Please join us for a vegetarian potluck in the Rabbi's Sukkah and an opportunity to speak with Professor Bernadette Atuahene about housing justice.
What to Expect
Come at 6:30 to nosh and schmooze. Education and formal conversation from 7-8.
We encourage you to bring your individual cutlery and dishware to eat off of in addition to your shareable dish to sustainably honor our host's kashrut practices. Please keep in mind our gluten-free and vegan community members.
This event is free and open to all but RSVPing is required below.
More on our Guest
Dr. Atuahene is a visiting professor from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Professor Atuahene is a leader of the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures whose research has been critical to making the case that the last decade of tax foreclosures in Detroit has been both unprecedented and illegal.
Professor Atuahene's expertise comes in part from her years of advocacy, including her work in South Africa where she served as a human rights investigator and filmed a documentary on South Africa's post-apartheid Land Restitution Program. The opportunity to speak with Professor Atuahene will help provide us with a lens into the way tax foreclosures function as part of a broader system of "Stategraft" through which states transfer property from residents to the state in violation of their own laws, and help us become better equipped to combat the problem of land re-appropriation in Detroit at its root. Read more about this issue in Dr. Atuahene's original article, coauthored with Timothy Hodge, titled "Stategraft."