Wayne State will next week release the second issue of Warriors, a new community engagement magazine aimed at diverse readers and communities throughout metro Detroit.
A celebration of Black History Month, the latest issue of Warriors explores a number of topics related to WSU’s impact on both local and national issues, from the role of the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion to Wayne State’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Black Studies as a college discipline.
Meanwhile, the cover story centers on the historical role of Wayne State’s African American students in shaping Detroit’s rich history of political activism. Told through the eyes of historians and the former students themselves, the story explores how students such as Ken Cockrell Sr., Chokwe Lumumba and Erma Henderson played central roles in galvanizing not only students but the city as a whole.
Coming on the heels of the Fall 2018 inaugural issue, the Winter 2019 edition also looks at cutting-edge WSU programs such as TeachDETROIT, a unique residency training program for future schoolteachers; Wayne State’s AmeriCorps initiative aimed at improving safety in Detroit neighborhoods; and the PwC MPREP program, a collaborative effort between the university’s Mike Ilitch School of Business and PriceWaterhouseCoopers to improve diversity in finance and accounting.