DCBRP 2016 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

DCBRP 2016

Final Blog

Soooooo I’m almost done here in Detroit.It feels like we’ve only been here for a couple weeks but the program is over. That’s wild. I’ve learned a pretty good amount about how to respectfully enter a community. I’ve made a lot of new friends both at work and at home with the DCBURP fam. This summer …

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Discouraged Moose

This election has been a weird one for me. I’ve always followed elections very intently (Presidential and congressional) until this one. Don’t get me wrong, I watched debates and I read about the differences between the two sane candidates, but for some reason I just can’t get excited about this election. I absolutely loved Bernie but I was …

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Week 7 Blog

The experience that has stuck out the most to me while I’ve been in Detroit this summer has definitely been the ability to have frank and honest discussions surrounding our feelings on race, gender, and the things we observe every day. The first such talk I had while in this program was a couple weeks …

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Just Say Hi

As some of us in the program have biked around the city, we have all commented on how friendly many people are, often going out of their way to say hi, wish us a good day, or ask us how we’re doing. Given that we are the ones exploring and entering communities, it seems as …

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Our Opportunity

With all of the things happening in the world right now, I sometimes feel completely hopeless. Then there are people, people who are so utterly amazing and empowering. My boss, was talking to me just a couple minutes ago. She talked about how when she was younger and how anything that got done was done …

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