NEXT PUBLIC DETROIT SOUP: NOVEMBER 15th
Jam Handy - 2900 E Grand Blvd - Detroit - Doors Open at 6PM
WHAT IS DETROIT SOUP?
- a collaborative situation
- a public dinner
- a platform for connection
- a theatrical environment
- a democratic experiment in micro-funding
- a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
- a forum for critical but accessible discussion
- an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit
Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, they count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
Mission + Vision for the SOUP:
Detroit SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowd-funding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun. With key partnerships and community leaders, they hope Detroit SOUP will change the way people engage with the democratic process by establishing neighborhood relational hubs across the city.
**All above information taken from www.detroitsoup.com**