Annual Equity Forum

Learn More About The Annual Event

The Annual Equity Forum brings the community together to learn about DFC’s work, hear from national experts, and work collaboratively to start designing a pathway towards creating an economically equitable city and region.

The 2021 Equity Forum

The second annual Equity Forum comes on the heels of the release of DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” and forum attendees will get a first look at the economic equity dashboard, an interactive tool that will track progress over time.

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Meet The Keynote Speakers

Andre Perry, Ph. D. | Brookings Institute

A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Dr. Perry’s recent work has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.


Darrick Hamilton, Ph. D. | The New School

Considered one of the nation’s foremost scholars, economists, and public intellectuals, Dr. Hamilton has worked at the national level to craft innovative policies that advance equity.


Detroit Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard