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June 25, 2020

Graduating During a World Pandemic

  I have always struggled with endings. As the first day of my last college semester started, I dreaded knowing that there would also be a last day of my last semester. Fraught with the anticipation of change, I entered January knowing that my world would shift. Graduating necessitated leaving a community that I loved […]

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June 24, 2020

Sketching with a Brush Pen

Campus Ambassador Malik Stroughter shares how he’s been relaxing during quarantine and gives some tips and tricks below to help relieve stress and refocus energy to a positive place.     Hello! This blog will give a few basics on sketching and using a brush pen. Though I will bring up a bunch of different […]

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June 22, 2020

Detroit Musician Jai Fears Launches New EP

Jai Fears is a Detroit born triple threat who has recently moved home to share her talents with the world. We had a quick chat about her past, and we’re excited to watch Ms. Fears success in Detroit over the coming years. If you’re looking to connect with local artists, enjoy the Q&A below, and […]

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June 19, 2020

June is Pride Month!  

How are you celebrating Pride this month (and year-round)?! Is your workplace hosting an event? Are you attending a virtual event hosted by one of our region’s amazing LGBTQ nonprofits and advocacy orgs? Check out the following resources if you’re looking for ways to get involved!   LGBT Detroit  Since 1994, LGBT Detroit has been committed to growing awareness of LBGT culture in Detroit through education and advocacy. LGBT Detroit is hosting the 25th Annual Hotter than July, the […]

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June 17, 2020

Let’s Detroit at Detroit Startup Week 

Join our ambassadors Inglish Reed-Jones and Achsha Jones at Detroit Startup Week June 22-26th! Registration is open.   Inglish is the founder and CEO of MILLENNIALS-VS-EVERYBODY. Catch her presentation on June 25th @ 10am, focused on social entrepreneurship and community engagement. “Enjoy an exciting and interactive session about the value of being a sociable business and how you can turn your skills and everyday operations to a vehicle for […]

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June 11, 2020

Ways to Connect with Others and Honor Loved Ones Impacted by COVID-19

Taking time to process the magnitude of the global pandemic can seem impossible and intimidating some days. Facing deep sadness, denial, and anger alone may feel right to some of us, while others might seek ways to talk with others or create a more physical display to represent how they are feeling. Whatever format feels […]

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June 09, 2020

Jessica Robinson Shares Her Experience Living Car-Free in Detroit

We recently spoke with Jessica Robinson, co-founder of the Detroit Mobility Lab and the Michigan Mobility Institute. Jessica is also an ambassador through our Text a Detroiter platform and has answered questions about living car-free in Detroit. We interviewed Jessica to get more insight on the topic and to hear about her experience getting around […]

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June 08, 2020

Detroit Kite Festival Launches 2020 Online Kite Shop

The annual Detroit Kite Festival launched their new online kite shop in May in anticipation of what the summer might bring regarding hosting the in-person festival for the fourth year on Belle Isle. While the team continues to assess alternatives like a decentralized festival, you can support by purchasing a kite from the Little Kite […]

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June 05, 2020

Community Organizations and Resources

The Let’s Detroit team recognizes the challenging time we are in and acknowledges the pain members of our Black community are experiencing caused by systemic injustices. Let’s Detroit is committed to representing the Detroit region authentically and serving as a platform to show the depth of the important works in progress. What can you do […]

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June 04, 2020

Cinema Detroit Transitions to Virtual Screenings

Blog post by Ambassador Paula Guthat Cinema Detroit is an independent non-profit arthouse cinema and the only seven-day-a-week movie theater in Greater Downtown Detroit. It provides regular film screenings and discussions for approximately 20,000 people per year from the Metro Detroit area. My husband, Tim Guthat, and I founded the theater in 2013. We decided […]

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