NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: CARIBBEAN
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: CARIBBEAN

How global is your Detroit? Join us in the parlor with Gracie Xavier of Global Detroit to meet Detroiters from around the world.

With special guests:

  • Sophia Loraine Chue, Caribbean Community Service Center — Born and raised in Jamaica, Sophia is a Veteran of the United States Army. She moved to metro Detroit over 21 years ago, and is currently employed by Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI), an engineering company where she manages contract administration, human resources & business development. She serves Detroit entertainment commissions and the Detroit Immigration Task Force, and is a World Medical Relief Ambassador to the Caribbean. In 2017, Sophia founded the Caribbean Community Service Center to provide cultural, social, educational & professional support to Caribbean Nationals as they adapt to life in the United States. She is the mother of two sons and is an avid dancer, poet & community activist.
  • Ralph Taylor, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions — A 2016 Kresge Live Arts Fellow, Ralph is a native of Trinidad, where at a very young age he began learning from his family the art of making costumes for Carnival. Over 40 years ago he immigrated to Detroit to pursue a welding career while continuing to pursue his passion for Carnival costume design & production. Ralph’s costumes are commissioned for Mardi Gras parades throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, and he has collaborated with several local organizations, including Marche du Nain Rouge and DLECTRICITY.

This is the first of a three-part conversation series happening Fridays 5-7pm in June. Free & open to the public.

Food graciously provided by Cobo Joes and Caribbean Community Service Center

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JAY PITTER: INCLUSIVE CITY-BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

JAY PITTER: INCLUSIVE CITY-BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us to welcome Toronto-based author, placemaker & city-builder Jay Pitter. Her public talk, Inclusive City-Building for the Future will take place at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Free & open to the public. RSVP here.

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NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: LATIN AMERICA
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: LATIN AMERICA

How global is your Detroit? Join us in the parlor with Gracie Xavier of Global Detroit to meet Detroiters from around the world.

With Special Guests:

  • Charlene Uresy is an African-Cuban-American and self-taught artist born in Chicago and living in Detroit . Her mother migrated from Havana prior to the Cuban Revolution, where she left all of her relatives. Charlene was educated in the U.S. while consistently absorbing Cuban values from her mother. In 1999, Charlene made her first trip to Cuba, which was so transformative that she has returned every year since, including a recent six week visit.
  • Marta Annette Smith-Cruz, Kizomba Tá Doce - Born in Virginia and raised in Puerto Rico, Marta is a dance instructor in Detroit and hosts Afro-Kiz Socials, where she teaches Kizomba, Salsa & Bachata to Detroiters of all ages. She is employed as a Senior Business Analyst at FordDirect, an organization that provides dealers digital marketing and advertising services, lead management solutions, dealer websites, and other digital services. Marta's passion is giving back to the community, and has organized long term relief efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Currently, she is working with a local veterans service organization to use dance as a method of therapy for those afflicted with PTSD. Marta is a mother to twin girls, an avid dancer and organizer.

This is the second of a three-part conversation series happening Fridays 5-7pm in June. Free & open to the public.

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NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: AFRICA
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED: AFRICA

How global is your Detroit? Join us in the parlor with Gracie Xavier of Global Detroit to meet Detroiters from around the world.

With Special Guests:

  • Ime Ekpenyong, entrepreneur — Ime is a second generation American, born in Harlem, New York City. At the age of 3, he relocated to Nigeria with his parents, and moved back to the US in 1993 to further his education. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of ScriptGuideRX, a Michigan-based Pharmacy Benefit Management Corporation. His entrepreneurial experience also includes a marketing consulting firm, a janitorial firm, a wristwear brand and Kola Lounge, a restaurant highlighting African/Caribbean cuisine & music. He has a BSc, an MBA and a PhD, and serves as an Adjunct Faculty professor at University of Riverside, California. Ime also serves as the president of the Michigan Chapter of Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria and belongs to several non-profit groups focused on helping improve the lives of people of African & Caribbean descent.
  • Ajara Alghali, Live6 — A Detroit native but global citizen, Ajara has spent much of her adult life traveling the globe, witnessing life across many cultures. She has visited 21 countries and has a natural curiosity and interest in diplomacy that she applies to her work in Detroit. A graduate of Wayne State University, she serves as a Program Manager for Live 6 in Northwest Detroit and is an alumni of the New American Leaders Project and the Great Lakes Leadership Academy. She also studies and teaches West African dance and has directed two documentaries. 

