2014 Equity Action Summit Images & Media Coverage
people came together following 6 months of story sharing on issues affecting racial equity in housing, transit and criminal justice on March 29, 2014 and celebrated with the Michigan Roundtable and our community partners, the work of the Healing Stories Project at the Equity Action Summit. The Summit was a place to continue to engage in the sharing of our stories of equity and action.
In the morning we began the Summit with an opening statement from legendary community activist Grace Lee Boggs. Following Grace's reflection we engaged with a panel of community leaders hosted by Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez on the State of Equity in Detroit.
Participants engaged with each other in two breakout sessions on sharing the stories and delivering the action for equity in housing, transit and criminal justice.
Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright addressed the audience on the power of storytelling for social action. Dr. Wright's speech was truly inspiring, rooted in social justice and accountability and certainly set a call of action to us all as we strive to make the places we live and work places where all people are rooted in equity and opportunity.
Grace Lee Boggs speaking at Equity Action Summit
Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivering keynote address at Equity Action Summit
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MEDIA COVERAGE OF SUMMIT
Detroit Free Press
Lansing State Journal