http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/rss en Beyond the Ivory Tower Series: Building the Engagement Dossier for Teaching - Talk and Workshop for Graduate Students http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/beyond-the-ivory-tower-series-building-the-engagement-dossier-for-teaching-talk-and-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Ivory-Tower-2017-a.png?1485793910" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do your teaching objectives include encouraging students to situate their classroom learning within larger social issues, and further social justice inquiry through engagement in and with distinct communities?&nbsp;</p> beyond the ivory tower Detroit detroit center ivory tower Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:32:20 +0000 mmorland 25158 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu 6th Annual Sankofa Film Series http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/6th-annual-sankofa-film-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="A roll of film" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/SankofaFilmSeries_1.png?1484852921" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U-M Detroit Center and U-M Dearborn's Department of African and African American Studies presents the 6th Annual Sankofa Film Series. Join us for five thought-provoking and insightful films, each featuring noted speakers/panelists, as well as refreshments and parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra parking structure.</p><p><strong><em>"Eyes on the Prize: Two Societies"</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>The episode features the segment on the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. Detroiters under the age of 67 tell the stories of their lives during the 1967 Rebellion. These stories explore the texture of everyday life as perceived by young people at that defining moment in Detroit history. Through narrative, they examine the impact of the 1967 Rebellion on the trajectory of their lives.</p><p><strong><em>Walk with Me: The Trials of Judge Damon J. Keith</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, March 17, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>a documentary on living legend, Judge Damon J. Keith, who dedicated his life to seeking equality for all in the American judicial system.</p><p><strong><em>American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs&nbsp;</em></strong>-&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, Friday, March 31, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>the story of Detroit icon and civil rights activist, Grace Lee Boggs.</p><p><strong><em>13th</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, April 14, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>directed by Ava DuVernay, this is the new Netflix doc about the 13th amendment led to mass incarceration in the U.S.</p><p><strong><em>Time Simply Passes</em></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>6 PM, May 12, 2017 -&nbsp;</strong>The story of Floridian James Joseph Richardson, wrongly convicted of murder, who spent 21 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. The film will be complemented by annual Prisoners Creative Arts Project Exhibit.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:08:41 +0000 yelenab 25141 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu MDetroit Student Service Workshop III http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/mdetroit-student-service-workshop-iii <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="Students at a library" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/MDetroitStudentServiceWorkshop.png?1484851141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>*This event has been rescheduled from its original date of January 31 to Tuesday, March 21 - we apologize for any inconvenience.*</strong></em></p><hr /><p>Find out how you can get involved in Detroit from a variety of Detroit-based organizations and campus programs, hear from students about their experiences and advice for Detroit engagement, and get information about possible funding opportunities.</p><p>Registration is now open for the MDetroit Student Service Workshop III, held at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100), 913 S. University in Ann Arbor from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Tuesday, March 21.</p><p>This workshop is open to all U-M undergraduate and graduate students regardless of previous experience in Detroit. Pizza and salad will be available to attendees. Please <a href="http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edqkine05186fc7c&amp;llr=gi6d97oab" target="_blank">RSVP</a> or contact <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu" target="_blank">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a> for more information.</p><p><em>Program Partners: Center for Educational Outreach, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, Ford School of Public Policy, Ginsberg Center, Ross School Center for Social Impact, School of Social Work Technical Assistance Center, Semester in Detroit, Taubman College, U-M Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact, U-M Detroit Center, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and the University Library.</em></p> MDetroit Student Service Workshop MDetroit Student Service Workshop III Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:41:51 +0000 yelenab 25138 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Literacy Events at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/literacy-events-at-the-detroit-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/pexels-photo-239548.png?1484832356" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Family Literacy Night</strong></p><p>Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7 p.m.</p><p>Join Dr. Raven Jones Stanbrough for Family Literacy Night on Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The evening will focus on literacy games for K-12 students and their families. Besides the games, the evening will feature free giveaways, refreshments and more.</p><p>RSVP at <a href="https://goo.gl/yyh1nq" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/yyh1nq</a></p><hr /><p><strong>Food Literacy Course Lecture - A Live Streaming Event</strong></p><p>Tuesday, January 24, 6:30-8 p.m.