Hannah is an alum of both the inaugural Detroit Fellowship (’17) and the Bailey-Boushay House – Humanity in Action professional fellowship in Seattle (’18.) A recent graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Hannah works as a legal aid attorney in Detroit, specializing in eviction defense, domestic violence and family law, and public benefits cases. As a board member with the Motor City Freedom RIders, Hannah advocates for developing a reliable and truly regional public transit system in southeast Michigan. Motor City Freedom Riders operates as a bus riders union, amplifying the voices of everyday riders and fighting for fair fares, equitable wages for drivers, and safe bus stops and shelters. Through her transit advocacy work and community involvement, Hannah continues to fight for a more equitable Detroit.
Hannah is a 2021 – 2022 Detroit Grant Competition Recipient. This opportunity grants Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows between $500 – $5000 to address equity in Detroit by taking a community-centered approach to its development. Projects last 10- months and have tackled health disparities through vaccine information, combatted the digital divide through equitable internet access initiatives in Southwest Detroit, centered bus riders in regional transit dialogue and created sustainable workforce development programs for those with barriers to traditional employment. For more information on the grantees click here.
Updated February 2022
More from Hannah Wagner
Announcing the recipients of the 2021 Detroit Grant Competition
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Humanity in Action 2021 Detroit Grant Competition recipients! Landecker Fellows Asha Shajahan and Adam Echelman, and Senior Fellows Hannah Wagner and Ronald Norwood will receive grants to create new initiatives or further their existing projects that focus on racial justice in the US.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Changing the Conversation: Transit Justice in Detroit's Suburbs
Creating a regional transit network in metro Detroit requires a fight against decades of suburban segregation and disjointed governance.
Thank you to our 2017 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees
Announcing 2018 Professional Fellowships Recipients
These four Senior Fellows are currently working or have recently completed their Professional Fellowships with the ACLU of Ohio, the ACLU of Georgia, the Bertlesmann Foundation of North America and the Bailey-Boushay House.