Panel Discussion: Immigrant-Owned Businesses in the Black Community

September 20 2017 | 6:00pm to September 21 2017 | 7:55pm

"The History of Immigrant-Owned Businesses in the Black Community: 1967 to Present Day"

Partner program with Welcoming Michigan

Join us for a panel discussion with historian Jamon Jordan, current business owner Charese “Espy” Thomas, Chaldean Community Foundation President Martin Manna and Tracy Garley, CEO Zarkpa's Purses & Accessories, who will examine the joys and tensions between immigrant business owners and members of the African American community that they served. How did the events of 1967 impact the way business owners invested in the surrounding community? What was the trajectory of Black-owned businesses and how do they fare now? This event represents a special partnership between Welcoming Michigan and the Detroit 67 Project as a part of WelcomingWeek 2017.

Admission is FREE.