News from September 2014

25 September 2014

With state and local elections just around the corner, join the University of Michigan Detroit Center on Wednesday, October 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. for this timely event, “Why People Don't Vote: A Town Hall Meeting with Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey.”

Open to the general public, this event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments.

The program, “Why People Don’t Vote” examines the various topics that surround voter rights, tendencies and why voter turnout...

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18 September 2014

The Residential College of the University of Michigan and Semester in Detroit program, in partnership with the U-M Detroit Center present “Detroiters Speak,” October 9 – November 20. 

This free, seven week community course offers U-M students and the general...

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16 September 2014

On Tuesday, September 23, the University of Michigan Libraries presents the Film Forward screening of "Valentine Road," at the University of Michigan Detroit Center.

About Valentine Road: In February 2008, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed fellow classmate Lawrence King at point-blank range in computer class at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California. Lawrence King, an eighth student who was openly exploring his sexual identity, had...

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11 September 2014

As the first exhibition of the recently dedicated Lester P. Monts Hall, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present, “For Madiba with Love! Photographs of Nelson Mandela and the South African Struggle: 1985-2013.”

A program for the exhibit will be held from on Tuesday, October 14. Activities include a reception from 5-7 p.m.; a brief talk and Q&A session with Mr. Turnley from 6-6:20 p.m., and a screening of the film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” from 6:30...

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08 September 2014

“Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” is a four-part video series made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is locally sponsored by the Detroit Public Library and University of Michigan Detroit Center.

In addition to the screening of “Freedom Riders” (September 13; 1-4:30 p.m.) and “Slavery by Another Name...

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