Date & time
LocationThis is a Virtual Event.
Open to all Ford School students.
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement for a discussion with Denzel McCampbell, communications and political director for U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib.
From the speaker's bio
Denzel McCampbell is a young community advocate and Detroiter living on the west side. He was born and raised on the east side and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Since high school, Denzel has been dedicated to public service, fighting day in and day out to increase access to democracy and representation for marginalized groups.
As a little boy, Denzel’s parents instilled in him the importance of being involved, showing up for others, and making your voice heard when it comes to equity and doing what is right.
In college, Denzel fought for the rights of students to have an autonomous voice in the face of the decisions the university administration was making on their behalf with their tuition dollars. Once out of college, Denzel interned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and returned to Detroit to work on voting rights and increasing access to the ballot for communities of color and young voters.
Denzel has been involved with numerous social justice issues around access to clean water, paid sick time, equitable development, racial justice, campaign finance reform, and ending partisan redistricting. As a founding member of the Detroit chapter of BYP100, Denzel has fought against police brutality, hyper-surveillance, criminalization of our communities, and mass incarceration. He’s committed to fighting for issues rooted in uplifting community and returning power to the people.
Denzel recently served as an elected Detroit City Charter Commissioner, where he was part of a crucial effort to revise the city’s constitution to answer to the needs of residents and to create an equitable foundation for the structure for our city government for decades to come. Denzel also serves as communications and political director for Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13). Denzel serves as a board member for the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice and the Mary Turner Center for Advocacy.
Denzel is a homeowner near Rouge Park and enjoys spending time with his Yorkie named Minnie.