FORCE    (Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment) is a culmination of interfaith, grassroots and public sector leaders committed to having hard conversations about complex community issues, pushing boundaries and generating creative justice oriented solutions. We leverage media and culturally relevant strategies to connect people least likely to be engaged to civic infrastructures.

Live Free Detroit - Combating the Forced Criminalization of a City 2018 Community Survey Report

Force Detroit Is Hiring

Our team is composed of passionate community thought leaders dedicated to empowering community members.
Alia Harvey Quinn

Alia Harvey Quinn

Director

Alia Harvey-Quinn is the Director for Force. Born and raised in Detroit, Mrs. Harvey-Quinn began working in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer performance poet, visual artist and instructor.  Moving from creating art about community issues to working to positively impact those issues, Alia dedicated 14 years to the nonprofit field, working and volunteering in many schools, community centers and churches across Metropolitan Detroit.

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Lottie V. Spady

Lottie V. Spady

Communications Director

Lottie V. Spady is the Communications Director for Force Detroit. Lottie has been a Detroit activist for the past fifteen years developing programs, facilitating workshops, classes, and trainings, and working specifically with children, teens and adults to promote, educate, and empower communities at the intersections of media justice, food justice, environmental justice, community health, and civic engagement.

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Advisory Council

We believe in shared accountability. Therefore our advisors consist of trusted community leaders with a track record of activism and empowerment.

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Faith In Action National Network

Faith In Action (Formerly PICO) is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. Since 1972 Faith In Action has successfully worked to increase access to health care, improve public schools, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable housing, redevelop communities and revitalize democracy.

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Live Free

(Faith In Action National Campaign)

As people of faith, we know that our country’s legacy of racism, violence, and economic exploitation runs counter to what is prescribed in our most sacred texts. Sadly, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world is also one of the most violent and punitive. With almost 12,000 gun murders a year (more than the annual death toll of U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War) and the highest incarceration rate in the world, we find ourselves in a moral crisis—a crisis which disproportionately impacts the poor and communities of color. Learn More

Link Up With Detroit Force

 

In order to create community led solutions to violence in our community, we need the energy of the community. Please join us in creating a force for justice! 

We are committed to connecting impacted people to opportunities to create justice oriented policies and solutions. Feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about our efforts and how you can get involved.

Phone: 313.600.8877

E-mail: ForceDetroit@gmail.com

Business Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00pm M-F

 

Why Does This Matter To You?

 Sooner or later we are all impacted and affected by the culture of violence that is thriving today.  #LIVEFREE #LIVEFREEDETROIT #TwoDetroits

You Can Stop This!

Do you want to work together to create healthy, safer communities for all? Do you want to work together to create healthy, safer communities for all? CALL TO ACTION! #LIVEFREE #LIVEFREEDETROIT #TwoDetroits #ForcedCriminalization .

Call To Action

           Can we imagine a world where we invest in community rather than big business? We need programs, practices and policies that prevent violence before it occurs instead of spending valuable resources on symptoms of the problem....

LIVE FREE DETROIT REFLECTIONS CONVERSATION PART 4

Reflection Conversation with Force's Director Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hardrick of the Live In Peace Movement. Part 4 in a 4 part conversation series. What are the gaps with ally organizing? It can't be underestimated how much insight and drive to change...

LIVE FREE DETROIT REFLECTIONS CONVERSATION PART 3

Reflection Conversation with Force's Director Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hardrick of the Live In Peace Movement | Part 3 Force Detroit surveyed 610 Detroiters about how they are experiencing violence. How does violence impact how you move about the city?What...

Practical Tools for Community Wellness (Medicine and the Media – Part 1)

The trauma of being directly impacted and doing criminal justice reform, anti-violence and anti-criminalization work all day takes its toll physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Long term exposure to trauma affects our family, social life and poses major health challenges. By creating healing and supportive experiences and opportunities, we lead change that emphasizes our ability to heal ourselves, our teams, and our communities.

Why Does This Matter to You?

Can we imagine a world where we invest in community rather than big business? We need programs, practices and policies that prevent violence before it occurs instead of spending valuable resources on symptoms of the problem. Violence is a symptom of a cultural virus....

Live Free Detroit Reflections Conversation PART 2

Live Free Detroit Reflections Conversation With Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hartwick | Part 2   Two of Detroit’s grassroots leaders speak about the culture of violence in Detroit, issues of forced criminalization and structural violence.   How do we...

Live Free Detroit Reflections Conversation PART 1

  Live Free Detroit Reflections Conversation With Alia Harvey-Quinn and Pastor Maurice Hartwick | Part 1 Two of Detroit’s grassroots leaders speak about the culture of violence in Detroit, their own evolution as activists and well-meaning programs that are still...

Healing Communities — Art for Justice

FORCE Detroit is thrilled to have a guest blog post from $500 Holla' Winner Alondra Alvizo, co-founder of Vizo's Voice. For a little backstory and to learn more about their valuable work, check out this blog post!    Healing Communities -- Art for Justice...

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