Thursday, May 3rd AT 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Mapping the Water Crisis: The Dismantling of African American Neighborhoods in Detroit

Oregon Convention Center: Room 201
Track: Master Speaker

Mapping the Water Crisis: the Dismantling of African American Neighborhoods in Detroit is the first volume in a series documenting the social consequences of austerity policies and emergency management in Detroit, focusing in particular on the racial inequality of these policies. We define austerity policies as public policies that prioritize financial goals over the well-being of citizens. The research itself is part of a larger project, led by We the People of Detroit, which also includes a city-wide community survey, a citizens-science project to test water quality, and individual and collective narratives. We the People of Detroit is dedicated to community coalition building and to the provision of resources that educate and mobilize the citizens of Detroit to improve their quality of life. 


Monica Lewis-Patrick
We the People