2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Detroit Storytelling

Sunday, October 29, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Organized and moderated by Margaret Morton, Program Officer, Ford Foundation.

Presented by Cara Mertes, Director, JustFilms, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation; and Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Together with Detroit cultural and media practitioners, the Ford and Knight Foundations will highlight new film, journalism, and writing initiatives that use a variety of approaches to elevate diverse voices, identify new narrative strategies, and reimagine the future of Detroit from a community-led perspective. Attendees will leave with new insights into how diverse cultural practices can be the basis for integrated and forward-thinking approaches to strengthening the social fabric of Detroit.