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Detroit City Limits | What's Going on in Detroit

Archive by author: Erica RakowiczReturn
A Detroit nonprofit group called Mint Artists Guild works to not only provide creative opportunities for area teens, but to also equip young learners with career, business and community skills. The well-rounded experience with Mint Artists Guild makes way for students to showcase and benefit from their own work in their own way.
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Whether you call yourself a vegan, you like plant-based dishes, or you just like food, you might want to check out V313, Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration. The event, on March 8, is the first of its kind within Detroit city limits.
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It’s very easy for us to get caught up in all of the bad and I don’t know exactly why, but I guess I’ll chalk it up to human nature and the worry that goes with being human. There is so much bad all around us that sometimes it’s hard to think about anything good. With all the tension in Detroit right now, I think it’s important to recognize all of the good being done here. I’m not talking about jobs being created or not being created, expensive cool apartments, a street car that’s perfect...
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The Detroit Blues Society has their roots deep in some of the best music that’s ever come out of Detroit. The group has been around in some capacity since 1985, and informally before that, with an effort to bring something big to the city of Detroit. This fall, they’re hosting a tribute show as part of their Detroit Blues Heritage Series. The series is in its 20th season.
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Focus: HOPE, a Detroit nonprofit, was founded after the 1967 riots with the hope of building a metropolitan community where all individuals, no matter their differences, could live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Today, the nonprofit organization offers all they intended and more, especially with their education and training programs.
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Freedom House, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada, was met with much uncertainty in late 2016 and early 2017. They learned that their federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, which makes up at 60 percent of their funding, might be taken away from them due to changes in the administration.
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Mariners Inn, an organization that provides 24-hour residential substance abuse treatment for men in Southeastern Michigan who are homeless, starts their four part event series this April. The first event, on April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, is Above Water: The Words of the Resilient, an evening of poetry, live art and music, to celebrate those who create while living with depression.
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