Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Forum

About the Event

Lived experiences of residents in Dearborn and surrounding communities were shared through four virtual community forums, as well as a dialogue on what’s working, what’s in the works, and possible solutions for what’s not.

The forums were held on the third Saturday of each month from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on the following topics and dates. Due to the status of public events during the Covid-19 Pandemic, these community forums were held virtually. Click date listings for info and full video of each event below:



DEI Small Business & Entrepreneurship Resources

DEI Real Estate Resources


The DE&I Committee thanks everyone, panelists, community partners and viewers, for participating in the first series of Community Forums.


Robbya Green-Weir, Ph.D., MHSA, CCDP ~ Chair – DE & I Committee

Robbya R. Green-Weir’s diversity, equity, and inclusion experience spans over 28 years.  Her diversity journey began working for one of the top three health systems in metropolitan Detroit in community-based research on health disparities.

Her expertise includes designing, executing, and facilitating innovative initiatives and translating research for operational change. One of her innovative initiatives, Enterprising Health, was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Robbya received corporate recognition for Your Journey to Wellness, a community-based health education program focused on the African American church population.  She authored one of Crain’s Innovation through Diversity Award nominating a Multicultural Dermatology Clinic.  She facilitated her employer receiving their first Diversity Inc. award.  Robbya also has several publications and presentations to professional audiences on various diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.

Her passions include access to care for vulnerable populations, health system approach to addressing social determinants of health, and preparing minority and women students to fill the pipeline to leadership in healthcare organizations.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University; a graduate certificate in Community Medicine, Research & Evaluation from Wayne State University; a certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Eastern Michigan University in Educational Leadership. 

She is currently the founder of Destin Reese Collaborative, Inc., and an Assistant Professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in the Division of Health Care Management.


The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority is proud to partner with the following organizations: