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40 organizations are demanding equity for people of color in Lansing. Here’s what they want

Derrick Knox knew now was the time to address equity in health care, the criminal justice system and other institutions in Lansing.

Knox, a pastor at Church of Elohim in Lansing, observed how many people of color on the southside lacked access to quality housing, healthy food, vocational training programs and more.

He had been working with the Metro Lansing, MI Poor People’s Campaign since 2019 and raising these issues for years. Knox didn’t want to ask for change anymore; he and his collaborators demanded it. Those involved want public officials – including Lansing Mayor Andy Schor – to act on their demands.

Read more in Lansing State Journal.

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