This is the third of a three-part conversation series happening Fridays 5-7pm in June. Free & open to the public.

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PARLOR TALK: STEPHEN HENDERSON & ROSE GORMAN
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: STEPHEN HENDERSON & ROSE GORMAN

What are creative ways to breathe new life into old houses?

When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson found his childhood home on Tuxedo in NW Detroit abandoned and blighted, he undertook The Tuxedo Project to transform it into a writers' residence and literary center. Writer Rose Gorman joined as the inaugural Resident Fellow in Spring 2017, teaching at nearby Marygrove College and drawing connections between the college and neighborhood. Today they host workshops, book readings & author visits that are open to the public, as well as providing community space for local meetings & organizing activities.

How did they make it happen? What can we learn from their experience? And what's next?

 

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PARLOR TALK: CANDICE FORTMAN
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: CANDICE FORTMAN

"Navigating the Social Mob: How do we choose who to trash, who to recycle & who to keep in the era of rogue rappers, problematic presidents & activist athletes?"

Join us in the parlor with the indomitable Candice Fortman of WDET. Candice has a passion for media, women and Detroit, and she’s not afraid to let you know. She is a multi-media storyteller who explores the world around her through humor with a heavy cup of humanity.

As Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9, Detroit's NPR station, Candice leads the development and execution of engagement and marketing strategy to build WDET's audience, grow the stations online communities and engage listeners. Prior to joining in 2015, Candice served as Promotions Manager for the Clear Channel (iHeart Media) owned stations WKQI-FM, WMXD-FM and WNIC-FM.

As someone deeply in love with Detroit, Candice is a proud resident of the Grandmont community where she currently serves as board secretary.

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JANE'S WALK: CASS CORRIDOR
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

JANE'S WALK: CASS CORRIDOR

Join us in Detroit for two free, citizen-led walking conversations of the Cass Corridor inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. We'll be offering tours starting & ending at the historic David Mackenzie House:

  • Armando Delicato - Cass Corridor Neighborhood Tour
  • Francis Grunow - North Cass Alley District Tour

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PARLOR TALK: WILLIAM COLBURN
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: WILLIAM COLBURN

Join us in the parlor with William Colburn, founding director of Preservation Detroit and Executive Director of Wayne State University’s historic Charles Lang Freer House.

Colburn’s work in historic preservation began at age 21 as a buildings surveyor with the Detroit Urban Conservation Project. He joined the Preservation Wayne organization and soon rose to a leadership role as chairman and then founding executive director. During his 20 years of association with Preservation Wayne, Colburn transformed the WSU student organization into Detroit’s first full-time, citywide, nonprofit preservation organization. Today, the group is known as Preservation Detroit.

In addition to the successful battle to halt demolition and restore the Mackenzie House, home of WSU’s founder and first dean, Preservation Wayne also spearheaded an effort for more than three decades to preserve and revitalize the E. Ferry Avenue Historic District. Other accomplishments include the first comprehensive surveys of historic buildings on the WSU campus and surrounding community, resulting in more than 20 buildings and three historic districts receiving designation on the National Register of Historic Places. 

From the 1970s to the 1990s, the work of Preservation Wayne, together with other key individuals and organizations, helped to shift the WSU and Midtown area from clearance to preservation and restoration.

  • Hosted by Claire Nelson & Orlando Bailey
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
  • Locals & travelers welcome
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PARLOR TALK: JESSICA NORWOOD
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: JESSICA NORWOOD

"Would you invest in someone's freedom?"

Join us in the parlor with special visiting guest Jessica Norwood, a RSF Social Finance Fellow in Integrated Capital and an immediate past fellow of Nathan Cummings Foundation. She is the founder of The Runway Project, a suite of strategies that increase investment capital, particularly early capital known as a "Friends and Family" round, into Black businesses using a culture change lens. 
 

A former BALLE Fellow for local economies, Jessica advises and speaks worldwide on the intersection of culture and investing, emerging leadership, voting rights, community investing and black wealth creation. She is lifelong Fellow of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Southern University College of Business for Emerging Leaders, as well as the Political Power and Social Change Fellow of the Hip Hop Archive at the Hutchins Center of Harvard University. Her innovative work in investing has been profiled in NPR, Next City, Essence Magazine, Conscious Company, Fast Company and others. 

