Meet the 4 Detroiters who lead the city’s compensation task force

Last week, the Detroit City Council unanimously appointed four members to serve on the city’s first-ever Compensation Task Force.

The two Detroiters who headed the reparations task force, Lauren Good and Keith Williams, were elected co-chairs. They are joined by two working coordinators: Reverend JoAnn Watson and Dorian Tyus, who have a long history of advocating for compensation at the state and national level.

Lauren Hood

Hood is a writer, urban planner, and community developer with an interest in the arts. He is the director and founder of the AfroUrbanism Institute, a think tank he launched in 2021.

Hood was born in Detroit and lived in Chicago and New York. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, where he received his master’s degree in community development.

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