Panel discussion to explore equity in Detroit parks

“Just Place: Race, Parks and Public Spaces in Detroit” will explore the racial history, policies and practices that have limited Black participation in parks.

A panel discussion and presentation on equity in the Detroit Parks system takes place this weekend.

Just Place: Race, Parks and Public Spaces in Detroit” will explore the racial history, policies and practices that have limited Black participation in parks. The panel will take place in New Center Park on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1 until 3 p.m.

Sigal Hemy is the executive director of Detroit Parks and Recreation. Marshalle Favors is the director of community engagement for New Detroit, the organization that will facilitate the conversation.

They spoke with CultureShift about what to expect from the discussion.

Photo credit: Sigal Hemy/Detroit Parks Coalition.

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.