Our Work

Discover ways to get involved with our work.

We are a group of Dearborn residents who are working to build a culture and expectation of accountability and action in the city to make the city safe for Black residents, students, employees, and visitors.

Our mission is to hold the city of Dearborn accountable for eliminating institutional racism by identifying policies, ordinances, and procedures that result in racial disparities; and replacing those mechanisms with anti-racist ones.

Our Guiding Principles

Black Liberation

"Equal rights, fair play, justice are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it" - Maya Angelou

Learn more about the call to Black Liberation.

"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings." - Angela Davis

Learn more about the call to abolish the carceral state.

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants"

- Brandeis

"We encourage people not to focus on strategies for reducing biases, but to focus instead on strategies that deny implicit biases the chance to operate”

- Project Implicit

"Racial inequity is a problem of bad policy, not bad people."

- Ibram X. Kendi

"We keep us safe."

- Zach Norris

Decolonizing Our Anti-racism Work

Accountability for Dearborn benefits from the academic, intellectual, and spiritual labor of the Black Indigenous, and People of Color Activists whose work provides a foundation for our efforts. As we pursue our advocacy, we also work to deepen it. We will continue to share the resources we have learned from, and invite you to join us in our journey to decolonize our anti-racism work.