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Reducing violence in our neighborhoods

For the past four years, Forbes magazine has ranked Detroit as the most violent city in the nation. Some may argue this is because we are a city with very little financial capital. Others may blame the abundance of guns on the street. Although there is truth in both of these statements, I believe, as my colleague Henry McClendon likes to say, “The problem is not that we have a violence problem in Detroit. I ...

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EMEAC co-director awarded University of Michigan Visiting Social Activist Fellowship

East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) co-director Diana Copeland is the recipient of the University of Michigan’s Visiting Social Activist Fellowship. Awarded each year by the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women (CEW), the fellowship work focuses on building the capacity and effectiveness of social activists working on issues important to women. ...

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