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22nd International Pedagogy & Theater of the Oppressed Conference Meets Detroit

I was first introduced to Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed in 2005 when I was deeply immersed in a career in the not-for-profit theater world. Shortly thereafter I was introduced to Theater of the Oppressed as a practice. The combination of these two events has led to a profound change in the way IContinue Reading

Keep Alt Space Operating for Winter 2016

I am filled with trepidation over what winter will be like in the 100 year-old under renovation house that is home to the ever emerging Alt Space project. It is imperative that the house hold up to the cold. I’m certainly concerned about freezing to death or catch pneumonia (no exaggeration), but I also wantContinue Reading

You’ve Made Your Bed Now

My first Detroit year started on July 2, 2016. I spent a day driving armed with a sack of bananas, walnuts. dates, carrots and celery. I also officially kicked off a raw summer in which I’ll be eating livings foods, while avoiding anything cooked passed 114 degrees. Leaving New York marked a departure from oneContinue Reading

But, Really…What is Alt Space?

Alt Space is a culture project in just and sustainable living by Lead Artist Reg Flowers, following his purchase of a stone house built in 1897.  The project brings together neighbors, grassroots organizations and allies in the social justice community, providing an incubator space to develop sustainable independent community-controlled resources. The project promotes re-imagining how these resources canContinue Reading

Vegan Soul Makes Cruelty-Free An East-Side Option

Support our GoFundMe Campaign It was serendipity that the nearest restaurant to Alt Space would be vegan. Detroit Vegan Soul is at 8029 Agnes St. in Detroit, MI. You can find your favorite comfort foods and enjoy them with the confidence that the ingredients are fresh, mostly organic, and completely plant-based. They have several soy freeContinue Reading

Why Veganism Ⓥ = Sustainability at Alt Space

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. In September of 2014 close to 400,000 people from all over the world and from all walks of life gathered in New York City for the People’s Climate March to call attention to the urgent need for immediate action on the climate crisis. It was the largest climateContinue Reading

Support the Alt Space GoFundMe Campaign

I’m thrilled to be launching a GoFundMe campaign for the final phase of development for Alt Space Detroit, a community incubator space seeking to develop sustainable independent, grassroots and community-driven projects that bring social and economic viability to Detroit’s lower east-side. Already Alt Space Detroit has become host to several community development projects including GrapeSeedDetroit aContinue Reading

Parker Street Market Brings “Drought” to an East Side Oasis

  Support the Alt Space GoFundMe campaign. I travel all the way to Detroit to find myself surrounded by folks from Brooklyn. I can’t complain when they are adding so much to the eastside community where alt space is located. Just a few blocks from our place on Field Street near Kercheval, former Brooklyn residentContinue Reading