Resource: Gentrification and Displacement in Detroit

DJJ leader, Emma Share, created a digital magazine on the topic of gentrification and displacement in Detroit. Read her words about the creation of the resource here:

This year I transitioned to being a full-time grad student at the University of Michigan, pursuing a master's degree in public health and social work. After diving in to the water team's work last year, I deeply miss being more active in DJJ since starting at U of M. Last semester in a course called "Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work", I saw an opportunity to re-engage in justice issues close to DJJ's heart. The final project of the class asked students to create a digital magazine exploring a social justice topic. I chose to dig deeper into gentrification and how the struggles for affordable housing and water in Detroit intersect with the interests and actions of corporations and government. What resulted is a perspective on current happenings, and a compilation of articles, books, videos, films, podcasts, and photos that offer insight into the struggle for equitable investment in the city. 

Click on the image below to view the magazine. 


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