http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/rss en 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.</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 (<em>additional information coming soon</em>) 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 Colors of Justice: Women in Comics” runs from February 3 – March 25. 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 Giving Blueday http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/giving-blueday <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="1250" height="1250" alt="Giving Blueday" src="http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/logo_square.jpg?1480525432" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Today, Tuesday, November 29</strong>, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support what you are most passionate about at the University of Michigan. At our Detroit Center, each dollar you contribute assists us in providing academic and community programming that inspire, inform, and engage participants in research, scholarly, service and cultural activities that impact lives and showcase the best our region has to offer. Your contribution will be much appreciated no matter the size. Please learn more by viewing this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNw6Wa-Ltoc&amp;feature=youtu.be">VIDEO</a>. Then go to this link - <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ekWKOYJRspBk87T-m3iOfXLQ30C2ufZjOPOZKP9EUdOla-6-hd3nQ6Sw2VlNBeub3x7UZe1cqlYcTH_Ry27K8qKgrm74QLdLHRG9PwZ9vPOL7qK7bDOuEcC4QvUynUpS7ncTsyYqX05L7G1W-S-W7SqQ5L8TamjFYfKoPzI_gOmhrWUjr42wBSBXnUwGLWIYGoLAELGBMH2ATGDZ-Vr_TCFP3AKPkZzRUpYQQHF0wWQt9vZopBuW3WrpKu7IOqEuo_n7NxAeSyMj2jpislS_fDhho_9gfhX836iagPKQABjESzjFGC6FSkO0vZ73-K_89JjhwvyIzebVGDyD0K1snjLfWO75LeYGtTpWm8oZy1s9fcDGba1bdA==&amp;c=yxuwLB2iVqnT_F7vGWSCoAUEJJ42iRqTfvrpgcu7rR7U-FUrT6_FQQ==&amp;ch=ie_u-e2dD1PCSZ_j1dCDKx9nZhKekwVWUzDNRClR4W3OUXd8h6BqCA==">TO GIVE</a>. Thank you!</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000 kchamp 25031 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Film Screening: Generation Start Up http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/film-screening-generation-start-up <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/Generation-Start-Up-1.png?1478199889" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The film Generation Startup, directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. The screening of this provocative movie will be held at the Detroit Center from 7-9:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 16. The 90-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion about the film and the issues it raises about entrepreneurship and urban revitalization, particularly in regard to Detroit. It will appeal to students and faculty interested in entrepreneurship, urban revitalization and development, diversity, business, sociology, film studies, and more.</p><p><strong>RSVP:</strong> <a href="https://goo.gl/iD2wyK" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/iD2wyK</a></p><p><strong>Date:</strong> Wednesday, November 16, 2016</p><p><strong>Time:</strong> 7 - 9:15 p.m.</p><p>Free admission,&nbsp;parking&nbsp;and refreshments provided.</p><p>The screening is co-hosted by the University of Michigan Library, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Detroit Center.</p> film screening Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:04:52 +0000 mmorland 24986 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu Detroit Summer Opportunity Fair http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/news/2016/11/detroit-summer-opportunity-fair <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/Opp-Fair-2016.png?1478198969" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U-M Center for Educational Outreach and the U-M Detroit Center invite school administrators, teachers, counselors and community youth organizations to learn about summer academic opportunities for middle and high school youth through the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, including camps, programs, and research experiences.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday, November 17, 2016</p><p><strong>Time:</strong> 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p><p>Free parking and box lunch provided. RSVP:&nbsp;<a href="http://myumi.ch/aGG10%20" target="_blank">http://myumi.ch/aGG10</a>&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:51:05 +0000 mmorland 24984 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu MDetroit Student Service Workshop II http://detroitcenter.umich.edu/https%3A/%252Fevents.umich.edu/event/35591 <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/Detroit-Fusion-II.png?1478010886" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for the MDetroit Student Service Workshop II on Friday, November 11. This second in a three-part series provides new and experienced students with a dynamic way to enhance community engagement skills and effectiveness with emphasis on Detroit-based engagement activities.</p> detroit fusion workshop Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:33:10 +0000 mmorland 24977 at http://detroitcenter.umich.edu