By Lori AthertonSept. 27, 2013
Social and economic development, police practices, public education, the upcoming mayoral election—the city of Detroit offers no shortage of conversation starters. If you want to get involved in the discussion, plan to attend Detroit Month at the Law School, where you'll hear from alumni and community leaders involved in revitalization efforts.
Detroit Month is series of lunchtime talks in October aimed at highlighting the city's current issues and efforts to address them. The events are sponsored by the Michigan Law student group JDs in the D, whose goal is to encourage students to get involved with the city. This is the second year Detroit Month is being held, said 2L Danielle Krumholz, JDs in the D co-chair. With more than 10 talks on wide-ranging topics being offered, participants will gain a "better understanding of the dynamic issues facing Detroit," she said.
The kick-off event is a panel discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 1, featuring Matthew Cullen, AB '78, president and CEO of Rock Ventures, LLC, and Denise Lewis, '83, a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, who will discuss the future of Detroit. 3L Perry Teicher, co-founder of JDs in the D, will moderate. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 138 Hutchins Hall.
Other dates, topics, and speakers include:
In addition to the talks, JDs in the D hosted two bus tours of Detroit and are hosting a community service project in conjunction with Michigan Law's Public Benefits Advocacy Project. Volunteers will assist Detroiters with applying for benefits at the Tumaini Center on Friday, Oct. 18.
View the complete list of Detroit Month events or visit the Detroit Month Facebook page for up-to-date information.
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