News from January 2015

30 January 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center kicks off the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series, with films featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet, Alice Walker.

The screening of the films, "A Stitch in Time" and "Everyday Use" will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 20. Besides the films, the program includes a panel discussion, complimentary admission...

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28 January 2015

As part of its Black History Month program, the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents the discussion panel, “Love the Police? A Black Man’s Guide to Surviving a Police Encounter,” on Friday, February 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Within the context of recent controversial community/law enforcement events in New York City and Ferguson, MO, “Love the Police?” focuses on the strained relationships between African American males and police across the country. Our discussion panel of...

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22 January 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series, beginning Friday, February 20 at 6 p.m.

Best known for its inspirational and thought-provoking documentaries, the 2015 Sankofa Film Series will showcase six extraordinary films featuring Alice Walker, Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.

All films begin at 6 p.m. (end times vary) and include complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments for...

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20 January 2015

The Residential College of the University of Michigan and Semester in Detroit program, in partnership with the U-M Detroit Center present “Detroiters Speak,” January 22 – April 16. 

This free, seven week community course offers U-M students and the general public an opportunity to attend Detroit-centric panel discussions lead by community leaders and University of Michigan...

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07 January 2015

Experience the works of acclaimed visual artist Donald Calloway at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, January 16 – February 7, 2015 with the exhibition “The Artistry of Donald Calloway.”

Located in the Lester P. Monts Hall, “Artistry” features an eclectic group of Calloway’s paintings and sculptures. An opening reception and program for this exhibition is scheduled for January 16 from 5-9 p.m. with a lecture by Mr. Calloway discussing his art and philosophy followed by Q&A...

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