Imagine the streets of Detroit running rampant with car races, motocross competitions, skateboarding, and other insanity.
That's what the organizers of ASSEMBLE pictured when they created this video to convince ESPN to choose Detroit as the new home for its summer X Games.
Despite the epic video, ESPN chose Austin for the games. But the energy and the spirit of the campaign lives on in ASSEMBLE, a group that aims to use community engagement to rebuild Detroit.
One of the recent efforts of ASSEMBLE is offering a way for new voices to become a part of important policy conversations in Michigan – the kinds of conversations that happen at the upcoming Mackinac Policy Conference put on by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
For those of you who can't afford the $2,700 ticket, ASSEMBLE@Mackinac(ish) could be for you.
Garret Koehler and Kevin Krease, the co-creators of ASSEMBLE, and they joined us to share what exactly ASSEMBLE@Mackinac(ish) hopes to accomplish.
*Listen to the full interview above.
– Paige Pfleger, Michigan Radio Newsroom