Detroit Future Programs Share Their Work with Local and National Audiences
Detroit Future is a movement to build a more just, creative and collaborative city. It consists of three programs that put the principles of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition into practice: Detroit Future Media, Detroit Future Schools and Detroit Future Youth. Recently, Detroit Future program leaders had opportunities to share their work with local and national audiences:
- 10/29/11 - Jenny Lee, Ilana Weaver, Alia Harvey-Quinn, Isaac Miller and Ron Watters presented about Detroit Future Programs at the recent Re-Imagining Work conference and led an interactive workshop to engage participants in re-imagining Detroit's economy. Read framing remarks from Jenny Lee here. Read the workshop outline here.
- 11/5/11 - Diana Nucera presented at the Race 2 Equity Conference, which launched the Metropolitan Detroit Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Racial Equity.
- 11/9/11 - Jenny Lee presented on the "Advocacy and Innovation in Social Media" panel at the PolicyLink Equity Summit, alongside James Rucker of ColorOfChange.org and Rishi Jaitly of the Knight Foundation. Read her remarks here.
- 11/11/11 - Diana Nucera and Janel Yamashiro led a workshop at the University of Michigan School of Information with Kat Hartman of Data Driven Detroit. Read their workshop outline here.
- 10/15/11 - Lottie Spady spoke with a Media & Social Justice class of masters students at Marygrove College on the role of social media in social justice work, how the Detroit Future Programs are using social media for documentation, to address the lack of justice coverage in mainstream news outlets and to build community through the #detroitfuture hash tag.