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  • Urban Consulate 4735 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 USA (map)

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