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey & Claire Nelson
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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PARLOR TALK: DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS

Who did David Byrne of Talking Heads fame call to record a track for his new album "American Utopia?" Detroit School of Arts.

Join us in the parlor with Vocal Music Director Cheryl Valentine & DSA students to hear about their experience collaborating on the music video for "Everybody's Coming to My House" performed by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble & filmed by students in Valentine's home.

Said Byrne: "When I saw what the Detroit students did with my song, it completely changed the way I thought of it. In fact, it changed the meaning of the song — I realized it was about inclusion, welcoming, and not being alone. It’s a more generous interpretation of the song than what I do with my voice. We are all in the same house — if we want to be. Just goes to show how a song can change (radically!) depending on who is singing it.” 

Watch the video here:
https://www.reasonstobecheerful.world/

Hosted by Orlando Bailey
Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
Open to the public, all welcome

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PARLOR TALK: DEATH OF A KING
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: DEATH OF A KING

Join us in Detroit with Jeffrey Nolish, Pastor Barry Randolph & Orlando Bailey to reflect on Dr. King's life on the 50th anniversary of his death. 

Fifty years ago—on April 4, 1968 at approximately 6:01pm CT—our nation’s greatest peacemaker was snatched by a sniper’s bullet at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. That shot would reverberate throughout the world. On April 4, 2018, the world will remember Dr. King's legacy with a 50th anniversary commemoration & moment of silence led by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Follow the #MLK50 conversations here.

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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CITY LOBBY: AMPLIFY PHILLY
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

CITY LOBBY: AMPLIFY PHILLY

Following Amplify Philly at SXSW, let's debrief. How did it go? What are other ways we can share Philadelphia stories around the world? Join us at Pipeline Philly with REC PhillyWitty Gritty — and anyone interested in urban exchange & urban diplomacy.

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DANIELLE MCGUIRE & KIDADA WILLIAMS
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

DANIELLE MCGUIRE & KIDADA WILLIAMS

As the #MeToo movement grows, who is being left behind? Join us in the parlor with two esteemed Detroit scholars on racial violence in America.

Danielle L. McGuire is an award-winning author and historian of racial and sexual violence. Her first book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Award. She is editor with John Dittmer of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. She is currently at work on a book about the 1967 murder of three young black men in the Algiers Motel murders in Detroit which will be published by Knopf.

Kidada E. Williams is an associate professor of African American and American history at Wayne State University and researches black people's lived experiences of racist violence. She is the author of They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I and a forthcoming book about families attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. Next year, she plans to begin writing a book about Detroit’s rape test kit backlog.

Read Danielle & Kidada's recent piece for The Bridge here.

  • Hosted by Chase L. Cantrell
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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PARLOR TALK: ALOK SHARMA
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: ALOK SHARMA

Detroit's blowing it again, says Detroit entrepreneur, data analyst and civic rabble rouser Alok Sharma of Sharma Analytics. We're going to master the defining technology of the 21st Century—and use it to sell cars?

Join us in the parlor for a conversation about how Artificial Intelligence in cars is a missed opportunity.  (Hint: It should be about the AI, not the cars...)

Alok Sharma is founder of Sharma Analytics, a technology management consultancy based at TechTown that uses data to rationalize, select, plan and manage technology projects for small to mid-size organizations. As a longtime city booster, trend trafficker & political wonk, Sharma has contributed to a number of civic campaigns & initiatives, including Council by Districts, National Day of Civic Hacking, Detroit Startup Drinks, Detroit Synergy & more.

  • Hosted by Claire Nelson
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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PARLOR TALK: MARLOWE STOUDAMIRE
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: MARLOWE STOUDAMIRE

"How can the power of relationships & social capital build a stronger city?"

Join us in the parlor with Marlowe Stoudamire of Butterfly Effect Detroit. He is passionate about creating shared experiences & building relationships to help individuals, businesses & communities leverage their value—and to bring diverse groups together across cultural & ideological lines. A native of Detroit and Cass Tech grad, Stoudamire has led community initiatives including The Detroit 67 Project and Mash Detroit, guest hosted American Black Journal on Detroit Public Television, and worked with Skillman Foundation and Henry Ford Health System. In 2013, he received the Marshall Memorial Fellowship through the German Marshall Fund of the United States to represent Detroit in transatlantic exchange. Most recently, he was selected for the 2018 Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program.

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
Mar
10
to Mar 13

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

  • 700 Trinity Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Head to Austin for SXSW? We hope to see you at:

May we recommend?

