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DETROIT: FROM URBAN CRISIS TO REVITALIZATION

Held in conjunction with Professor Stephen Ward’s RCSSCI 330 (Urban and Community Studies) and Professor Scott Kurashige’s AMCULT 301/HISTORY 393 (Detroit Politics and Community Organizing), this series of talks examines the collapse of the “American Dream” and the emergence of new values and relationships in post-industrial Detroit.  All events are free and open to the public. 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

STORIES FROM THE CADIILLAC PLANT
Lolita Hernandez, Author, Autopsy of an Engine, winner of the 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

The battle to save tiger stadium
Panel discussion with Peter Comstock Riley, David Malhalab and Isaac
followed by special screening of the Tiger Stadium documentary, Stranded at the Corner
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C

Film: stranded at the corner
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
TIME: 6:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium D


MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

from student Activist to factory worker
Rich Feldman, Co-Author, End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C


MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

detroit: place and space to begin anew
Grace Lee Boggs, Scholar/Activist;Author, Living for Change
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C


MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

preaching radical social change in detroit
Angela Dillard, Author, Faith in the City
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

beyond capitalism in the real world of american cities
Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland; Author, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored by  the LSA Citizenship Theme Year; Residential College; Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning; Arts of Citizenship; the Program in American Culture; and the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

organizing immigrant workers
Elena Herrada, Community Activist, Centro Obrero/Worker Center, Southwest Detroit
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored the LSA Citizenship Theme Year and the Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C


MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

hip-hop and spoken word
Performance and Dialogue with Detroit-based artists, Blair, Nandi Corner, and Invincible
Detroit: From Urban Crisis to Revitalization
sponsored by Arts at Michigan; the LSA Citizenship Theme Year; and Residential College
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
location: Angell Hall, Auditorium C