The Introduction to Movement Lawyering in Detroit and Beyond workshop will introduce students and attendees to the Movement Lawyering Framework, which centers community power building and seeks to democratize the law.
A $600,000 grant from the Detroit-based McGregor Fund is supporting the launch of a new, nonprofit community law center aimed at helping low-income and indigent Detroit and Wayne County residents overcome legal barriers to securing a driver's license, employment, housing and other opportunities.
A new initiative, backed in part by the singer John Legend, is hoping to reverse those dire statistics. Unlocked Futures is a joint project of the philanthropic fund New Profit, Bank of America and Legend’s own nonprofit, FreeAmerica.
Amanda Alexander, one of two entrepreneurs in the group who did not go to prison, wants to transform Detroit into a “Just City” through the Detroit Justice Center, which seeks to make Detroit more equitable by improving transitional housing, reducing fines and ticketing, and more.