- Winter 2022: 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
- Fall 2023 - Desti-Nations of Hip Hop
Our theme for the semester - From "Two Societies to a New Society" - Revisiting the Kerner Report and People’s Movements for the Future of Detroit - explored competing ideas about "development" and visions for Detroit's future in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, commonly referred to as the Kerner Report, which was released in March 1968. Each week featured different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion.
Light dinner provided; free transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit; public welcome and encouraged to attend.
Free Parking in the WSU lot located just north of the Cass Corridor Commons (4605 Cass Ave.)
Dates: Feb 6, 13, 20; March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10
Location: Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass Ave.
Sponsors: Semester in Detroit, Detroit Equity Action Lab/Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights
February 6: Breaking Down the Kerner Report 50 Years Later
February 13: Contesting Visions of the City
February 20: Beyond Development - Exposing Land Grabs
Please read pages 8-10, titled "What Lies Beneath the QLine?"
Peter Hammer's presentation
March 6: Equitable Development - Grassroots Grabbing Back
March 20: Living for the (People’s) City - Getting the Message Out