Rise Together Detroit is a coalition of grassroots community organizations from across Detroit. We have come together to ensure that Detroiters have a seat at the table when it comes to development in Detroit and that such development is equitable and inclusive. RTD wants to challenge the current narrative surrounding the financial and social situation in the city and show the people of Detroit that their city and their voices are valued.
We believe that every citizen of Detroit should be given a place in the development of our city, from the majority African-American residents who have been in Detroit for years to the white young adults moving into the Cass Corridor and Corktown. Giving Detroit communities the opportunity to engage with developers necessarily includes racial justice because the majority population will have the opportunity to participate and be heard.