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Detroit Week

Join us for a week of learning about, celebrating, and gathering tools to advocate for Detroit on campus. Our desire is to uplift the city and grow ourselves through communal learning + conversation.

Please email with any questions or concerns. 


Sunday, 3/13 - Trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum with NAACP, BSU, and CEAL
The bus will be leaving at 1:10 and return by 4:45. There are 30 openings for the bus and you must reserve your seat via google form.

Monday, 3/14 - Kick-off in the Diag (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
-We will be out promoting Detroit Week + having different Detroit-related prompts every hour! Stop by!

Monday, 3/14 - Hip-hop as Activism Workshop (6-8p.m. EQ room 1405)
-Piper Carter (, Reyes ( + MaveOne ( will come talk about their work, share history + insights, and teach us about using hip-hop for justice. Open to all! No experience necessary.
Check out our website for more information!

Tuesday, 3/15 - Know Your Rights: A Facilitated Discussion with the ACLU and NAACP (6-7:30pm, Weill Hall (Ford School) room 1210)

Wednesday, 3/16 - The SOUP with Detroit Partnership (6-8p.m. Trotter Multicultural Center)
-The SOUP, which is modeled after Detroit SOUP, is a community fundraising dinner that aims to promote and support projects led by individuals and groups associated with U of M in Detroit, and create meaningful and long-lasting partnerships between Detroit and Ann Arbor. For a $5 donation, attendees would receive a soup dinner and a vote, and hear from several presentations. Each presenter is allocated time to share their ideas and answer several questions from the audience. At the end of the event, the presentation with the most votes will receive all of the raised money.

Thursday 3/17 - Trip to Bert's Jazz club in Detroit (5:40 p.m. at CCTC)
-People, there's no better way to delight in Detroit than a night at Bert's for open mic jazz. The Detroiters Speak class is coming down for the night and you can too! If you don't know about Bert's, you should, and you can check them out here Bring some $$ for a yummy dinner.
The bus leaves from the CCTC at 5:40 (get there early to ensure a spot) and will leave Bert's at 9 p.m. to head back. You can drive separately, but we hear there might be a DETROIT MUSICAL EXTRAVANGANZA on the bus, so consider that.

Friday 3/18 - Detroit 101 Workshop for Student Org Leadership or others interested! (12 p.m. in EQ Room 1807)
-Does your student organization has an interest or would like to become involved or deepen your engagement in a project or activities in the City of Detroit? Then, please join Dr. Addell Austin Anderson and Feodies Shipp of the University of Michigan Detroit Center for Detroit 101 - an informational meeting to share best practices and resources for engagement with city citizens and organizations, 12 – 1 PM, Friday, March 18 in the East Quad Conference Room 1807. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for this event at

Semester in Detroit
Black Student Union
UM Detroit Center
Center for Engaged Academic Learning
The Detroit Partnership
Community Action and Social Change Minor
Department of African and African-American Studies

Please email with any questions or concerns.