The Race2Equity Initiative works with grassroots and grass-top organizations to expose, challenge, and shift systemic racial inequities to create equitable, sustainable change through emergent-participatory leadership of those most impacted by the inequities. Race2Equity focuses on Race, Place, and Opportunity in Metropolitan Detroit and engages the larger community by examining the history of housing, addressing racial disparities through programming, and creating platforms for public feedback to re-imagine our region.
Components of Race2Equity Initiative
History of Race2Equity
The Race2Equity Project is a public engagement campaign of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion that focuses on the institutional racism that has defined Metro Detroit’s history of housing. From its inauguration in 2009 the project was entitled The Housing Project: Truth & Justice as we explored the history of housing policies in law. After the final legal simulation the project became Race, Residence & Regionalism: The Past & the Future of Metro Detroit exploring more deeply the effects of these policies in our regional growth and now we are proud to call the project Race2Equity: Examining Race, Place & Opportunity in Metro Detroit working to engage, inform, and ignite the community to action at the grassroots, faith-based, business, government, and individual levels.
Courtesy of the Charles H. Wright Museum, six mini vignettes have been created summarizing key events or movements that impacted Detroit’s history.