Detroit Future City (DFC) is hosting its third annual Equity Forum this September, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action.
Hosted virtually on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3-4:30 p.m., the forum will kick off with DFC’s Chief Executive Officer Anika Goss introducing the organization’s new strategic plan. The plan highlights how DFC will work collectively to 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.
The forum will also include a panel that explores the ideas of reparative policy and planning, a revolution of values, and strategies to advance economic equity. Emmy award-winning journalist Orlando Bailey will moderate the panel featuring:
- Dr. Julian Agyeman, Director, Urban Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
- Anika Goss, Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Future City
- Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity
Following the panel, youth poets Imanie Nichele and Aja Allante from InsideOut Literary Arts will display original poems highlighting their vision of a reparative Detroit.