Urban Network Book Store Expands Neighborhood and Social Activist Mission

The Urban Network Book Store has been a gathering place for local business and community activism near the former Olympia Stadium in Detroit for the past two-and-a-half years. Today and Saturday, a grand re-opening will celebrate the expansion of the store’s mission. WDET’s Rob St. Mary talked to Yusef Shakur – a Detroit social activist and the owner of the store about the expansion.

(click the audio link above to hear the interview)

Grand Re-Opening Events:
Friday, August 12th 3pm-9pm
Open discussion with Willie "Sundiata" Tate - 7pm-9pm

Saturday, August 13th 12noon-12midnight
Movie: "Black August" featuring a discussion with Willie "Sundiata" Tate - 5pm-7pm
Open Mic Poetry featuring Jessica "Care" Moore - 8:30pm-12midnight

Urban Network Book Store 5740 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48208-1548

For a previous story on Yusef Shakur:

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