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Detroiters Speak: Modern History of Detroit - from Boomtown to Bankruptcy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00 AM
University of Michigan Detroit Center - South Studio 3663 Woodward Ave., Ste. 150 Detroit MI, 48201

As part of RC creative writing lecturer Lolita Hernandez's Fall 2013 Mini Course, Detroiters Speak, the Detroit Speaker Series will continue during the fall semester. These Wednesday* evening events are open to the public. Free shuttle rides from Ann Arbor will also be available by email reservation with Craig Regester at regester@umich.edu. 

10/9/13      Modern History of Detroit - Dr. Stephen Ward + Dr. Charlie Bright

                  6:30-8:30 p.m. - U-M Detroit Center 3663 Woodward, Ave., Detroit, MI

 

Check out these readings before the event:

How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you - and don't blame Coleman Young:
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013309150069

DETROIT BANKRUPTCY FORUM : Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Sep 7, 2013
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/224053

The Real Story Behind the Decline of Detroit … And Yes, Great Things Are Happening There Too
http://www.alternet.org/economy/real-story-detroits-economy-good-things-are-really-happening-motown

Speaker:
John Gallagher (Detroit Free Press), Krystal Crittendon (former Mayoral Candidate), Frank Joyce (Detroit Activist)