Annual Equity Forum

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 2024 Equity Forum


Detroit Future City (DFC) is excited to announce the date for its fifth annual equity forum events on October 22nd and 23rd, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action.  

This year’s event will explore advancing economic equity in the future of work to ensure Detroiters have equitable access to quality employment opportunities both today and in the future. As the landscape of work evolves and the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) becomes increasingly recognized in America, this event will address key strategies and initiatives to support equitable employment. Together, we’ll explore innovative approaches to bridge gaps, foster inclusivity, and create sustainable pathways for all Detroiters to thrive in a changing world. 





Date(s): Pre-Event Reception | October 22nd at 5:30pm – 8pm

Equity Forum | October 23rd at 9:23am – 2pm

Location: Pre-Event Reception | TBD

Equity Forum | TBD

Cost: Pre-Event Reception | Ticketed event. Prices and ticket information coming soon.

Equity Forum | Free Event


Keynote Speaker – Jelani Cobb, Columbia University Professor of Journalism and Dean of Columbia Journalism School




If interested in sponsoring this event, please email Kate Cherry ( to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Sponsoring this event illustrates your commitment to advancing equity in Detroit. Sponsorships will extend to both the pre-event reception and the main event, helping you to leverage your impact and reach an audience of highly motivated change makers.

Detroit Future City is a 501c-3 nonprofit corporation. The annual DFC Equity Forum is intended to introduce innovative practices and solutions to inspire action that will advance economic equity and overall quality of life for all Detroiters. While there is no charge for this event, we do accept donations. Donations made will support DFC’s mission to advance economic equity and the quality of life for all Detroiters.