Race and Region: It’s still standing but no one is standing still

The Urban Praxis Workshop and the University of Michigan-Dearborn hosted a community forum on Race and Region in late March. It was a discussion that drew on the power of legacies and their monuments, the necessity of new metaphors in engaging white supremacy, the resonance of past experiences and present engagements with racial division in Southeast Michigan and beyond, and how segregation can be defined in part as a hoarding of resources.

A story map on Orville Hubbard and Dearborn that complements the forum is here.

The forum and map were created by Urban and Regional Studies students in the Fall 2017 Intro course.

Forum Panelists:

Stephen Henderson, Journalist, Host WDET’s Detroit Today.

Namira Islam, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Muslim ARC

John Patrick Leary, Associate Professor of English, Wayne State University

Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Joshua Akers, Assistant Professor Geography and Urban and Regional Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn



Published by Josh Akers

I research and write about urban and economic geography. I teach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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