June 2020 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2020

Week 3: Broken Pieces

Dear Future Me, This week you began your participant interviews and found misfortune sprinkled all over the city. You spoke with participants who shared experiences where they felt forgotten. You heard of how the city let others down through services, resources. and opportunities. It reminded you of how the city let you down. Your work

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Deadline Detroit provides has provided me a lens into the composition of Detroit. Deadline Detroit, being a local news agency who staffs individuals born and raised in Detroit, allows for an authentic portrayal of what Detroit was and is. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to diverse perspectives throughout the Black Lives Matter protests, as police officers

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Equity Workshops

With social and political discourse occurring all over the United States, it’s not surprising that these issues have (rightfully) entered the workplace. This has correlated to weekly Equity trainings for the Enrollment Team in addition to a “Navigating our current National Climate” Microsoft Teams meeting I joined on my second day at the job. These

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Wellness Check and Plant Check – Taking a Moment

I appreciate the workplace culture of EcoWorks because of the connections and learning it provides through the plethora of dialogues, allowing me to connect with different departments, and promoting monthly staff meetings. A prominent theme, particularly in staff meetings, are the wellness checks in the beginning. Last Monday I was invited to be part of

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