Friday the 13th, a day typically shrouded in superstition and negativity got a make-over at the #313DLove event held on March 13th, 2015, now known as Detroit Day. Held at the Charles H Wright Museum, #313DLove brought together some of the top innovators in the Detroit community to share their stories, how they are apart of Detroit’s uprising, and ultimately their undying love for Detroit.
Founder of #313DLove and Motor City Connect, Terry Bean and his wife Stephanie Styron-Bean hosted the second annual #313DLove event which included a total of 15 speakers from all sectors of the community who shared their Detroit Experience including; Dr. Nandi of the “Ask Dr. Nandi” show, Cathleen Francois of GreeningDetroit.com, Gregory McPartlin of Parjana, Jacob Cohen of Beyond Basics, Anthony Brogdon, producer of The Great Detroit, Maurice Hardwick of the L.I.P Movement, Chazz Miller with Public Art Workz, Luther Kieth with Arise Detroit, David Farbman, author of The Hunt, Allyson Jones with The United Way of Southeastern Michigan, Robby and Emma of The Eimers Foundation, David Murray with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Satori Shakoor, founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers.
With all of the wonderful speakers #313DLove accumulated, it would be impossible to highlight each one, but all shared their stories and how they’re coming at the change in Detroit from their specific sectors. Dr. Nandi of the Ask Dr. Nandi show, conveyed his contributions to Detroit through his support of the new and growing film and television industry in Michigan. Cathleen Francois of GreeningDetorit.com, shared her view that the change in Detroit must first start within each individual and shared her company’s debut Revision Detroit visual presentation. Gregory McPartlin of Parjana spoke about the growing sustainability industry in Detroit and its potential to expand world wide. Satori Shakoor, founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers spoke of how she aims to bring together the community through the shared art of story telling. Each speaker helped to paint a new picture by elaborating on all the positive aspects Detroit has to offer.
The #313DLove event showcased the Detroit experience not only through a collection of top-notch community leaders, but also through featured artists and musicians, tours of the beautiful Charles H. Wright Museum, and a “March in March” through the local area. All of the Detroit Day festivities were caped off with an elegant afterglow reception in the rotunda where event goers enjoyed music, food, art, and great company.
For more on #313DLove, the event and its speakers, visit 313dlove.com
To view the first GreeningDetroit.com Revision Detroit PSA,
For more on The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers and their upcoming event on March 20th, 2015, visit secretstorytellers.com
For more on the event venue, The Charles H. Wright Museum, visit thewright.org
Written By Jenna Priest
Jenna Priest is our resident Historian, working with metro Detroit’s museums. She actively pursues her interests in travel and our region’s history. She also helps to write afterglow stories for Greening Detroit events.