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Stateside: Dingell on DHS in Portland; integrating the Boblo boats; destabilizing cycle of eviction

Jul 21, 2020

Today on Stateside, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell discusses the string of arrests of protestors by heavily armed agents in Portland, Oregon, and what it could mean for Michigan. Also, a conversation about how systemic racism reaches easily into the housing sector. Plus, the history behind the integration of Boblo Island ferries and the Rosa Parks-like woman behind it.

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Rep. Dingell on legality and ethics of federal agents arresting protestors

  • Democratic congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th district.

How Detroit's "other Rosa Parks" integrated the ferries to Boblo Island

  • Aaron Schillinger is the filmmaker behind the Boblo Boats documentary.
  • Desiree Cooper is a writer from Detroit who happened on Sarah Elizabeth Ray's story as a reporter.
  • If you want to learn more, or see a screening of the mini-documentary about Sarah Elizabeth Ray, you can learn more here.

Eviction disproportionately hits Black renters. Here’s what it looks like and what might help.

  • Bonnie Billups is the executive director of Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor.