Scott Kurashige is director of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program at the University of Michigan and the author of "The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles".
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
In 1988, we in Detroit were at one of the great turning points in history. Detroit’s deindustrialization, devastation, and depopulation had turned the city into a wasteland, but it had also created the space and place where there was not only the necessity but also the possibility of creating a city based not on expanding production but on new values of sustainability and community.