- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Two longtime city activists will be honored posthumously at the “Thank You Detroit Festival.”

The inaugural event is scheduled Saturday at Campus Martius Park downtown.

Organizers say Ron Scott and Charlotte Kish will receive the ARISE Detroit! Angelo Henderson Community Service awards.

Scott died in November. He was director of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality.

Kish was a retired librarian and a member of the Raging Grannies, an international activist network. She was killed in July in a hit-and-run accident.

Derek Blackmon of Black Family Development, Alternatives for Girls Executive Director Amy Good, and Karen Knox who has worked on neighborhood beautification efforts also will receive the award.

ARISE Detroit! is a nonprofit, community mobilization coalition of more than 400 churches, block clubs and businesses.


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