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Building America's Communities: A Conversation on Inequality & Opportunity

  • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel 1000 River Place Drive Detroit, MI, 48207 United States (map)

On Saturday, May 14th, New Leaders Council Progressive Action Initiative (NLC4) will be hosting a policy forum, Building America’s Communities: A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity in Detroit, MI. The NLC Detroit Chapter will be co-hosting this special event with the NLC National Leadership Team to focus the conversation on Detroit and around the Midwest about issues of inequality, but highlighting how private investment from individuals, foundation and corporations have had an impact on revitalizing communities that mirror similar conditions that exist in the city of Detroit. 

The Building America’s Communities conversation will provide a comparative analysis between local issues and the issues the region and the nation are facing; the conversation will convene local and national leaders and experts to critically analyze the current context of various social justice issues impacting Detroit and propose and share evidence based policy solutions to these challenges. 

On behalf of the New Leaders Council, Detroit Chapter, we would like for you to join us on this day. 

You can register here:

And see the agenda here:

Special Guests:

U.S. Representative, Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14) 

The Honorable, State Representative, Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)

Detroit City Council Member, Raquel Castañeda-López, District 6

Keynote Speakers:

Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver, City of Flint

Michael Blake, Michael Blake, New York State Assembly Member

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Myra Lee, Chapter Vice Director via email at