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Shifting Urban Narratives

Wayne State University in the U.S. will showcase the inspiring stories of young innovators in Detroit who overcame hardship and carved out opportunities in community development projects, especially amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will recruit individuals from diverse backgrounds between 18 and 24 years old who are involved in transformative projects around the city. The young change agents will learn how to effectively document having to navigate social and economic adversity in the city in a way that captures their leadership and impact. The storytellers will work with video and graphic editors to produce a documentary and photo collages that reflect their experiences and vision, which will be presented at a public exhibition at the university or a local museum.

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