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Archive for : Detroit

The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: AARON APPEL

This article originally appeared in the Jewish News on January 30, 2018.

A native of Troy, Aaron Appel coordinates volunteer engagement and grant writing at the nonprofit Brilliant Detroit, which focuses on creating “kid success neighborhoods” in the city. This work builds off his background in youth engagement and community organizing, which he developed as a student at Oberlin College, as a housing advocate in Philadelphia, as a fellow with Repair the World: Detroit and as the treasurer of Auntie Na’s House — a grassroots community center on the west side of Detroit.

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Jewish Women Represented at Women’s March in Lansing

This article originally appeared in The Jewish News on January 24, 2018.

By Keri Cohen

The first anniversary of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., was marked with marches, protests and demonstrations in Lansing and around the nation under the theme of Power to the Polls.

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Six events to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This post originally appeared in The South End on January 11, 2018.

By Miriam Marini

There is no shortage of charitable work that needs to get done—and gets done—in the metro Detroit area year-round, especially around the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Jan. 15. Luckily, Warriors are right in the heart of the action and events to celebrate King’s birthday are as close as a block away from campus. Here are some events to partake in this MLK Day.

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Using MLK Day to Engage and Enlighten

This post was originally published in the Jewish Journal on January 10, 2018.

By Ryan Torok

When Rachel Fine and seven teenagers, ages 17-18, arrive in Los Angeles from Detroit this weekend, they plan to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in various ways. They will plant urban gardens at churches. They will have conversations about race. They will compare issues facing Angelenos to those facing people in Detroit.

“It’s not just about MLK Jr. but racial justice and fighting for equality,” said Fine, who as the teen engagement manager at Repair the World, a Jewish social services organization, is using a grant dedicated to exposing Jewish youths to Jewish communities around the country. “I think it is a good time to create a campaign around something that means a lot.”

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