http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/rss en Family Literacy Night | April 24 at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/3/family-literacy-night-april-24-at-the-detroit-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/family-lit-night-for-web.jpg?1490714679" /> </div> </div> </div> family literacy night literacy Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:24:49 +0000 mmorland 25310 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Family Literacy Night | March 27 at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/3/family-literacy-night-march-27-at-the-detroit-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/family-lit-night-for-web.png?1490129133" /> </div> </div> </div> books family literacy reading Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:45:39 +0000 mmorland 25297 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Outside the 7.2 | Panel Discussion http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/3/outside-the-72-panel-discussion <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/detroit-7-2.png?1490128391" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Outside the 7.2 is a panel discussion that will explore the housing options available to individuals looking outside the boundaries of the most prominently discussed and publicized communities of Detroit - commonly referred to as the 7.2. Please <a href="https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edvnck0oab8ec5e3&amp;oseq=&amp;c=&amp;ch=" target="_blank">RSVP</a> to help us ensure the best guest experience for this event.</p><p><strong>Date:</strong> Tues. March 28, 2017<br /><strong>Location/Time:</strong> Ann Arbor Room, U-M Detroit Center, 6-7:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Moderator and participants include:</strong></p><ul><li>Eric Dueweke&nbsp;</li><li>Darnell Adams, DLBA Director&nbsp;</li><li>Tom Goddeeris, GRDC Director&nbsp;</li><li>Harriet Johnson, Realtor</li><li>Arthur Jemison, Detroit Housing Director</li></ul> housing Midtown Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:34:57 +0000 mmorland 25296 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Food Literacy For All http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/3/food-literacy-for-all <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Food-Literacy-2017.png?1489498969" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This semester, the U-M Detroit Center is partnering with the U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative to live stream select lectures of its "Food Literacy for All" course. The livestream&nbsp;events will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm on March 28, April 4, and April 11.&nbsp;</p><p>The general public is invited to attend this video presentation, with complimentary refreshments and parking in Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Event Dates + Presenters</strong></p><ul><li>March 28 - Michael Twitty</li><li>April 4 - Wayne Roberts</li><li>April 11 - Kelly Brownell</li></ul><div><strong>Quick Links</strong></div><div><ul><li><a href="https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edxfz6xx889f7534&amp;oseq=&amp;c=&amp;ch=" target="_blank">RSVP Livestream at the Detroit Center</a></li><li><a href="http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall/" target="_blank">Learn more about the course</a></li><li><a href="http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall/foodliteracyrsvp/" target="_blank">Watch previous lectures</a></li><li><a href="http://i.imgur.com/5e4bWa9.jpg" target="_blank">Event flyer</a></li></ul></div> course food literacy Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:43:32 +0000 mmorland 25245 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Beyond the Ivory Tower Series: Building the Engagement Dossier for Teaching - Talk and Workshop for Graduate Students http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/beyond-the-ivory-tower-series-building-the-engagement-dossier-for-teaching-talk-and-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Ivory-Tower-2017-a.png?1485793910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do your teaching objectives include encouraging students to situate their classroom learning within larger social issues, and further social justice inquiry through engagement in and with distinct communities?&nbsp;</p> beyond the ivory tower Detroit detroit center ivory tower Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:32:20 +0000 mmorland 25158 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu 6th Annual Sankofa Film Series http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/6th-annual-sankofa-film-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="A roll of film" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/SankofaFilmSeries_1.png?1484852921" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U-M Detroit Center and U-M Dearborn's Department of African and African American Studies presents the 6th Annual Sankofa Film Series. Join us for five thought-provoking and insightful films, each featuring noted speakers/panelists, as well as refreshments and parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra parking structure. RSVP at <a href="http://myumi.ch/L3lOV" target="_blank">myumi.ch/L3lOV</a></p><p><strong><em>"Eyes on the Prize: Two Societies"</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>The episode features the segment on the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. Detroiters under the age of 67 tell the stories of their lives during the 1967 Rebellion. These stories explore the texture of everyday life as perceived by young people at that defining moment in Detroit history. Through narrative, they examine the impact of the 1967 Rebellion on the trajectory of their lives.</p><p><strong><em>The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, March 17, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States.</p><p><strong><em>American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs&nbsp;</em></strong>-&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>the story of Detroit icon and civil rights activist, Grace Lee Boggs.</p><p><strong><em>13th</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, April 14, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>directed by Ava DuVernay, this is the new Netflix doc about the 13th amendment led to mass incarceration in the U.S.</p><p><strong><em>Time Simply Passes</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, May 12, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>The story of Floridian James Joseph Richardson, wrongly convicted of murder, who spent 21 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. The film will be complemented by annual Prisoners Creative Arts Project Exhibit.&nbsp;</p> Sankofa sankofa 2017 Sankofa Film Series Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:08:41 +0000 yelenab 25141 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu MDetroit Student Service Workshop III http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/mdetroit-student-service-workshop-iii <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="Students at a library" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/MDetroitStudentServiceWorkshop.png?1484851141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Find out how you can get involved in Detroit from a variety of Detroit-based organizations and campus programs, hear from students about their experiences and advice for Detroit engagement, and get information about possible funding opportunities.</p><p>Registration is now open for the MDetroit Student Service Workshop III, held at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100), 913 S. University in Ann Arbor from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Tuesday, March 21.