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Ife Johari Uhuru and Malik Rahsaan, coordinator and founder of Occupy the Hood, whose mission is to bring people of color to protests. “It’s getting people involved, but also getting America involved – back involved – in our struggle, in our neighborhoods,” Rahsann said. “This movement chose me; I didn’t choose it.”

Photo by Peter Hapak for TIME

Slideshow accompanying the TIME article “TIME Person Of The Year: The Protester

Click here for the Al Jazeera article on the start of Occupy The Hood from October 10, 2011. Featuring an interview of Ife Jahari Uhuru. This was the day of the gathering at Spirit of Hope Church that launched Occupy Detroit, with the first march on October 14 from The Spirit of Detroit to Grand Circus Park.

NPR today - sound off on TIME’s selection of The Protester as Person of the Year

Occupy Detroit has several neighborhood projects we are pursuing. We are working on restoring the neighborhoods that our government has neglected.

This Tuesday, November 29 we are asking for more hands involved in the restoration of our location around 160 Goldengate, located 4 blocks south of 7 Mile Rd, between Woodward Ave and John R Rd in Highland Park. The space is being prepared as a work to live location and we anticipate branching out to work on additional homes in the area. Lets work at creating the neighborhoods we desire.

We need people that can lend skills like carpentry, masonry, plumbing. We need resources like wood, plastic, insulation, brick, mortar, nails, screws, caulk, and more. Bring tools that fit your hands.

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK - Work in the neighborhood will continue 9am-5pm through Saturday.