The Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics is back for the 15th year and already sold out. Forum I takes place Thursday, March 5 at the Detroit Athletic Club just one week prior to the Michigan primary election and features Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.
Pancakes & Politics is a four-part forum series that highlights pressing business, civic, and economic topics, and brings together a diverse group of policy and decision-makers, influencers, and business and community leaders.
The panel speaker series began in 2006 out of a concern over the growing racial divide in the region and a need for a forum where people could talk and exchange ideas. Pancakes & Politics has grown to address a wide variety of topics that touch on race, the economy, workforce development, healthcare, the role of women in business leadership, the status of minorities and the state of public education in Detroit.
Michigan could play a crucial role in the presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10th as voters head to the polls. Voting has already started as local clerks are accepting completed absentee ballots without providing a reason
until March 6. Passage of Proposal 3 changed Michigan voting laws. Voters will also have to choose if they want to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary. Voters cannot pick a candidate in both parties.
Also on the ballot, the Art Institute Authorities of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are seeking a millage renewal to ensure the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) can continue free services to students and residents like field trips, transportation, access to history and culture.