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Listening Project for Michigan’s Districts Primarily Serving Students of Color (FREE EVENT)

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Date(s) - 05/21/2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

UAW Local 652


Dear Education Community Members,
We are cordially inviting Board Members, Teachers, & Community leaders (ie. Key Stake Holders) to our first Listening Project for Michigan Districts Primarily Serving Students of Color on May 21, 2016, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Lansing. We would like for you, as key stake holders in these districts, to participate, network, and share your experiences with us. For more information and to register for the summit please go to: www.detroityouthreport.org
The Michigan Network for Equity in Education and The Detroit LIFE Coalition are hosting an intimate Listening Project for Michigan districts key stake holders who primarily serve students of color. Listening Projects are a collection of experiences from organizations, professional groups, or individuals who are most impacted by an issue. While some of these districts still have local control, others have experienced a variety of state interventions including complete dissolution (Buena Vista and Inkster), whole district charterization (Muskegon Heights and Highland Park), consent agreements (Benton Harbor and Pontiac), and the imposition of emergency management (Detroit). Districts that have not yet experienced such interventions live under constant threat. Our goal with this Listening Project is to create an opportunity for us to meet, share our stories, be heard, strategize, and envision a better educational future for our children and our communities.
Please register soon, Space is limited!
Event Address:
UAW Local 652
426 Clare Street
Lansing, MI. 48917
May 21, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm


1.     Effectively document how state intervention has changed education, especially from a district and overall community perspective.
2.    Unify the voices of Districts Primarily Serving Students of Color and create an organizing network that will work collectively toward addressing undemocratic local and national education policies.
3.    Build a working relationship between Michigan Network for Equity in Education and Districts Primarily Serving Students of Color.

Michigan Network for Equity in Education Member’s Speak:


Bookings are closed for this event.

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  1. I serve in a small district in Saginaw County where the student population is nearly 60% African American.

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