Each term, Semester in Detroit and the U-M Detroit Center partner to organize community classroom events that are free and open to the public. Detroit community members join together with U-M students, faculty and staff to learn more about Detroit's past and present. Format varies from traditional panels to poetry readings to trips to jazz and cultural clubs throughout Detroit. Topics of discussion range from Education Reform to the Contemporary Labor Movement to implementing the Detroit Future City Framework. Always dynamic and sometimes quite hot!
Free to everyone and always preceded by some yummy food! So check out the dates below and plan to participate this winter!
1/22 - 1967: Part 1 -What Happened and Why
2/5 -A General Gordon Baker Jr. Memorial Panel
Detroit 1967: Part 2 – The Aftermath:
2/19 - We Are Here: A multilayered presentation on the roles men and boys of color play in the development and healing of communities
3/12 - Detroit Music Beyond the Motown Sound
3/26- Foundations and Detroit "Development" - A Public Evaluation
4/9- Digging Deeper into Detroit's Downtown "Boom"
Free transportation is provided by the MDetroit Center Connector which departs the Central Campus Transit Center (CCTC) at 5:40pm on Thursdays. (NOTE: Booking the 5:40pm trip in the reservation system automatically includes a return trip which will depart at 8:30pm following the Speaker Series.)