</p><p>This semester, the U-M Detroit Center is partnering with the U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative to live stream select lectures of its "Food Literacy for All" course. The first lecture will feature Ricardo Salvador, Director, Food &amp; Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists. The general public is invited to attend this video presentation on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Salvador during the event. Refreshments and free parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure will be provided.&nbsp;RSVP at -&nbsp;<a href="https://goo.gl/x1z7RR" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/x1z7RR</a>&nbsp;</p><hr /><p>For more information or to register for this event, contact the Detroit Center at <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a> or 313-593-3584.</p> family literacy food literacy Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:26:07 +0000 mmorland 25137 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu The Colors of Justice: Women in Comics http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2017/1/the-colors-of-justice-women-in-comics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/CofJ-women-in-comics-01.png?1483999261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Experience perception and portrayal in the latest Monts Hall exhibition, The Colors of Justice: Women in Comics, February 3 - March 25.</p><p>This exhibition focuses on diversity in comics, with an emphasis on how women are portrayed, whether it's in books, television or live action movies. The gallery will feature comics from the past and present and highlight some of the most influential female characters in comic book history.&nbsp;</p><p>A symposium event on Saturday, March 25 will feature a series of experts from academia and the comic book industry to discuss the changing role of women in comics, as well as in television and film, as exemplified by some of the biggest entertainment companies in the industry. Featured panelists&nbsp;include&nbsp;Saladin Ahmed, who was recently named as a writer for the Inhuman series, featuring the character, Black Bolt.</p><p>Located in Monts Hall, the gallery is open to the public Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and includes complimentary parking and admission.</p><p>For more information, contact the Detroit Center at (313) 593-3584 or <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a>.</p> colors of justice monts hall women in comics Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:05:25 +0000 mmorland 25102 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Keynote Simulcast, 1960's Music and Rebellion, Highlight MLK Day Activities at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/12/keynote-simulcast-1960s-music-and-rebellion-highlight-mlk-day-activities-at-the-detroit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/MLK-Day-17-DC.png?1482158811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit the University of Michigan Detroit Center and participate in a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at&nbsp;10 a.m.,&nbsp;Monday, January 16&nbsp;with free admission and parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for all attendees.</p><p>A simulcast of the 2017&nbsp;Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote program will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from&nbsp;10 - 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;The University community is especially pleased to welcome&nbsp;Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, writer, producer, and star of the hit HBO series&nbsp;<em>Insecure</em>, and&nbsp;Amy Goodman,&nbsp;award-winning investigative journalist, author, syndicated columnist, and host of&nbsp;<em>Democracy Now!</em>, as speakers for the keynote memorial lecture. This year's keynote event will focus on a sit-down discussion between Amy Goodman and Issa Rae.</p><p>Following the keynote, a complimentary lunch will precede the U-M Detroit Center's afternoon panel discussion - "1960's Music and Rebellion: The Soundtrack of our Lives" at&nbsp;12:30 p.m.&nbsp;Music has been a factor in virtually every social movement. There have always been sounds or beats echoing the socio-political conditions of the day. The 1960's represented a significant change in musical tastes and expression. As the Civil Rights Movement progressed, popular music began to reflect efforts to address social justice issues. The 1967 Detroit Rebellion emerged out this period as a reaction to racial and class oppression. The 2017 MLK Panel at the Detroit Center will discuss how the music of the 1960's impacted and reflected social consciousness over time.</p><p>Join moderator and Professor of English Literature and the Humanities&nbsp;Deborah Smith Pollard&nbsp;of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as she facilitates an informative and invigorating discussion with panelists: world music expert and WDET radio show host Ishmael Ahmed, U-M School of Music Associate Professor&nbsp;Christian Matijas-Mecca,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Dr. Carleton S. Gholz, Founder and Executive Director of Detroit Sound Conservancy.</p><p>This year's program is co-sponsored by the U-M Alzheimer's Disease Center. The MADC aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts. For more information or to register for this event, contact the Detroit Center at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu" shape="rect" target="_blank">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="tel:(313)%20593-3584" target="_blank">313-593-3584</a>.</p> MLK MLK 2017 MLK Day MLK Day 2017 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:46:54 +0000 mmorland 25063 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Holiday and Season Day Break Schedule http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/12/holiday-and-season-day-break-schedule <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Seasonal-Hours-12-2016-v3.png?1481232794" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Michigan Detroit Center, in compliance with the University-wide season and holiday break schedule, will be closed beginning Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Tuesday, January 2, 2017.</p><p>The University of Michigan Detroit Center will re-open on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.