FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Dear partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Institute for Policy Studies’s report “I Dream Detroit: The Voice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit’s Future.” Please use the hashtag #IDreamDetroit when sharing with your community.

You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 here.

Twitter:

New @IPS_DC: #IDreamDetroit uplifts the untold stories of women of color changemakers throughout the city of Detroit. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ [Image 1]

Despite high levels of education, only 50% of women of color in Detroit report earning a living wage. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ #IDreamDetroit

33% of MoC in Detroit don’t graduate high school – Minnie Davis strives to decrease that number. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ #IDreamDetroit

In a city overlooked, @IPS_DC highlights 20 women of color pushing Detroit forward. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ #IDreamDetroit [Image 3]

Women of color are nearly 50% of the pop. of Detroit. As they go, so goes the future of the city. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ #IDreamDetroit

29% of low-income WoC in Detroit forgo food – Rev. Roslyn Bouier is working to decrease that number. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/ #IDreamDetroit

Facebook:

A new IPS report found that 71% of women of color do not feel like they are part of Detroit’s economic revival, despite contributing to Detroit’s revitalization as taxpayers, supporters and owners of local businesses, and creators of institutions that help those in need. Read more here: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/

The more than 14,000 African immigrants in metro Detroit face challenges such as language barriers and obstacles to getting their degrees recognized at colleges and universities in the U.S. Read  our new report highlighting the women of color fighting these issues: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/

#IDreamDetroit, a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies, is a call for those in power to see women of color in Detroit – who make up 91% of all women in the city – as sources of hope and changemakers in the city’s revitalization. Read the stories of 20 dynamic women: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-i-dream-detroit/

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