A Summary Report of the Black-Brown Dialogues Summit III: Harnessing Our Potential, September 6, 2019
Hosted by The Julian Samora Research Institute and African American and African Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Approximately 100 summit participants from across the state gathered in East Lansing to participate in a daylong summit on imagining what a more equitable and inclusive Michigan would look like and how this vision could be achieved. The day’s events included presentations by Dr. Roberto Dansie, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Sylvia Puente, and Detroit’s Black and Brown Theater. The following two prompts guided the summit process: 1) Identify indicators that life is getting better or worse for Black/Brown communities in Michigan, and 2) Create a brief narrative that we can make Michigan more inclusive.