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April 8, 2014 | All Day
Category: Conference
Location: Spencer M. Partrich Auditorum, Wayne Law
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

You are invited to attend "Detroit Bankruptcy and Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities" at Wayne State University Law School, hosted by the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, and MOSES.

"Detroit Bankruptcy and Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities" will be a powerful and highly informative conference on advancing equity and inclusion in cities facing bankruptcy and financial crisis. The conference brings together organizers, policy makers, community members, researchers and the public from Detroit and across the country to analyze shared challenges and root causes, and to craft strategies and solutions.

Monday, April 7 - 5:30-9pm

Evening program featuring Keynote Speakers:

  • Thomas Sugrue, David Boies Professor of History and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rip Rapson, CEO Kresge Foundation

Tuesday, April 8 - 8:30am-6pm

All-day conference featuring Keynote Speakers:

  • Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
  • Carol O'Cleireacain, Nonresident Sr. Fellow/Member Brookings Institution/Council on Foreign Relations

Tuesday's conference will also include panel discussions and break out sessions.


Due to limited seating, we kindly ask that you register for this event.  

For more information about this event, please contact Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at 313-577-3620.