March 27, 2017

Detroit Orientation Institute to host “Detroit 101” Tour April 25

Wayne State University’s Detroit Orientation Institute will host Detroit 101, a half-day tour and dialogue, on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information-packed morning will begin with a bus tour through Detroit neighborhoods and destinations led by Jeanette Pierce of the Detroit Experience Factory. Tour destinations will include Midtown, Downtown, the riverfront, West Village, the Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, the Avenue of Fashion and Palmer Park. Participants will engage in conversation with community leaders along the route, including April Anderson (Good Cakes and Bakes), Amina Daniels (Live Cycle Delight), Vittoria Kattanski (Hatch Detroit), Marc Pasco (Detroit RiverFront Conservancy) and Kim Tandy (Department of Neighborhoods).

The interactive morning will conclude with lunch and a group dialogue facilitated by Jeri Stroupe, senior project administrator and Detroit Revitalization Fellow at Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development. Joining the discussion will be Asandi Conner (Detroit Revitalization Fellows), Kurt Metzger (City of Pleasant Ridge) and Reverend Barry Randolph (Church of the Messiah).

Event:       Detroit Orientation Institute: Detroit 101
Date:         Tuesday April 25
Time:        8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Location:  TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs, Detroit 48202
Cost:         $100


Space is limited. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please inquire with Jeri Stroupe directly at or 313-577-9778.

This event is presented in partnership with the Detroit Experience Factory, a program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership that uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to connect locals and visitors to Detroit's people, places and projects.

About the Detroit Orientation Institute: The Detroit Orientation Institute at Wayne State University engages business, community, media, nonprofit, political, civic and student leaders in immersive events that illuminate Detroit and foster connections. 

About Wayne State University: Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.


Kristin Palm
Phone: 313-618-2651

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