Detroit Evening Report: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson hosting Juneteenth event at Detroit Historical Museum

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Detroit Historical Museum at 5401 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Mich.

Distinguished professor, author and Detroit native Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is returning to his hometown for a Juneteenth celebration this weekend.

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Dyson will join Make It Count, a local nonprofit focused on banning flavored tobacco products, for a sold out lunch and learn event at the Detroit Historical Museum on Saturday.

The conversation will focus on the tobacco industry’s use of flavored products to target young consumers. This issue has been especially relevant in Michigan, where addiction rates are high in young communities of color.

Read: Efforts to end flavored tobacco product sales in Detroit get a boost from the CDC

The Michigan Legislature is considering a bill that could end the sale of flavored menthol and tobacco products across the state.

Dr. Dyson and Make It Count begin their discussion tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the lower level of the museum’s auditorium.

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