From the fight for a fair wage, to business closures during a pandemic, to a historic lack of job opportunities for specifically Black individuals in Detroit - race-based economic and social suppression was systemically and strategically created in Detroit. This special virtual discussion focuses on the work of Detroit activists and leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping create a more economically just and mobile city.
Special guests include the Michigan Executive Director of Mother Justice, Eboni Taylor; Executive Director of the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM), DeWayne Wells; and Dr. Alicia Farris, Chief Operations Officer of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC).
Field credit is offered to students attending this session. Students should check with their field faculty supervisors for more information.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106