</p><p>If you have any questions, please contact the Detroit Center: (313) 593-3584 or <a href="mailto:DetroitCenter@umich.edu">DetroitCenter@umich.edu</a></p> Holiday Hours seasonal break seasonal hours Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:14:48 +0000 mmorland 25054 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu 6th Annual Noel Night at the Detroit Center http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/6th-annual-noel-night-at-the-detroit-center <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="44th Noel Night" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/Noel-Night-2016-web.png?1480543222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the 6th year, the Detroit Center will open its doors for Midtown's Noel Night from <strong>5:00 - 9:00 PM, Saturday, December 3</strong>. Activities include facility tours, children's activities, and refreshments - hot chocolate, coffee and holiday cookies. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the current Monts Hall Gallery exhibit, <em><a href="https://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/jazz-in-detroit-before-motown-a-photographic-history">Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic Exhibit</a></em>. There is no charge for any of the activities.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Noel Night Schedule – University of Michigan Detroit Center</strong></p><p>Ongoing Activities:</p><p>5:00 – 9:00 PM &nbsp; Children’s Crafts</p><p style="padding-left: 120px;">&nbsp;Facility Tours</p><p style="padding-left: 120px;">&nbsp;Gallery Exhibition – <em>Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History</em></p><p style="padding-left: 120px;">&nbsp;Holiday cookies, hot chocolate &amp; coffee</p><p>Musical Events:</p><p>5:00 – 5:30 PM &nbsp; &nbsp;The Ben Green Trio</p><p>6:00 - 6:45 PM &nbsp; &nbsp; Vocalist/Guitarist Omar Aragones</p><p>7:00 - 7:30 PM &nbsp; &nbsp; Al Nur Children's Drum &amp; Dance Ensemble</p><p>8:00 - 8:45 PM &nbsp; &nbsp; Vocalist Brent Davin Vance with accompanist, Tyrone Mills</p><div>&nbsp;</div> 44th annual noel night noel night Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:02:39 +0000 kchamp 25034 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/jazz-in-detroit-before-motown-a-photographic-history <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" alt="Jazz in Detroit" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/IMG_0200.JPG?1480524707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Charles H. Wright Museum exhibit, "<strong>Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History</strong>" will be available for public viewing in the Monts Hall Gallery during regular Detroit Center hours: 8 AM - 7 PM, Monday - Thursday; 8 AM - 5 PM, Friday &amp; Saturday from <strong>November 28, 2016 thru January 31, 2017</strong>. &nbsp;Validated parking is available in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for gallery visitors. The exhibit is based on the book, <em>Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-1960</em>, by U-M Dearborn Professor Emeritus Lars Björn with jazz historian and aficionado Jim Gallert.</p><p>There was music in Detroit before Motown in the 1960s. Detroit has a remarkable jazz history, which contributed to the Motown Sound. The exhibit tells the story of jazz in Detroit from 1920-1960 through period photos, maps, and recorded music. Several photos are those of Detroit native Bob Douglas, now a Los Angeles resident and a nationally known jazz photographer. In the late forties Douglas was a photographer for the Michigan Chronicle and the Detroit edition of the Pittsburgh Courier. Other photos are by James "Beans" Richardson, a veteran Detroit bassist who was a member of the house band at the Blue Bird Inn in the forties and fifties. Richardson is still active as a musician.</p><p>The origins of jazz in Detroit involved the mixing of several African American musical traditions: the blues, vaudeville, ragtime, band music, and society bands. In the 1920s big band jazz was played in Detroit's ballrooms and by the 1930s the music had established a foothold in Paradise Valley, the business and entertainment center of the African American community. World War II gave birth to the bop style of modern jazz and Detroit was one of its most important centers. The fifties were the Golden Age of jazz in Detroit centered around clubs like the Blue Bird Inn on Detroit's West Side. The postwar years also saw the birth of rhythm and blues and Detroit played a major role in its development from jump bands to the birth of the Motown Sound.</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:54:08 +0000 kchamp 25030 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu 7th Annual Sounds of the Season Program http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/7th-annual-sounds-of-the-season-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="470" alt="Sounds of the Season 2016" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/sofs-2016-web.png?1480523516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for our popular seasonal program for Metro Detroit seniors -<em> Sounds of the Season</em>, from <strong>10 AM - 2 PM, Friday, December 9</strong>. The program includes a free holiday concert, luncheon, a special gift and validated parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra parking structure.&nbsp;</p><p>Among the musical guests, the holiday concert will feature veteran performer Brent Darvin Vance. Brent has entertained throughout the United States and Europe with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York. He was in the original West Coast cast of <em>Rent</em> (co-starring Neil Patrick Harris) and performed Off-Broadway in <em>Fairplay for Eve</em>. &nbsp;Additionally, Brent has toured with <em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em>, <em>Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies</em>, <em>Hairspray</em>, and <em>Grand Hotel: The Musical</em>.</p><p>This year's program is co-sponsored by the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center. The University of Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts.</p><p><strong>Reservations fill up fast. RSVP today by calling PH: 313-593-3584 or Email: <a href="mailto:detroitcenter@umich.edu">detroitcenter@umich.edu</a> &nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:32:47 +0000 kchamp 25029 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu