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Detroit magazine trains citizen journalists to tell stories of neighborhood activism

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Having folks living in Detroit tell their own stories, “is the best way to wreck the narrative” that has surrounded Detroit for so long, Eric Campbell explains. ";s:

Detroit-based quarterly magazine, Riverwise, focuses on activism and neighborhood concerns in Detroit and is now looking to find and train writers.

Managing editor Eric Campbell joined Stateside to talk about the magazine and the vision that brought it to life. 

Having folks living in Detroit tell their own stories, “is the best way to wreck the narrative” that has surrounded Detroit for so long, Campbell explained. He said the magazine is willing to work with writers coming from all different levels of experience in order to get authentic voices and words from Detroiters published.

The magazine strives to be a platform for artists, writers, and residents of Detroit to share stories from Detroit neighborhoods “that have traditionally been marginalized based on race, based on class.”

"We want to hear stories from people who have taken on issues of social justice on their own terms," Campbell added. 

You can find a map of locations where copies of the magazine are available here.

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