Michigan Roundtable hosts conference addressing racial inequity
The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion holds a conference titled “Opportunity for All: Inequity, Linked Fate and Social Justice in Michigan” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30, 2009 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave., in Detroit.
Opportunity for All examines the recently completed report of Dr. John A. Powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for The Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Powell’s report reviews the historic discrepancies in the opportunities offered to whites and people of color in metro Detroit and offers insight into how the region can recognize and reconcile that past.
Local personalities will be featured as speakers including: Heaster Wheeler, Executive Director of the Detroit Branch - NAACP and Judge Linda V. Parker of the Wayne County Circuit Court.
This conference seeks to develop a community-based network to establish an action plan to promote equity for all, build relationships for social justice and create sustainable communities vital to the region’s economic future.
For more information or to register visit www.miroundtable.org or call Freda G. Sampson, 313-870-1500, ext. 113.