News from January 2016

21 January 2016

Returning for its fifth consecutive year, the Sankofa Film Series returns to the University of Michigan Detroit Center on February 19, at 6 p.m. 

Best known for its inspirational and thought-provoking documentaries, the 2016 Sankofa Film Series will showcase four inspiring films featuring Misty Copeland, Nina Simone, Gordon Parks and August Wilson.

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

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20 January 2016

As the city of Detroit continues to rebound following bankruptcy, many believe one of the key points to a true turnaround is the success of its public schools.  Without a strong, viable public school system, the city may struggle to retain new, young families. “Schools of Choice?” will discuss the current educational landscape of the Metro Detroit area and offer insight into the region's options from public to private schools. A Panel of experts from the field of education will discuss...

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15 January 2016

UPDATE - Feb. 23, 2016: Due to inclement weather expected across Metro Detroit between Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, this event has been canceled.

For many people receiving a tax return in 2016, their refund is generally seen as a one-time financial opportunity. However, what if that money turned into a stable source of income for years to come? Visit the University of Michigan...

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14 January 2016

The University of Michigan Detroit Center, in partnership with Plowshares Theatre Company is proud to present the 5th annual “Youth Theatre Fellows” residential youth theatre camp.  

From June 22-28, 2016, the Youth Theatre Fellows program invites young men and women in grades 8-12 with an interest in theatre to experience the world of performing arts.

This week long camp features several elements to enhance a student’s creativity...

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06 January 2016

Before the decline of its industrial landscape, Lackawanna, New York was a lively steel city that employed more than half its population at the Bethlehem Steel plant. In this city was a small, but unique community of immigrants from the country of Yemen. 

When photographer Milton Rogovin visited the city in 1977, he was fascinated by the people’s interest in embracing modern-day American experiences while continuing to participate in their Yemeni traditions.

Now this unique...

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