- Fall 2021: Making Labor Work - Organizing for Power in the 21st Century
- Winter 2021: Pandemic Politics - From Lockdown to Liberation (Virtual)
- Fall 2020 with General Baker Institute: Policing Black Power - From Watts to Detroit (Virtual)
- Fall 2020: Healing Justice (Virtual)
- Winter 2020: Detroit 2020 - People, Power, & Politics
- Fall 2019: Healing Justice Workshop Series
- Winter 2019: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit
- Fall 2018 Workshop Series: Healing Justice as Building Cultural Resilience
- Winter 2018: From "Two Societies" to a New Society
- Fall 2017: Reclaiming the Commons
- Summer 2017: Beyond '67 - The City-Wide Citizen's Action Committee
- Winter 2017: Toward Education Justice
- Detroiters Speak Archive
Semester in Detroit continues its collaboration with the General Baker Institute this fall with the latest edition of our free community classroom series, Detroiters Speak (UM students can register for credit at this link). This 7-session series will run on consecutive Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (10/7-11/18). The series will focus on work and how workers (both unionized and not) organize to build power - in Detroit and more broadly - to improve their lives and their communities. The series will begin with an introduction to work and the working class, and the founding and central purpose of the labor movement. We will spend several sessions examining strategic workplace sectors (auto, domestic/service, public, logistics and more) and hearing from activists involved in organizing. The concluding sessions will help to equip participants with concrete organizing roadmaps for their own roles as workers in the 21st century.
This series is free and open to the general public, and will include students from all three U-M campuses, Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. The class will be held in-person at the General Baker Institute for a limited number of participants, and will also be live-streamed on Facebook. This class is made possible with generous support provided by the Michigan-Mellon Project on the Egalitarian Metropolis, College of LSA & A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Contact Craig Regester, SiD Acting Director, for more information (email@example.com or 313-505-5185).