Detroit Center Activities for the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium

Dec 17, 2014

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 10 a.m., Monday, January 19 with free admission and parking to all attendees.

A simulcast of the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, presented by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Journalist, Scholar, Author and Activist, will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Following the keynote, a complimentary lunch will precede the U-M Detroit Center’s afternoon panel discussion.

Built around the University-wide theme, “unity, not uniformity,” this years panel discussion, “District Remix: Diversity and Change in Midtown” highlights the exciting changes and challenges that are occurring in Midtown Detroit.

About the topic: Change is happening in the City of Detroit. Communities are being renewed, regenerated and redeveloped. A new population is moving in, but what does this all mean for the Detroit of old?

To help provide answers to these questions, representatives from Midtown Inc., Olympia Development and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation will lead this community discussion.

Moderated by Peter T. Allen, Lecturer, University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Panelists:
– Ken Cockrel, Jr., Detroit Future City
– Lawrence Williamson, Midtown Inc.
– Rico Razo, Detroit Department of Neighborhoods
– Aaron Handelsman, the People’s Platform

“District Remix: Diversity and Change in Midtown” will take place in the Ann Arbor Room of the University of Michigan Detroit Center from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Although registration is not required, we encourage you to register for this event to help us better serve all of our guests. Additionally, we invite those who are planning to attend this event to participate in our “Lending a hand” Winter Community Service Project by donating a non-perishable item when they arrive.

Additional questions about these events can be directed to the U-M Detroit Center at detroitcenter@umich.edu / 313-593-3584.

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events at the U-M Detroit Center are co-sponsored by the Michigan Collation for Human Rights.