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Education as a Human Right: Detroit’s Listening Project

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Date(s) - 11/14/2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Operating Engineers Local 324


The Detroit Life Coalition (referred to as the “DLC”) and Keep the Vote No Take Over will host an exclusive Listening Project with Amnesty International, the Journey for Justice Alliance, local educators, parents and concerned citizens at

Operating Engineers Local 324, 1550 Howard St, Detroit, MI 48216

The event takes place on Saturday November 14, 2015 from 11a.m to 2p.m. The Grassroots Listening Project is free with registration.

The evidence is becoming increasing clear that Corporate Intervention has violated the human rights of working and low-income families and students. In 1948 the United Nations under Article 26, recognized education as a human right and in 1999 the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights developed the 4A Principles of Education, which outlines that quality education must be available accessible, acceptable and adaptable. See publications such as “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, “Out of Control” and Metro Times article “Anatomy of the Takeover” which are just a few of the documents that highlight the infractions of the Public Education System on a national and local level. Yet with all that said, the point still remains, “Can Detroiter’s secure a Public Education System that will inspire, inform and prepare our young people to have a positive impact on the world? The Detroit Life Coalition and Keep the Vote No Take Over undeniably says YES and our solution is the implementation of a Sustainable School System.


The 4 pillars of Sustainable School System focus on:

  1. A strong focus on school culture, curriculum and staffing,
  2. Wrap-around supports for every child
  3. Real collaboration with the community, to ensure local ownership and accountability.
  4. Implement research-based instructional and educational reforms,


Guests will discuss and effectively document how corporate intervention of Public Education violates the human rights of Detroit’s working and low-income families and students.  In addition, guest will be learned that implementing a Sustainable School System will allow us to mend the bridges between Detroit students, parents, educators and community organizations while at the same time giving us the opportunity to reestablish a true community-engaged school system.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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