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Thursday, May 25 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Future of Black Neighborhoods and Business in Detroit

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The discussion is centered on the ideas of "Preserving Black Spaces in Detroit" and the quote "You shouldn't have to move to live in a nice neighborhood." 

Uncovering the internal and external issues around Black business and neighborhoods to connect resources and develop personal and organizational commitments.  

This is a safe space and place for entrepreneurs to talk about important issues facing Detroit's neighborhoods and learn about work being done to make a change in everyone's backyards. 

As changes continue to happen in Downtown and Midtown, the work of community activists is essential to preserving the integrity of Detroit's neighborhoods while continuing to grow it's entrepreneurship support systems.


Speakers
avatar for Rhiannon Chester

Rhiannon Chester

ioby
Rhiannon"Rhi" Chester, Detroit native and Action Strategist with ioby (In Our Backyards) works on the ground in Detroit with community to strategize and develop fundraising skills through crowd-resourcing. Before joining the team at ioby, Rhiannon focused on media justice and LGB... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rashid

Joe Rashid

Detroit Action Strategist, ioby
Joe has spent his career in Detroit’s nonprofit sector, primarily in Southwest Detroit and the Brightmoor neighborhoods, working to empower and provide resources to local residents. His work is driven by the belief that community development is not a career choice, but a way of... Read More →

#DETSW17 Organizing Team
avatar for Aubrey Agee

Aubrey Agee

HackWSU Powered by AngelHacks w/ ReBrand Detroit & #CodeDetroit / Advisory Board, Innovation Warriors
I have an irrational love for Detroit and all the doers that dwell there and just beyond it's boarders. Let's empower our youth and not so young to own technology, to embrace their creativity, and to build up their community which will grow our economy. Let's also talk frankly... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Dueweke

Joanna Dueweke

Place-Based Entrepreneurship Track Captain / Advisory Board, Detroit Startup Week, ProsperUS Detroit
Dedicated to helping Detroit’s neighborhoods thrive, Joanna Dueweke is the Program Manager for ProsperUS Detroit where she commits her energy to fostering relationships, empowering entrepreneurs, and supporting community development. Before coming to ProsperUS and while achieving... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cutz Lounge 19655 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223