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February 25, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: International Institute of Metro Detroit
111 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Staff

Detroit is in bankruptcy.  As a result of this federal legal process, there will be a lot of changes in Detroit city government, some of these changes will affect:

  • employees and retirees of the city,
  • some changes will affect people who live in the city, and
  • some changes will affect the land use in the city.

We are offering a session in our continuing CitizenDetroit program that will let us explore these inevitable changes, and express our preference on some very important issues facing the Emergency Manager and the bankruptcy judge.

This historic and precedent bankruptcy may well have implications that affect every city not just in Michigan, but in the United States.  This is your opportunity to be engaged and make your voice heard through in-person experiential exercises designed to increase voter understanding of the financial crisis occurring in Detroit.

Come join Irvin D. Reid and Sheila Cockrel for dinner and community dialogue Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the International Institute of Metro Detroit located at 11 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 (Corner of Kirby and John R).  

Limited free parking available.  Admission is free.  Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

RSVP by February 20, 2014 online or by phone at (313) 577-0300.

This program is presented by the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement and the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) at Wayne State University.  The Eugene Applebaum Chair and FOCIS are made possible through the generosity of alumnus Eugene Applebaum, founding chair of the Wayne State University Foundation.

For more information about this event, please contact Pam William at 313-577-3465 or plwilliam@wayne.edu.