Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Detroit Center

by | Dec 14, 2011

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a series of events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, beginning at 10am.

Keynote Address Featuring Journalist, Michele Norris

Live from Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI (10am – 12pm)

This year’s distinguished speaker, award-winning journalist Michele Norris, has a career that spans more than two decades including The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Considered and ABC’s World News Tonight. Norris received an Emmy Award in 2002 and was the 2009 National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Journalist of the Year.


Following the keynote address (12pm -1pm)

Panel Discussion, It’s Going on in the Hood (1pm to 3pm)

The panel discussion will address the perception that Detroit significantly lacks community involvement in its neighborhoods. The panel discussion, moderated by Kim Hunter of AmeriCorps, will address the various efforts being made to aid the city’s community development. Participants will learn about the on-going efforts and new approaches that are being taken.

Panelists representing a diverse group of community development organizations include:

Pat Miller (U-M School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center)
Riet Schumack (Neighbors Building Brightmoor)
Diane McCloskey (Detroit Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Response)
Ron Scott (Grace Lee Boggs Center)
Khalil Ligon (Community Development Advocates of Detroit)
Parking will be validated. The parking structure (Parsons St.) is located behind the U-M Detroit Center.

For more information or call (313) 593-3584