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Fall 2023 - Desti-Nations of Hip Hop

WHAT: Detroiters Speak is a free, public community classroom experience brought to you by a collaboration led by Detroit is Different and including Semester in Detroit, Wayne State University and the UM Detroit Center. This 4-part series will explore 50 Years of Hip Hop from a Detroit Lens. Check out this video preview.

GET READY: Start listening to this series playlist curated by Khary Frazier and Sterling Toles (also the two main series producers and facilitators.)

WHO: This series is funded by the Michigan-Mellon Project on the Egalitarian Metropolis, Semester in Detroit, the UM Detroit Center, and the Wayne State University Crockett-Lumumba Scholars Program.

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
*Light dinner from 6:30-7:00pm
*Program runs from 7:00-8:30pm

October 4th and 18th at the UM Detroit Center (3663 Woodward Avenue.) Free parking available in the Orchestra Hall structure located off of Cass/Parsons Ave. Your ticket stub will be validated.

October 25th and November 8th at Wayne State University STEM Innovation Learning Center, 5048 Gullen Mall, Room 027 (located in basement.) 

HOW: RSVP via Eventbrite

Questions: Contact Craig Regester via email ( or call/text 313-505-5185.