June 2017 – Page 2 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2017

Removing Layers

Backstory: As a first-generation student, I often pause to reflect on the generations that came before me, and I am truly humbled to be standing where I am today.  My great grandparents were immigrants from México, who migrated to Texas to find work.  My grandmother was born in Texas, and from the tender age of …

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Week 5!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/06/27/detroit-pistons-taxes-fund/103243012/ This article discusses how the Little Caesars arena could potentially help Detroit neighborhoods.  Millions of Detroit tax dollars were spent making modifications to the arena so that the Pistons could also use the facility.  Councilwoman Mary Sheffield introduced legislation that would redirect money from the NBA plays income taxes back into the neighborhood.  The …

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Week 4

I’m not really sure what the prompt means by “cultural cues” but I definitely notice a distinctive workplace culture at the Green Garage. They have 5 different types of recycling bins, two composts, and a rooftop garden. We are encouraged to go to the loft with couches and blankets to nap if we need to …

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Week 4.1

The main reason I wanted to be placed in the Southwest Detroit Business Association was because of the kind of impact I wanted to make. I wanted to help in anyway that I could to make the neighborhood a much better place to do business and prosper. I get that impression as well from my …

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Week Four: Rest in Peace, Philando Castile and Nabra Hassenen

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/killed-castile-pot-smell-made-fear-life-article-1.3265188?utm_content=bufferfa05d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw Today, while browsing a website for inspiration about a project I’m working on, I stumbled upon this article. I read it, and felt such disgust, such pain. This week’s theme is culture, and having just read Dominique’s article, I’m thinking about culture outside of the confines of race, gender, nationality, religion, ethnicity. All of …

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