Annual Equity Forum

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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 2022 Equity Forum

Detroit Future City (DFC) is hosting its third annual Equity Forum, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action. During this year’s event DFC’s CEO, Anika Goss, will introduce the organizations new strategic plan, which highlights how DFC will work to collectively build a prosperous city with a just and inclusive economy by leading initiatives that disrupt systemic racism to grow wealth for black Detroiters and other Detroiters of color.

A dynamic panel moderated by Orlando Bailey will include Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, and Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer of Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), will explore the ideas of reparative policy and planning, a revolution of values, and strategies to advance economic equity.

Youth poets, Imani Nichele and Aja Allante of InsideOut Literary Arts will also display original poems highlighting their vision of a reparative Detroit.

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