News and Events
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Recent articles featuring the Clinic's clients:
The Detroit Free Press reports on a new community court, the first of its kind in Michigan, to be housed in the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, a client of the Clinic.
The Metrotimes profiles James Beard Foundation Leadership Winner and Clinic client Malik Yakini from the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
In the New York Times, Mark Bittman interviews Malik Yakini from the the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
Model D reports on COLORS restaurant, opened by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-U).
The Detroit Free Press reviews COLORS in "Serving Meals, Serving Society" on September 12, 2011.
A Democracy NOW! video interview on urban agriculture in Detroit features an interview with the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
A Clinic client participates in a charity cooking competition in Eastern Market, Model D reports.
Wiretap Magazine highlights the work of a Clinic client who uses media activism as a new renewable resource for Detroit.
The Michigan Daily features a Clinic client recently awarded a grant through the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program. The grant is funded through the Farm Bill and is creating jobs in food and agriculture, which is the second leading industry in Michigan, with an economic impact of $71 billion.
Zingerman's Community of Businesses: A discussion on their unique business philosophy, structure and plans for the future
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Community and Economic Development Clinic opened its classroom to the Law School community for a discussion with Paul Saginaw, co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.
Low-Wage Workers' Rights Panel
On February 27, 2013, there was an event discussing low-wage workers' rights in Michigan and beyond. Moderator: Gowri Krishna. Panelists: Minsu Longiaru of Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan, Amy Tilchen of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project, and Rick McHugh of the National Employment Law Project. Co-sponsored by the Poverty Law Society, PBAP, ACLU, and MILLA.
Worker Cooperatives: Rethinking Corporate Structures in a Changing Economy, a lunch talk discussing worker cooperatives, businesses owned and managed by their workers. With guest speakers: Vanessa Bransburg, Cooperative Coordinator from the Center for Family Life in Brooklyn, NY, and Roy Messing, Interim Director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center in Kent, OH, facilitated by Prof. Gowri Krishna
Thursday, November 1, 2012, noon-1pm, Law School South Hall, Room 0220.
Alicia Alvarez presented Legal Issues Faced by Nonprofit Organizations in Creating Social Enterprises
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9 a.m.
For additional information and registration visit: www.newdetroit.org/obscms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=295&Itemid=274
Life as a Transactional Lawyer: A Coffee Talk with Vic Sears, Associate at Foley & Lardner LLP
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Room 1060, South Hall.
"Michigan Foreclosure Crisis: Challenges and Solutions" A panel discussion exploring the origins of the crisis, unique challenges in Michigan, and possible legal and community-based solutions.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Co-sponsored by National Lawyer's Guild, Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and Real Estate Law Society.
"Land Use, Urban Agriculture, & Food Justice" A panel discussion exploring innovations in land use policy, urban agriculture, and community food security in Detroit.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Alicia Alvarez presented a workshop on "Employment Basics for Michigan Nonprofit Organizations" at the University of Michigan Ross Alumni Nonprofit Board Forum on May 21, 2011.
Alicia Alvarez presented a workshop on "Nonprofit Compliance Issues" at New Detroit on May 10, 2011.