Bankruptcy and the Future of Detroit – July 26 WCCCD First Public Symposium on Largest U.S Municipal Bankruptcy
DETROIT,MI, July 23- Following Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s July 18 filing to put Detroit in chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, many are wondering what will happen to the Motor City. Some national and international reviews have already started writing the city off its potential and future.
What is the way forward in this largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history that is being closely watched around the globe?
Wayne County Community College District Global Conversation Series under Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery will help to provide different perspectives to that crucial question by presenting the first engaging expert public forum “State of Emergency: Bankruptcy and the Future of Detroit,” July 26, from 12noon-1:30pm at the downtown campus of WCCCD, 1001 West. Fort Street in Multipurpose Room 236.
The forum which is open to the public will discuss what bankruptcy means, its local and national ramifications and how Detroit can emerge from this dire economic crisis.
The panel members are the Honorable Ray Reynolds Graves former federal bankruptcy judge, Tom Walsh longtime business columnist at the Detroit Free Press, Faye Nelson, CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and member of the Board of Directors of Compuware, and Sheila Cockrel, former member of the Detroit City Council.
The forum moderator is Bankole Thompson, a distinguished journalist and editor of the Michigan Chronicle. He is the author of the forthcoming book on Detroit titled “Rising From the Ashes: Engaging Detroit’s Future with Courage,” to be released in 2014.
The WCCCD forum is the first insightful public conversation and response to news of Detroit filing for bankruptcy. Seating to this event is limited and interested attendees are being encouraged to be seated half hour earlier.