Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Event Location: Urban Consulate Detroit – David Mackenzie House, 4735 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Because it is back-to-school time for Detroit students, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan is partnering with the Urban Consulate in Detroit to talk about education policy in Detroit. We will highlight our recent reporting on education finances in the city, including the June publication A Progress Report on Detroit Public Schools Community District Finances.
- Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District (expected)
- Craig Thiel – Research Director, Citizens Research Council
- Erin Einhorn – Editor, ChalkBeat Detroit
- Chase Cantrell – HOST, Urban Consulate; graduate, Detroit Public Schools; Director, Building Community Value Detroit
Format: Urban Consulate gatherings provide an opportunity for open salon-style dialogue with its participants. Invited speakers deliver prepared remarks (10-15 minutes) followed by audience questions. Networking and open discussion will continue after the question and answer session.
Attendees: The event is open to the public; Urban Consulate has an open door policy. We ask that you let us know that your are coming so we can plan for the proper amount of food.
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Urban Consulate Detroit is a parlor for urban exchange. The Urban Consulate has hosted weekly parlor talks since 2016, which often become standing room only events. Guests discuss important issues facing the city and have the chance to meet others concerned about urban issues. Guests and speakers have included many from Detroit and some from around the world.
Some background on the idea and founding of Urban Consulate can be found at this link. http://springboardexchange.org/exploring-the-art-of-conversation-at-the-urban-consulate/