Saturday, July 21, 2007

Movin' the D Forward

Girl in the D is honored to be a panelist of Movin' the D Forward, a candid, two-hour event with six young leaders about the 1967 uprising in Detroit and its impact 40 years later.

Sponsored by WWJ, Wayne State University and WDET 101.9, Movin' the D Forward takes place from 9 to 11 am on Thursday, July 26 at the Spencer Partrich Auditorium on Wayne State's campus.

Award-winning broadcast journalist Amyre Makupson will serve as Master of Ceremonies and moderator of the event, which begins with remarks from Shirley Stancato, president and CEO of New Detroit-The Coalition, and Dr. Daniel Krichbaum, president and CEO of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, about the 1967 uprising in Detroit and other historical points of note. Following that -- and some quick words from Ebony Reed of the Detroit News -- the five panelists will offer their frank opinions about the legacy of 1967 and the future of Detroit, including their personal views on the region and what we think it will take to make Detroit a world-class city. The event concludes with a question and answer session among the panelists and audience members.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to express my views about Detroit's future, and humbled to share the stage with the other panelists, five dynamic, young leaders that include:
Seats to Movin' the D Forward are no longer available, but if you have access to a computer, you can still catch the event live. Head to WWJ for an audiocast of the program, or check out WDIV or Fox2 for live video coverage.

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