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Friday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Art of Detroit's Resistance

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The Detroit ‘revitalization’ narrative dominates headlines while our communities continue to resist water shut-offs, foreclosures, environmental racism and school closings. A panel of artist-organizers will share their contributions to justice movements in Detroit in the efforts to cultivate actual vitality that is sustainable and rooted in humanity. By exchanging strategies of creative resistance we will grow our imaginations as we continue to resist and reimagine our future!


Antonio Cosme

SouthWest Grows
Antonio Cosme is an indigenous writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, educator, artist, bee keeper and farmer from Southwest, Detroit. His work has been dedicated to lecturing, writing, and acting in opposition to the neoliberal assault on Detroit and water.

Wayne Curtis

Feedom Freedom
Wayne Curtis is a artist, farmer and revolutionary. With roots in the Black Panther Party, Baba Wayne has a long legacy of justice work and caring for his community.

Bryce Detroit

As a co-founder of ONE MILE project, Detroit Afrikan Music Institution, and founder of Detroit Recordings Company, he uses entertainment arts and community cultural legacies to promote new Afrikan and Indigenous narratives, cultural literacies, and new cooperative music economies... Read More →

Ingrid LaFleur

Ingrid LaFleur is a cultural producer, arts advocate, curatorial director of House Opera l Opera House, and founder of AFROTOPIA. LaFleur has developed and organized art exhibitions both nationally and internationally with a curatorial focus on Afrofuturism. As guest curator at the... Read More →
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Stephanie Mae

Stephanie Mae is a teaching artist and organizer in the Detroit community work centers around art, healing and resistance, fueled by love and magick., LivingArts, MIRA, DRCC
Stephanie is a visual artist, educator and curator that believes art is an essential tool of resistance and resilience.

Michelle Martinez

Michelle is a Latinx Mestiza mama from SW Detroit. Over the last decade she's struggled too grow the Environmental Justice Movement in post-industrial Detroit through creativity and collectivity across identity for all our relations.

Shanna Merola

National Lawyers Guild
Shanna is artist, activist legal worker, and documentary photographer. She uses her photography to capture civil rights abuses and the resulting creative resistance in Detroit and across the country.

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
McGregor: Room F/G/H