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Posted on Aug 18, 2014

YOUTH VOICE talks with Detroit Police Commissioners; Rev. William Barber speaks to MCC clergy; ‘Build Transit. Build Business.’ summit coming in November; See what we’ve been up to!

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MCC Invites Clergy to lunch with Rev. Dr. William Barber

Posted on Aug 13, 2014

Community Organizing Luncheon with Rev. Dr. William Barber Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12pm Serenity Christian Church 24120 N. Chrysler Drive Hazel Park, MI 48030 Apostle John C. Harvey, Sr. Pastor (MCC...

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Project WHAT! To Give Voice to Youth with Incarcerated Parents – Public News Service MI

Posted on Aug 7, 2014

(See/Hear the original story here) DETROIT – Tens of thousands of kids...

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MCC Looks to Other Transit Systems for Hope; Plans Second Summit for Fall

Posted on Jul 1, 2014

MCC looks forward to their next summit – Build Transit. Build Business. – and reflects on some cities that invest heavily in their transit.

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Together We Gather: Rev. Cunningham of Detroit Clergy Gathering

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

As Harriet Tubman Center continues to build a powerful network of clergy and congregations at the Detroit, Metro Detroit and Statewide levels, we are interviewing clergy and lay leaders about their reasons for getting involved in organizing and what they are getting out of it. We are calling this series “Together We Gather.”

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YOUTH VOICE Welcomes Summer Interns

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

YOUTH VOICE, a project of Harriet Tubman Center, welcomes five new summer...

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Leadership Corner: Rev. Louise Ott, RTA Citizens Advisory Council & Chair MCC’s Transportation Taskforce

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

“The wonder of God’s grace is that we are lead where we did not plan to go…”

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DCG Welcomes New Lead Organizer and Begins Work in Southwest Detroit

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

The Planning Committee of Detroit Clergy Gathering gathered 25 Detroit Pastors (plus nearly 30 lay leaders) at their monthly gathering May 27. They learned about J-O-B-S for Detroiters in conversation with special guest, Chief Counsel for AFSCME, Mr. Herbert Sanders. And they introduced Brian Ellison as the new Lead Organizer for Detroit Clergy Gathering.

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101 Business Leaders, Elected Officials, and Clergy Gather to Discuss how Better Transit Means Better Business

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

How would an effective regional transit system impact the region’s economy including job retention and access, and the quality of life in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties? Do we have the political will to make the investments needed?

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Better Transit, Better Business Summit Opening Remarks – Robert Cornwall

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

While the benefits of regional transit are often on the tips of our tongues, public transit is not necessarily at the top of everyone’s agendas. But, if we wish to have vibrant economy that benefits everyone living in this region, we might want to look at other communities across the nation that are reaping the benefits of good regional transit systems. We don’t even have to go to Chicago – we just have to look to Grand Rapids.

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Detroit Zoo director joins call for regional mass transit – The Oakland Press

Posted on Jun 5, 2014

“We have to connect this unbelievable area and the zoo wants to help,” Kagan said before a gathering of business leaders, elected officials and several members of the Regional Transit Authority on Wednesday. “We really feel strongly that regional transit is needed for the vitality of the area.”

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Panels debate ways to improve public transportation in Metro Detroit – The Detroit News

Posted on Jun 4, 2014

Better transit options that are reliable and convenient are needed in Metro Detroit but the political and business will to make improved transportation a reality need to be better coordinated, two panels advocating transit discussed Wednesday.

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Time to build case for backing transit – Crain’s

Posted on May 14, 2014

For years, Southeast Michigan civic and business leaders have sought the holy grail: a quality, regional public transit system that competes for “riders of choice” as well as “riders of necessity.” Such a system would reduce peak freeway congestion as well as be attractive to young talent who prefer public transit to personal vehicles.

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