Detroit Spirit and Community Leader Passes Away

Charity Hicks, a visionary, cultural, and community leader in Detroit passed away after a serious bus accident in New York July 9th, 2014. Charity had led the fight of the Detroit People’s Water Board against political efforts to privatize Detroit’s water system and shut off water to and otherwise marginalize Detroit’s residents and poor neighborhoods. Our hearts, blessings, and sympathy, go out to Charity, her husband, family, and friends. This is a loss hard to take, but her vision for Detroit must be honored and hopefully transformed into the preservation of Detroit’s water as public with the right to water for all residents for their needs and health.

Details of arrangements will be forthcoming.

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