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Equity in Education: Engaging youth to imagine a new future in Detroit

Use Design Thinking tools and methods, hear from students, and collaborate with others to imagine new futures for education in Detroit.

By Henry Ford Learning Institute

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, September 19 · 3:30 - 7:30pm EDT


Grand Valley State University Detroit Center 163 Madison Street Detroit, MI 48226

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

What does equity mean, particularly in education? We first invited Detroit to consider this question during the 2018 Month of Design. In the time since that event, the challenges in education have been beyond imagination, and as students live with the indelible impacts, they want their voices heard. Join us for an inclusive, hands-on workshop to re-consider the complicated question of equity in education. Using Design Thinking tools and methods, you’ll hear from students, and collaborate with others to imagine new social, economic and political futures for education and contribute to a positive and productive discussion around our city’s need for equitable opportunities. Whether you are a middle or high school student, parent, designer, educator, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, neighbor/resident, government official or employer, your experience and voice matters.

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About the organizer

Henry Ford Learning Institute believes that every person deserves the opportunity to build the skills needed to understand and solve problems. Founded by Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford in 2003, HFLI is deeply rooted in creating schools and transforming the education system. Today, we advance equity by providing hands-on programs for educators, young people, and nonprofit leaders to catalyze creative thinking, build confidence with practice, and support people to take action for real impact. Our design and delivery approach – Deeper Learning by Doing® - is a common thread that runs through all HFLI programs and incorporates culturally responsive principles + design thinking + high-level instructional practices.