Sunday, November 22, 2009

100 Detroiters Project on Kickstarter

There's been an enormous amount interest from the national news media about Detroit and the challenges that we face as a community.  ABC, CNN, New York Times and Time magazine are just some of the national media outlets that have opined on our troubles.  Not to be outdone, journalists from the Irish Times have joined their counterparts from Germany, Japan and elsewhere in sharing their thoughts.

They always find one or two Detroiters to give a quote or two.  All too often, though, they rely on someone who moved away more than a decade ago to tell the story of what Detroit is like today.

I respect these journalists for at least trying to understand Detroit and all of its complexities. However, I believe that there is a better way.

I would like to create a series of 100 videos that will feature 100 Detroiters; allowing them to tell their story directly to the world. These videos will be posted on YouTube and the other video sharing networks so that our story is as widely disseminated as possible.

If you would like to know more about this project then I invite you to take a look at my page on

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