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- Black Law Students Association African American Judges Panel
February 22 2017 at 12:00 PM
Law School Building Partrich Auditorium
The African American Judges Panel is an event designed to allow students to learn about the judges, the work that they do, and provide them with insight into how to lay the groundwork for their own careers.
Sponsored by Wayne Law Dean's Office and Bodman PLC.
- Citizen Dialogue: Refugee Resettlement
February 23 2017 at 7:00 PM
How long has it been since you have had a calm, reasoned discussion with someone you didn’t agree with on the whether refugees have a right to come to the USA?
Most of us have strong opinions one way or the other, and in this time of personalized information streams, sometimes it’s hard to understand why smart people can think so differently on this issue.
The Center is offering a chance to hear smart people on both sides of the issue present what they actually think and why, both with each other and then directly with the audience.
Join us at 7pm on February 23 in Hillberry A&B in the WSU Student Center Building, where:
Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press will moderate a formal presentation from experts holding different opinions. They will discuss common ground as well as differences in the balance between welcoming refugees and public safety.
After the moderated dialogue between the speakers, attendees will then hae the opportunity to participate in moderated conversation in a coffeehouse-type atmosphere. You can actually speak directly with people who may have very good reasons for their beliefs, that you may not have considered. At the same time, you may be able to help others understand your side.
It’ll be fun! It’ll be democracy! There will be coffee and cookies!
- Detroiters Speak presents "Black, Brown & Red Power - Schooling Resistance"
February 23 2017 at 7:30 PM
Cass Corridor Commons
Join us this semester as we aim to make sense of how we arrived at today's dynamic education landscape in Detroit. In previous speaker's series we have dabbled in the arena of education, but this time we'll take a deeper dive. Together we will examine everything from the purpose of learning, to the meaning of "public" schooling, to the historic impact of segregation and racism on educational equity in this region, to the most recent period of "emergency mismanagement" by the state of Michigan, etc.
This is a weekly event taking place through April 13.
Light dinner provided.
Sponsored by the Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, WSU's Department of African-American Studies and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's Semester in Detroit Program.
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