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22 April 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center concludes the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series featuring the inspirational poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou.

The film, “Maya Angelou: Creativity with Bill Moyers,” begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15 and includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments.

As part of a multi-artist series, journalist Bill Moyers interviews author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou in this documentary series. Through an...

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20 April 2015

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, electronic dance music (EDM) will be at the forefront of Detroit’s music scene once again.

On Tuesday, May 19 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Detroit Center, in partnership with the Detroit Techno Foundation and Movement, is proud to present, “Tracking the Mind of Detroit Techno.”

Open to the general public,...

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20 April 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will hold its third annual induction ceremony for the University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. 

This year’s inductees include Carmen Harlan, WDIV TV Newscaster and Journalist; Pamela Rodgers, Owner, Rodgers...

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20 March 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series with a screening that features the multi-talented artist, Langston Hughes.

The films, “His Life and Times” and “Salvation” begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and include free admission, parking and light refreshments.

In “His Life and Times,” Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad, award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Alice Walker discuss the life...

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11 March 2015

Swing into the spring exhibition season at the University of Michigan Detroit Center with the show, “Local Artists Under 10,” from March 27 – April 17, 2015. An opening reception for this event will take place on Friday, March 27 from 10 -11:30 a.m. and will feature a reading from professional storyteller, Gwendolyn Lewis. The reception is open to the general public and includes free...

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11 March 2015

The spring exhibition season at the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents, “Under the Influence: Youth Artists in the D,” April 24 - May 22.

Highlighting student created art from the Detroit School of Arts (DSA), “Young Artists in the D” is a visual exhibition influenced by the works of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Under the guidance of DSA teacher and designer Sheryl Heading, students will showcase their talents through various artistic mediums.

Open to the...

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04 March 2015

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The Ford School Education Policy Initiative and the School of Education welcome four panelists to narrate the unexamined realities and untold triumphs of leading, educating, organizing, and reporting from within the Detroit education system. Their reflections will contextualize the current state of education to thoughtfully explore future possibilities.  Following the presentations, we invite the audience to participate in a question and answer...

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25 February 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues the fourth annual Sankofa Film Series with a screening that features the revolutionary artist, Ibn Pori Pitts. The film, “Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist” begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and includes free admission, parking and light refreshments.

“Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist” traces the...

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13 February 2015

U-M Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with Actor, Musician and Activist Antonio David Lyons to discuss his four week scholar in residency at the University of Michigan. Topics include: Lyons one man show "We Are Here," his experiences in Michigan and Detroit, his upcoming TV project "The Book of Negroes," and how he got his start in acting. 


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