Black Lives Matter. This past week we have been standing in solidarity with the protesters all over the country and the world, sometimes in person and sometimes at home watching a live feed with tears of sadness but also pride in our eyes. We have also been reading and listening and researching. We recognize that it is a privilege to not have to experience the brutality of the police and the daily aggressions and microaggressions the Black community faces daily. We know another world/Detroit is possible--one that prioritizes mental and physical health care, education, housing, and water for all, not a militarized police force. We are committed to doing more to make this a reality. #blacklivesmatter #defundpolice #turnthewateron #whitesupremacyisterrorism #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor #JusticeforAhmaudArbery We will share resources we are inspired by and that have informed our perspectives in our stories. Also, look for a post specifically about design and the design community.
We captured the ideas and themes shared by food restaurateurs during our visioning workshop with @foodlabdetroit in Detroit’s Food Industry Manifesto. From FoodLab’s Executive Director @devita_davison “The restaurant industry has been devastated by the spread of coronavirus, and absolutely no one knows what happens next. However, even in the face of devastation, we believe you can still find hope; because history has shown us that radical change often happens in a crisis. Impossible ideas can suddenly become possible.”
At our 2020 visioning workshop with @foodlabdetroit, our facilitation approach was conversational. We talked about power and asked participants to share examples of when they’ve felt powerful and powerless. Next, participants worked in groups to describe the world they want to live in and what they believe as good food entrepreneurs. Finally, we discussed what they can achieve with their collective power. Photos: @picvwdetroit