Our Consulate Correspondents will be roving to report out great ideas from Detroit, Philly & other cities. Follow us @urbanconsulate on Twitter & Instagram.

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PARLOR TALK: ASANDI CONNER
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: ASANDI CONNER

"What about me?" Join us for a conversation with Asandi Conner about how to stop overlooking local talent and build leadership capacity for Detroiters of color.

Asandi Conner is Director of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, which invites leaders, both local & national, to help stimulate progress within Detroit's civic, community & economic development landscape. A native Detroiter, Conner seeks out opportunities to engage with organizations that uplift her city and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to build a network of doers focused on Detroit's revitalization. 

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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PARLOR TALK: CARLOS NIELBOCK
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: CARLOS NIELBOCK

How do we create more opportunity for non-college bound young people in Detroit to connect to the city's economy as it revitalizes?

Join us in the parlor with artist & master craftsman Carlos Nielbock, founder of CAN Art Handworks, an architectural metalwork studio on Detroit's east side, where he has been recreating the artistry of Detroit's past for 30 years. Having not been inclined towards higher education himself, Neilbock benefited from opportunities to apply the skilled trades—and he wants to create these opportunities for others. Now he's working to build the foundation of a homegrown industry in green energy technology—with a focus on using the people & resources already within the city.

Watch a short video here. Follow the Facebook page here. Support the crowdfunding campaign here.

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation

Photo: Sal Rodriguez, TBD Magazine

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ACCOMPLICES: A LOVE STORY
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

ACCOMPLICES: A LOVE STORY

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see." -James Baldwin

Are you an accomplice for racial justice? Join us for an honest conversation led by Lauren Hood of Deep Dive Detroit with friends & colleagues Eric Thomas and Ned StaeblerHow has Ned risked his power & privilege? How has Eric helped Ned be more woke? Allies, what are you willing to give up—and what will you gain?

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
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CITY LOBBY: HELEN GYM
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

CITY LOBBY: HELEN GYM

Join us for a conversation with City Councilmember Helen Gym about her most daring ideas for Philadelphia. What should we dare to dream in 2018 to create a more just & equitable city for all? What bold urban ideas & initiatives excite her? Where can Philadelphia lead the national conversation about the future of cities?

All welcome. Bring your imagination & courage...

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WORKSHOP: COMMUNITY TRAUMA & HEALING
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP: COMMUNITY TRAUMA & HEALING

Join us in the parlor for a special workshop titled “Community Building in the 21st Century: Exploring Trauma, Healing, and Inclusive Growth” led by visiting guest Michael O'Bryan of Philadelphia.

O'Bryan is an Urban Innovation Fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute and Director of Youth Programs at Village of Arts & Humanities in Philadelphia. He consults locally and nationally, exploring the intersections of trauma-informed practice and community well-being. Much of O'Bryan's work has centered on amplifying the voices of marginalized populations, touching the worlds of performance art and public health. In 2014, he was awarded “Child Advocate of The Year” by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Innovator of the Week in 2016 by Urban Innovation Exchange. In 2017, he was selected as an Emerging City Champion by Knight Foundation & 880 Cities and named one of the People Changing Philly.

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey & Kayana Sessums
  • Free & open to the public
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation

 

 

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PARLOR TALK: TIFFANY BROWN
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: TIFFANY BROWN

"How can we make sure people designing cities are representative of the places they serve?" Join us in the parlor for a conversation with Tiffany Brown of 400 Forward.

Earlier this year, the 400th African-American woman was licensed to be an architect in the United States. With over 110,000 registered architects, that makes .03 percent who are African-American Women.

Detroit architectural designer Tiffany Brown wants to change that. As creator of 400 Forward, a new Knight Arts winning program of Urban Arts Collective co-founded by Brown and two fellow designers from Detroit, she is working to build a more accessible road for the next generation, through multi-point contact starting at K-12 levels through licensure.

Born and raised in Detroit, Brown works for SmithGroupJJR, serves as Vice President of NOMA Detroit, and serves on the K-12 Working Group with The American Institute of Architects. She holds a M.Arch and MBA from Lawrence Tech, where she is also an adjunct professor.

Join us for a conversation about moving the needle.

