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Saturday, June 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Connective Kite

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We will explore kites as a medium for critical conversation, collaborative healing and meditation. We will learn ways kites have been created and flown as peaceful resistance, and connect them to contemporary social and economic issues. We will construct and fly a modular tetrahedral kite, representing the intersectionality of contemporary struggle, the necessity of solidarity in uplifting issues and collaboration in forming solutions.

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Arthur Bledsoe

Engineer and educator. Exited to learn about new ways and strategies for teaching and learning through art, hands on projects, and intentional conversations.

Margo Dalal

Margo is the co-founder and director of the Detroit Community Wealth Fund. She is a Community-based Initiative Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is working to build youth-owned businesses at Grace In Action Collectives in Southwest Detroit. She is also the director of the Detroit Kite Festival and loves to fly kites., Detroit Community Wealth Fund
Margo was raised in Northern Virginia and has lived and worked in Detroit since 2014. As a community organizer, she works in the fields of foreclosure prevention, youth career development, financial justice, and community development. Along with a team, she recently founded the Detroit... Read More →

Katie Hearn

Detroit Kite Festival
Katie Hearn is a marketing and communications professional by trade, and a budding community activist, technologist, and fundraiser by trial-- living, kicking, and dreaming in Detroit.
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Zoe Minikes

Detroit Pop-Up Alliance
Zoe Minikes is a designer, community organizer, and pop-up food lady. She is a co-founder of the Detroit Pop-up Alliance, half of Peace Meal Kitchen, a co-organizer of the Detroit Kite Festival, and an occasional collaborator with The Work Department.

Matt Tait

Detroit Kite Festival
Matt lives and works in Detroit, and is the owner of the product design company, Tait Design Co.

Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
McGregor: Room B/C