American Black Journal Community Conversation April 26

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_Detroit-Hispanic-Development-Corporation.jpgJoin American Black Journal host, Stephen Henderson, and a diverse group of panelists for an in-depth discussion on the issues surrounding the southwest Detroit community WednesdayApril 26 at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Watch on Detroit Public Television Ch 56.1 Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm or live stream here, and Sunday, April 30 at 9:30am

Watch Live - Wednesday, April 26, 7pm ET

Check out community conversation resources here >


Topics will include: 

  • The immigration issues facing the large Latino and Yemen population in the neighborhood.
  • Environmental concerns in southwest Detroit such as air pollution, noise pollution, and other health issues.  
  • The future of education in the community.
  • The rich history and culture that have made southwest Detroit a melting pot of cultures.

Panelists include:


  • Diego Bonesatti - Director of Legal Services, Michigan United
  • Lawrence Garcia - Founder, García Law Group, PLLC
  • Carine Saleh - Attorney, Immigration Services
  • Asha Noor - Programming & Outreach Director for Safe Spaces, CAIR-MI

Environmental Justice:

  • Simone Sagovac - Program Director, Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition
  • Paul Mohai, Ph.D - Professor, U-M School of Natural Resources & Environment
  • George Davis - President, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
  • Dr. Delores Leonard - Environmental Activist


  • Terry Whitfield - Project Coordinator, Partnership for Youth, Southwest Solutions
  • Michael Khoury - President, Cristo Rey High School
  • Alycia Meriweather - Interim Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools

Culture / Community:

  • Steve Tobocman - Director, Global Detroit
  • Stephanie Chang - State Representative, Michigan House District 6
  • Angela Reyes - Exec. Director / Founder, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
  • Wanda Lowe-Anderson - The Boynton Subsector 48217 Core Group

Community Leaders Panel:

  • Mary Carmen Muñoz - Operations Manager, La Sed
  • Consuela Lopez - Senior Community Organizer, Congress of Communities
  • Frank Venegas, Jr. - Chairman, Ideal Group
  • Hanan Ali Yahya - Community Activist

Join us for an American Black Journal Community Conversation April 26

Broadcast Information

56.1 DPTV-HD

Sundays 9:30 a.m. ET
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET

56.4 DPTV WORLD Channel

Saturdays 5:30 p.m. ET
Sundays 6:30 p.m. ET


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DTE Energy Foundation


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