WHAT: Dr. Bill Cosby, comedian, actor, activist and educator joins Detroit Public Schools and Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb Tuesday, Sept. 1, in efforts to retain and regain school aged children.
WHY: Cosby was impressed when he watched CNN coverage on the indictment of DPS’ workers for fraud and theft. On hearing Robert Bobbs’ comments, “I don’t care if the crook is a little guy or the chief executive. I do not care if they own the company or drive the trucks to the company’s loading dock. I do not care if they’ve been doing this for 20 years or 20 minutes. We’re coming to get you,” Cosby called Bobb and said, “Where do I pick up my uniform? I want to be on your team!” Cosby is assisting with the campaign free of charge and is paying his own expenses.
His appearance is in support of Detroit Public Schools’ “I’m In” student retention campaign, an aggressive effort designed to stop the steady decline in enrollment. Cosby and Bobb will be visiting and meeting parents, students and city leaders throughout the day.
WHEN/WHERE: Press Conference with Dr. Cosby and Robert Bobb Detroit Public School, Welcome Center New Center One Tuesday, Sept. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Walk with Dr. Cosby and Robert Bobb Northwest Detroit Intersection of Evergreen & Pembroke, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m.
Rally at Henry Ford High School with Dr. Cosby and Robert Bobb Auditorium, 20000 Evergreen, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Free to the general public
CONTACT: For more information on the “I’m In” campaign call 313-240- 4DPS
or visit www.iminDPS.org