July 2020 – Page 9 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2020

Week Five: COVID-19’s Lingering Effect

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/30/michigan-school-reopening-plan-whitmer-um-survey/3284965001/ COVID-19 continues to bring about uncertainties in people’s lives and this includes students and educators. In the article, “Whitmer’s School Plan: Students and Teachers in masks, no visitors, spaced desks, cleaning” written by Jennifer Chambers and Beth LeBlanc from the Detroit News, a plan for school districts is laid out and it is based …

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Week 5: Let’s put an end to Food Insecurity!

Article link:https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2020/06/09/is-there-a-hack-for-solving-food-insecurity-these-young-leaders-think-they-found-a-solution/#3d6961d87257 Video Link: https://www.forbes.com/video/6162469571001/ Food insecurity is a prevalent issue that affects over 48% of Detroiters. This inequality is due to layers of problems that have left families facing starvation and lack of proper nutrition. I have always been passionate about addressing the food desert problem in Detroit and it was comforting to find …

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Mama Shu’s Work in Highland Park

https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/highland-park-innovation-061217.aspx This article really shows what Avalon Village has done for the community and will do in the future, as well as highlighting how great co-ops and tight-knit communities are! It also shows how Soulardarity and Avalon Village have become partners and are invested in creating a community without relying on the city or officials. …

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If It Doesn’t Work, Why Keep It?

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/in-the-blackest-city-in-america-a-fight-to-end-facial-recognition/ This article brought light to an issue I didn’t even know Detroit was having. Detroit has had a contract with DataWorks that allows law enforcement to use facial-recognition software to identify suspects in crimes, but that software has been doing more harm than good. It was supposed to reduce crime in Detroit but in …

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Week 5: Don’t spend your money on July 7!

https://www.blackoutday.org/ Across social media, I have been seeing posts circulating about a national economic “blackout” day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. #BlackOutDay2020 is a response to the millions of black squares posted on Instagram on June 2, 2020, in support of black lives and black-owned businesses. The campaign challenges everyone to avoid …

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