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Friday, April 17 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Designing Detroit’s Future: Engaging Youth as Civic Activists Through History & Design Thinking

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In April 2018, 11 promising youth leaders from the Detroit region were invited to embark on a youth immersion and leadership development program as an alternative to their normal Spring Break activities. The pilot program, created by the Detroit Historical Society in collaboration with activist, designer, and engineer Chanel Beebe, represented the culmination of a community engagement initiative honoring the 50th Anniversary of Detroit’s 1967 Uprising. This workshop will detail this powerful programmatic framework utilizing historical context, design theory, positive youth development, and unique forms of collaboration to create a youth-driven environment. Lessons learned from the project can be adapted to spark new ideas for engagement.


Chanel Beebe

Founder, Beebe Arts LLC

Kalisha Davis

Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Detroit Historical Society

Friday April 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am
Salon 7

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