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Stateside: AAPS on COVID safety; Ruth Ellis Center expands; Detroit water shutoffs

Dec 9, 2020

Today on Stateside, COVID has turned life upside down for many people. For homeless LGBTQ youth, their lives were already in a state of crisis. We speak with two people at the Ruth Ellis Center about what life looks like for these youths right now. Plus, Detroit extended its water shutoff moratorium until 2023. What that will mean for residents and the city.

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AAPS superintendent on balancing public safety and the needs of students

  • Jeanice Swift is the superintendent of the Ann Arbor public school district

LGBTQ youth finding “chosen family” via Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center

  • Jerry Peterson is the executive director of the Ruth Ellis Center
  • Lilianna Reyes is the senior director of the youth drop-in center at the Ruth Ellis Center

Detroit extends moratorium on water shutoffs through 2022

  • Sarah Cwiek is a reporter covering Detroit for Michigan Radio
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is the city’s former public health director
  • Monica Lewis Patrick is a community activist and founder and president of We The People of Detroit