What does it means to engage thoughtfully with the place that you live and the people around you? That’s also the question that panelists will dig into Wednesday at 4 p.m. as part of Wayne State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series.
“I think we’re having more robust conversations about how to give people the resources and the money… to make these projects happen.” – Chase Cantrell, Building Community Value
The panel discussion will highlight participants in a project called I.Detroit who were recognized for their roles in the city’s culture, history, activism and devotion. The event takes place at Wayne State University’s Undergraduate Library in the Bernath Auditorium, or you can attend virtually. Find more information and register here.
Listen: A conversation about civic engagement in 2022.
John Corvino is the dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. He will moderate the panel on Wednesday. He says the I.Detroit project and the panelists that are part of it are models for how to explore these topics.
“It’s this really integrated project that thoughtfully engages with people of the city and profiles and celebrates those people for the influence they’ve had,” says Corvino.
“This sort of work is happening all over the city in all different formats and forms, and it’s not new,” says Cantrell. “I think we’re having more robust conversations about how to give people the resources and the money… to make these projects happen.”