Detroit Equity Action Lab

Photo of Detroit Equity Action Lab meetingIn summer 2014, Wayne State University was awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

This initiative, led by Keith Center Director and Professor Peter Hammer, will bring together 60 nonprofit organizations working in the many dimensions of racial equity, including arts and media, community development, education, environment, food security, health care and housing, to address issues of structural racism in Detroit.

Participants will learn how to build capacity for their organizations to work in racial equity workshops led by national subject matter experts. Through trainings and discussions, they will identify long-standing structural racism and create action plans to promote change. They will create policy recommendations and improve awareness about racial equity issues in the community.

Meet the 2014-15 cohort

Meet the 2015-16 cohort

Meet the 2016-17 cohort

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.