News from January 2013

31 January 2013
The Detroit Public Library Presents: Black and Blue

The Detroit Public Library presents a screening of the documentary Black and Blue at the Main Library on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, Brian Kruge.

Black and Blue details the racially motivated controversy that took place in 1934 when Georgia Tech came to Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan football team. Georgia Tech's Athletic Director William Alexander...

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23 January 2013
It's Black, It's White, It's Funny

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present the comedy show, It’s Black, It’s White; It’s Funny, Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. As part of the University-wide theme semesterUnderstanding Race, this performance is designed to envoke the discussion of topics that are generally side-...

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21 January 2013
Semester in Detroit Speaker Series: Dialogue on Detroit Future City Framework

The popular and thought-provoking Semester in Detroit (SID) Speaker Series returns with the topic, “Dialogue on Detroit Future City Framework.” This informative panel discussion will take place on Thursday, January 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ann Arbor room of the University of Michigan Detroit Center. Admission, light refreshments and parking are free for all attendees. 

As the City of Detroit works towards a more desirable and sustainable future, “Dialogue on Detroit’s Future City...

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16 January 2013
Detroit Strategic Framework Plan

The Detroit Strategic Framework Plan is now available to the general public. The 345-page document is available at the front desk of the U-M Detroit Center for in-oiffice use only. In addition, the Detroit Strategic Framework Highlights package is available in limited quantities.

For more information about the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan, visit http://...

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15 January 2013
Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues its 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series with Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. The film will be shown on Friday, February 8 beginning at 6 pm. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees.

Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony is a 2002 documentary depicting the struggles of Black South Africans against the injustices of Apartheid...

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04 January 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Detroit Center

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 21 with free admission and parking to all attendees.

The event kicks off with a simulcast of the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, live from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. This keynote features Morris Dees, a co-founder and chief...

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04 January 2013
Artist and Event Information for Black Detroit 21

January 11, 2013

Opening Reception

  • 7:00 p.m. - 4TheatrSake; 25 minute performance of selections from Cell/$hips.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Artists and Curator Discussion: Black Detroit 21; Moderator: Odie Rynell Cash, Curator of Black Detroit 21.
    Over the course of the last five months, the artists and curator from this exhibition have held...
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04 January 2013
Black Detroit 21: A Work:Detroit Exhibition

In partnership with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents the Work: Detroit gallery exhibition, Black Detroit 21. Curated by Odie Rynell Cash, Black Detroit 21 addresses social concerns within...

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