Diana Yassin – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Diana Yassin

Eviction Ban: Reflecting on housing as a given right

Two weeks ago, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the eviction ban until July 15. In describing the situation, she said “No Michigander should have to worry about losing their home during a global health pandemic and, at the same time, landlords and management companies need rent from their tenants to sustain their businesses. This innovative new …

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On Brilliant Detroit

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of working with Brilliant Detroit. Brilliant Detroit is a non-profit centered on building kid success through a very family and neighborhood based approach. It serves predominantly children aged 0-8 and their families and has sites in 8 different Detroit neighborhoods. Its programs include different tutoring opportunities, …

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Week 1: Community

Dear Diana, Your sense of community has changed a lot over the last few months. Whereas the very tangible nature of community and nearness of community was the overarching theme, you’ve found that this is no longer what binds you to others; connections are a lot less physical, more so in the actions and efforts …

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