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2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit



Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit begins in less than a month. Currently, the 22 selected Fellows – university students, recent graduates and young professionals – from eight countries meet online to discuss the reading materials and to get to know each other before the program officially starts on July, 10.

Humanity in Action’s Detroit Fellowship is an immersive educational program about inequality, development, and opportunity in Detroit. Each year, the Fellowship brings together 22 emerging leaders who are committed to social justice and equitable economic progress. As one of Humanity in Action’s seven annual fellowships, the Detroit Fellowship introduces university students and young professionals to the Humanity in Action network of more than 1,700 established and emerging leaders.

The Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit – a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of economic change in 20th and 21st century America. The 2017 fellowship focused on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion in Detroit. In 2018, the Fellowship is exploring the course of progress and regression in equitable education, employment, housing and policing in Detroit since the 1968 Kerner Commission Report. The Fellowship examines intersections with the critical issues of transportation, food, public health and business development in the changing city. More information about the Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit can be found here.

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