Young Professionals Celebrate Diversity

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    More than 400 young professionals are expected to come together for the first time at Detroit Harmonie on Oct. 9, at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center in Detroit. Detroit Harmonie is an evening of international entertainment that will showcase the regions rich diversity.

    Detroit Harmonie is being organized by ComePlayDetroit, CommunityNEXT, and the Young Professional Leadership Council, and will showcase more than 10 cultures from around the world through ethnic food, drinks, art, and music. Attendees will also view the grand opening of a new photography exhibit at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center entitled Paradise in the City: Through the Eye of the Camera- an exhibit that will counter the negative images of Detroit published in TIME Magazine earlier this year.

    “Beyond celebrating diversity in Detroit, Detroit Harmonie exists to bring several young professional groups together to network and ultimately create one unified, cohesive voice for the future leaders of the community,” said Jordan Wolfe, director of CommunityNEXT. “Due to the sprawling geography of metro Detroit, many circles of young professionals often do not know of or interact with their peers and we want to use this event to start the conversation between people in the city and suburbs.”

    Metro Detroit truly is a melting pot of different cultures with more than 140 different languages spoken in this region alone. Among the cultures and regions involved are African, Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greek, Latino, Middle Eastern, and Russian.

    Quicken Loans, After 5 Detroit, Sterling Group and Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Attorneys & Counselors have signed on as sponsors demonstrating their commitment to diversity and creating a dynamic environment for young professionals in downtown Detroit.

    Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at

    For more information or for sponsorship packets, please contact Sara Bloomberg via email or by phone (248) 752-2542.


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