It’s been a big two weeks in our neighborhood! Summer’s off to an exciting start and we wanted to make sure that, in case you missed any of it, you at least got to see some photos and video.

In less than 10 days, we’ve hosted a youth clean up day in partnership with ACCESS‘s National Arab American Service Day, an anti-violence rally with Chill Don’t Kill through our work with the LIVE FREE Detroit Coalition, and celebrated the opening of Indus Detroit, a new artist residency that just launched in our neighborhood with the debut of the Halal Metropolis Exhibit.

Highlights from Youth Clean Up Day

Nearly 200 volunteers came out for our youth clean up day in partnership with ACCESS’s National Arab American Service Day. We also heard remarks from U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and MI State Rep. LaTanya Garrett. Check out our group photo on the left and click right to hear the welcoming remarks from our project director, Mark Crain. You can also see more photos here.


   Halal Metropolis Exhibit at Indus Detroit

Indus Detroit, the long-awaited artist residency, has finally opened in our neighborhood and it started with a big debut on Friday night. The Halal Metropolis exhibit, chronicling the lives and presence of Muslims in public spaces throughout Southeast Michigan, opened up to a wonderful crowd and included a performance from Lu Fuki & Tazeen. The exhibit will run through the end of July, so be sure to get out and see it. See more photos here


Chill Don’t Kill Rally

We partnered with FORCE Detroit, a local initiative of the national Faith in Action network, to support last weekend’s anti-violence rally in our neighborhoods. People from throughout the area came out to hear some dynamic speakers.

We’re trying to rebuild a community and revitalize a neighborhood. Engaging volunteers in beautification efforts, facilitating space for creative expression, and challenging the acts of neighborhood violence, and outsized narratives that often accompany them, is all a part of that work. Thanks for continuing to support and be involved.

Peace & Blessings,

The Dream of Detroit Team

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