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 2023 Equity Forum

Detroit Future City (DFC) is hosting its fourth annual Equity Forum, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action. This year’s event will explore the intersections between sustainability, economic equity, and community & economic development to explore a vision for a thriving and resilient Detroit and inspire action towards that vision.

During the event, Bridge Michigan’s Environment Reporter, Kelly House, will facilitate a fireside chat with keynote presenters – Dr. Andre Perry and Naomi Davis – and a reaction panel discussion with local leaders – Maria Garlaza from the Detroit Office of SustainabilityDonna Givens-Davidson from the Eastside Community Network, and Regina Strong from Michigan EGLE – to explore ideas and examples that can address climate vulnerability and economic inequity in Detroit to cultivate a city where Detroiters can thrive, meet their unique needs, and prosper.