Martin Luther King Jr., Senior High School
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Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6-8pm
This is the first gubernatorial forum of its kind to focus exclusively on poverty and economic inequality in Detroit, the largest Democratic base in Michigan. Being the largest poverty city in the nation, it is imperative that the next governor addresses the need for economic opportunities that will uplift the lives of many Detroiters who have seen no real advancement in their lives. Poverty isn't a myth, it is real. It is important that Detroit hears directly from the candidates what specific solutions they have to tackle the stigma and the dangers of poverty. Bankole Thompson, Detroit News Columnist and host of the daily program Redline on 910AM Superstation, will be the moderator of the forum, which will feature the four Democratic candidates for Governor: Abdul El-Sayed Bill Cobbs Gretchen Whitmer Shri Thanedar The next governor cannot escape the realities of having to deal with the deep structural issues affecting quality of life in Michigan's largest city, Detroit, which by every latest study shows a significant number of its people are lagging behind in the city's heralded comeback. There is no Michigan without Detroit. The two are mutually inclusive; therefore, the next governor of Michigan needs to know and understand that poverty is the defining issue haunting Detroit. It's time to raise the debate about the debilitating impact of social and economic inequities in Detroit. REGISTER AT THE LINK ABOVE Doors open at 5:30pm Program starts promptly at 6pm The town hall is free and open to the public.