  • Hosted by Orlando Bailey
  • Locals & travelers welcome
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation

 

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PARLOR TALK: CHASE L. CANTRELL
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: CHASE L. CANTRELL

What is the State of Our Black City? What role should Detroit play as a national model for black culture, investment, development, and thought? Join us in the parlor for a special talk by Chase L. Cantrell, founder of Building Community Value and host of the Consulate's Detroit parlor talks since 2016.

Cantrell is a transactional attorney, a 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Winner, a Salzburg Global Forum Cultural Innovator, and was once named by Huffington Post as a Black Millennial to Watch. Born & raised in the city of Detroit, he has a deep commitment to creating platforms for sustainable social and economic development to improve the lives of Detroiters. Cantrell has also lived & studied in Paris, France; Ottawa, Canada; and Montréal, Canada. He currently resides in Northwest Detroit.

Read more about Chase's work here.

  • Hosted by Claire Nelson
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
  • Locals & travelers welcome
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PARLOR TALK: FRANCIS GRUNOW
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: FRANCIS GRUNOW

What does Detroit lose when we prioritize cars over people?

Detroit has a parking problem. The combination of numerous surface parking lots, and insufficient transportation alternatives, has created a downtown full of holes and gaps that undermine the walkability and density the city needs to compete globally. Join us in the parlor with urbanist and public policymaker Francis Grunow for a conversation about the REAL costs of parking, and what we lose when we prioritize cars over people.

Suggested Reading: The High Cost of Free Parking

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CITY LOBBY: RACE & PUBLIC SPACE
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

CITY LOBBY: RACE & PUBLIC SPACE

Philadelphia has invested significantly in improving its public spaces for all citizens to enjoy. The benefits of a vibrant public realm and civic commons are clear—we need spaces to come together, get fresh air, repose alone, protest, or play. But are these spaces welcoming and accessible to everyone? Who are they designed by? Who are they designed for? Join us for the beginning of a conversation about race & public space, with special guests:

Free & open to the public. All welcome. RSVP here

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PARLOR TALK: YODIT MESFIN JOHNSON
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: YODIT MESFIN JOHNSON

Join us in the parlor with Yodit Mesfin Johnson to consider the question: "How can white people assimilate into black communities with respect and honor?"

Yodit is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Strategy for NEW | Solutions for Nonprofits in Detroit & Ann Arbor. She is also the founder of Lips & Hips, an initiative to move women forward and inspire them as feminist change-makers. A nationally recognized leader in business development, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship, Yodit is a passionate advocate for equity and access for people of color.

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CITY LOBBY: LESSONS FROM COPENHAGEN
Dec
4
4:30 PM16:30

CITY LOBBY: LESSONS FROM COPENHAGEN

In early October, Philadelphia officials traveled once again to Copenhagen with the Knight Foundation to learn about best practices in planning accessible, connected cities for all age groups. Join us for a conversation about what they saw, what they learned, and their takeaways for Philadelphia:

Co-hosted by Urban Consulate, Bicycle Coalition & 5th Square

 

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PARLOR TALK: MAYA WILEY
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: MAYA WILEY

Join us in the parlor with nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity, Maya Wiley.

Named one of the "Leading Black Women Social Activists Advocating Change" by The Root, she has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress, and developed programs to challenge structural racism in the United States and South Africa.

Wiley is Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She is also the chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the independent oversight agency for the city’s police department. Formerly, Wiley served as counsel to Mayor de Blasio, where she worked to expand affordable broadband access, advance civil and human rights and gender equity, and increase city support for minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Prior, Wiley was the founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion and has worked for the Open Society Foundation; the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; the American Civil Liberties Union; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

  • Hosted by Claire Nelson, Urban Consulate
  • Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
  • Locals & travelers welcome
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PARLOR TALK: DELPHIA SIMMONS & FRANKIE PICCIRILLI
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: DELPHIA SIMMONS & FRANKIE PICCIRILLI

Think you know what homelessness looks like? Join us in the parlor with special guests from the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS) to learn about their work serving the most vulnerable members of our community.

  • Delphia Simmons, Chief Strategy & Learning Officer
  • Frankie Piccirilli, Director of Development

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PARLOR TALK: JERRY HEBRON & MALIK YAKINI
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

PARLOR TALK: JERRY HEBRON & MALIK YAKINI

What's the future of food sovereignty and security in Detroit? Join us in the parlor for a conversation with two esteemed leaders of Detroit's urban agriculture movement:

As members of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Detroit Food Policy Council, they have each worked tirelessly to build community self-reliance, advocate for food justice, and change consciousness about food.

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