Lee on "Water & Racial Politics" Talk

On Wednesday, May 2nd, over 30 people joined us at Delite Cafe & Deli for hummus, tabbouleh, and a thoughtful conversation with DJJ leader Dana Kornberg - centered on her article "The Structural Origins of Territorial Stigma: Water and Racial Politics in Metropolitan Detroit, 1950s–2010s," which the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) editorial board awarded the prize of the best article in the journal of 2016. DJJ'nik Lee Schottenfels shares his reflections on the event below:

We attended last night's DJJ session and were stimulated by the presentation and discussion about the history, development, and future of water access in Metro Detroit. Access to clean, safe water for all citizens is an issue that demands attention and action at the municipal, county, and state levels. Through DJJ efforts, we have a chance to learn, be heard, and perhaps to improve things.  Thanks for a great event and for keeping the problem front and center!

lee.pngLee Schottenfels, a "solid Detroit baby-boomer," has lived in the region for over 60 years -- first in Wayne, then Oakland County. He is a father of three and a husband for almost 40 years. Lee is a partner in a small tech business and active in numerous social justice efforts and synagogue affairs. He loves jazz, baseball, politics, and books.

 

 

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