April 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Detroit Timezone

Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/black-ignite-speak-on-it-redesign-our-city-2021/register

Join Black Designers Ignite for 11 ignite talks and 3 panel discussions hosted by 2020 speaker and AIA Detroit Affiliate Director, Melinda MeMe Anderson.


talk #1: Bryce Detroit
“ROAD WORK: Hood Closed to Gentrifiers”

talk #2: Donna Jackson
“You Belong: Combating Gentrification with Arts and Culture.”

talk #3: Trae IsAAc
“Respect the art.” 

talk #4: Emiola Banwo
“Designing our future”

talk #5: Lexi Brunson
“All Things Urban: Through a Creative Lens”

talk #6: Brandon Dame
“Equity in our City through blockchain & NFTs”

talk #7: Yolanda Nichelle
“The Business of Design”

talk #8: Nicole Brown
“Reimagining a Thriving City Built by and For Detroiters”

talk #9: Michelle Alexandra
 “Keep Creating”

talk #10: Aneya Raynor
“Reflecting Who You Represent”

talk #11: John B. Johnson
“Igniting Change Starts with Identity”

Between ignite talks, our speakers and host will come together for a group discussion/audience Q&A expanding on the redesign our city theme through the lens of 3 areas: Creativity (arts), equity, and identity. 

panel 1: Creativity & culture in my city (the arts)
Trae, Yolanda,  Michelle, Donna

panel 2: Equity & Empowerment in my city
Emiola, Brandon Dame 55, Bryce, Nicole

panel 3: Identity & Representation in my city:
Lexi, Aneya, John, Emiola