</p><p>This workshop is open to all U-M undergraduate and graduate students regardless of previous experience in Detroit. Pizza and salad will be available to attendees. Please <a href="http://conta.cc/2loovce" target="_blank">RSVP</a> or contact <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu" target="_blank">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a> for more information.</p><p><em>Program Partners: Center for Educational Outreach, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, Ford School of Public Policy, Ginsberg Center, Ross School Center for Social Impact, School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center, Semester in Detroit, Taubman College, U-M Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact, U-M Detroit Center, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and the University Library.</em></p> MDetroit Student Service Workshop MDetroit Student Service Workshop III Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:41:51 +0000 yelenab 25138 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Literacy Events at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/literacy-events-at-the-detroit-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/pexels-photo-239548.png?1484832356" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Family Literacy Night</strong></p><p>Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7 p.m.</p><p>Join Dr. Raven Jones Stanbrough for Family Literacy Night on Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The evening will focus on literacy games for K-12 students and their families. Besides the games, the evening will feature free giveaways, refreshments and more.</p><p>RSVP at <a href="https://goo.gl/yyh1nq" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/yyh1nq</a></p><hr /><p><strong>Food Literacy Course Lecture - A Live Streaming Event</strong></p><p>Tuesday, January 24, 6:30-8 p.m.</p><p>This semester, the U-M Detroit Center is partnering with the U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative to live stream select lectures of its "Food Literacy for All" course. The first lecture will feature Ricardo Salvador, Director, Food &amp; Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists. The general public is invited to attend this video presentation on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Salvador during the event. Refreshments and free parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure will be provided.&nbsp;RSVP at -&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/x1z7RR" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/x1z7RR</a>&nbsp;</p><hr /><p>For more information or to register for this event, contact the Detroit Center at <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a> or 313-593-3584.</p> family literacy food literacy Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:26:07 +0000 mmorland 25137 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu The Colors of Justice: Women in Comics http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/the-colors-of-justice-women-in-comics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/CofJ-women-in-comics-01.png?1483999261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Experience perception and portrayal in the latest Monts Hall exhibition, The Colors of Justice: Women in Comics, February 3 - March 25.</p><p>This exhibition focuses on diversity in comics, with an emphasis on how women are portrayed, whether it's in books, television or live action movies. The gallery will feature comics from the past and present and highlight some of the most influential female characters in comic book history.&nbsp;</p><p>A symposium event on Saturday, March 25 (<a href="http://conta.cc/2mchZnl" target="_blank">RSVP</a>) will feature a series of experts from academia and the comic book industry to discuss the changing role of women in comics, as well as in television and film, as exemplified by some of the biggest entertainment companies in the industry. Featured panelists&nbsp;include&nbsp;Saladin Ahmed, who was recently named as a writer for the Inhuman series, featuring the character, Black Bolt.</p><p>Located in Monts Hall, the gallery is open to the public Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and includes complimentary parking and admission.</p><p>For more information, contact the Detroit Center at (313) 593-3584 or <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a>.</p> colors of justice monts hall women in comics Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:05:25 +0000 mmorland 25102 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Keynote Simulcast, 1960's Music and Rebellion, Highlight MLK Day Activities at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/12/keynote-simulcast-1960s-music-and-rebellion-highlight-mlk-day-activities-at-the-detroit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/MLK-Day-17-DC.png?1482158811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit the University of Michigan Detroit Center and participate in a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at&nbsp;10 a.m.,&nbsp;Monday, January 16&nbsp;with free admission and parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for all attendees.</p><p>A simulcast of the 2017&nbsp;Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote program will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from&nbsp;10 - 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;The University community is especially pleased to welcome&nbsp;Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, writer, producer, and star of the hit HBO series&nbsp;<em>Insecure</em>, and&nbsp;Amy Goodman,&nbsp;award-winning investigative journalist, author, syndicated columnist, and host of&nbsp;<em>Democracy Now!</em>, as speakers for the keynote memorial lecture. This year's keynote event will focus on a sit-down discussion between Amy Goodman and Issa Rae.</p><p>Following the keynote, a complimentary lunch will precede the U-M Detroit Center's afternoon panel discussion - "1960's Music and Rebellion: The Soundtrack of our Lives" at&nbsp;12:30 p.m.&nbsp;Music has been a factor in virtually every social movement. There have always been sounds or beats echoing the socio-political conditions of the day. The 1960's represented a significant change in musical tastes and expression. As the Civil Rights Movement progressed, popular music began to reflect efforts to address social justice issues. The 1967 Detroit Rebellion emerged out this period as a reaction to racial and class oppression. The 2017 MLK Panel at the Detroit Center will discuss how the music of the 1960's impacted and reflected social consciousness over time.</p><p>Join moderator and Professor of English Literature and the Humanities&nbsp;Deborah Smith Pollard&nbsp;of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as she facilitates an informative and invigorating discussion with panelists: world music expert and WDET radio show host Ishmael Ahmed, U-M School of Music Associate Professor&nbsp;Christian Matijas-Mecca,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Dr. Carleton S. Gholz, Founder and Executive Director of Detroit Sound Conservancy.</p><p>This year's program is co-sponsored by the U-M Alzheimer's Disease Center. The MADC aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts. For more information or to register for this event, contact the Detroit Center at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu" shape="rect" target="_blank">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="tel:(313)%20593-3584" target="_blank">313-593-3584</a>.</p> MLK MLK 2017 MLK Day MLK Day 2017 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:46:54 +0000 mmorland 25063 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu