We are all neighbors. What we are learning is that it might be easier to see how alike we are if we celebrate rather than lament our differences. Please join us for a special conversation, the second in a series, about the journey we are making together and using our past to improve our future. Three prominent leaders in different fields will look at the conditions that led to the 1943 and 1967 conflagrations, the response to these events and where Detroit finds itself now. This free event is open to the public. We encourage you to register at http://www.warmemorial.org/diversity.

JOE HUDSON, former CEO of the J.L. Hudson Co. and a founder of New Detroit, has worked diligently as a philanthropic leader contributing to the welfare of Southeast Michigan. He is currently a Trustee of the Hudson Webber Foundation and has served as a Director and/or Officer of the Detroit Medical Center, Harper Hospital, National Bank of Detroit, DTE, Michigan Bell, National Steel and Masco Corporation, among others, as well as charitable organizations including the Detroit Institute of Arts and United Way.
ROCHELLE RILEY, author and award-winning Detroit Free Press journalist whose work was included in the entry that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. She just received the 2017 Eugene Pulliam Editorial Fellowship from the Society of Professional Journalists and the 2017 Ida B. Wells Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her outstanding efforts to make newsrooms reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. She is also author of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” which will be published by Wayne State University in February 2018.
MARLOWE STOUDAMIRE, Project Director of the groundbreaking exhibition and community engagement project Detroit 1967: Looking Back to Move Forward on display at the Detroit Historical Museum. He was also founder of Mash Detroit, a neighborhood incubator and community bridge and owner of a business consulting boutique, Butterfly Effect, in Detroit, MI. He was formerly Chief of Staff at the Skillman Foundation and Project Director of Global Business Strategy at Henry Ford Health System.
Supporting Organizations
The War Memorial, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, We-GP, the Detroit Free Press,
Detroit Historical Society, Grosse Pointe Ministerial Association,
the Grosse Pointe News, and Hudson Webber Foundation.