Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Read the News! via @literarydetroit May 24th #TechTown #Detroit [event] #MichLit

Here’s your chance to widen your outlook on the world and deepen the public conversation! Join us for Let’s Read the News: a lunchtime gathering of engaged citizens and journalists who gather around a common table for a lively discussion on the stories that matter to our lives.
Our next topic of discussion: State of Emergency in Detroit.
Detroit Public Schools has been under state-appointed emergency management for seven years. A wave of "sick-outs" has demonstrated the frustration of teachers working in schools that remain in crisis. What does this mean for the city's young people, workers, and their families? How does this fit into the context of historical battles for "power to the people" in Detroit -- stretching back to 1967 and beyond?
Reporters CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY and BILL MCGRAW will join us for this discussion. Both are veterans of the Detroit Free Press and are now at Bridge Magazine.
Think of Let's Read the News as a “news club”—a journalistic variation on a book club. We'll read articles on a common theme before we meet up. Links to the stories for our May 24 gathering are below. 
From that foundation, we’ll have a discussion while we eat a catered meal. The featured journalists will bring important background to the conversation, but this is not a panel conversation. At Let’s Read the News, every voice matters. We cap public attendance at 12 to ensure that you can contribute, or sit back and take it in, as you wish.
We will gather on TUESDAY, May 24, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, in a reserved room in TechTown. Check in at the front desk when you arrive and tell them you're here for "Let's Read the News" Parking is free in the lot next door.
Your registration fee covers your lunch from Alley Taco (meat and veggie options), including beverages.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Get your $5 ticket now!
Know that we will begin promptly at 12:30 pm, in respect for everyone’s daytime schedules, so please plan accordingly.
Let’s Read the News is a collaboration of the Columbia Journalism Review the Institute for Nonprofit News, Bridge Magazine, and Literary Detroit.
If you have any questions, please contact
  1. Detroit Schools and the $715 Million Band-Aid - Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine
  2. To Rebuild Detroit, Restore the Schools - Chastity Pratt-Dawsey, Bridge Magazine
  3. In an African-American City, Black Clout Wanes - Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine
  4. A Quick Guide to the 1967 Riot - Bill McGaw, Bridge Magazine

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
TechTown Detroit - 440 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202 - View Map
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7417 2nd Avenue, Apt. G4 Detroit, Michigan 48202 USA

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