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2017 Detroit Commuter Challenge
May 22 2017
Detroit
Wayne State invites the entire campus community to participate in the Detroit Commuter Challenge, a month-long campaign to encourage more sustainable and healthy forms of commuting. Participating in the Challenge is easy. Do you normally drive to campus? Carpool with a friend. Do you normally take the bus? Try biking instead. Log your trips online during the month of May and you'll be entered to win great prizes. Our goal is for Wayne State to be among the Top 5 employers the Commuter Challenge Leaderboard. Sign up today! Commuting Made Easy DDOT and RefleX recently added new routes to Midtown, and the QLINE and Detroit Bike Share will launch in May. See below for details. DDOT and RefleX New direct and limited-stop services to Midtown and Wayne State's campus are available with DDOT and RefleX. The one-way cash fare is $1.50 and you can pay right on the bus! Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly transit passes are available for purchase at the Student Center, Suite 011. Download the Transit App to plan your trip. The QLINE The QLINE will kick off its inaugural public run on Friday, May 12 with a weekend full of family friendly events to celebrate the grand opening. The walk-up fare is $1.50 which includes unlimited rides for three hours. The 3.3 mile route includes 12 stops and 20 stations between New Center and downtown. Learn more about QLINE safety, hours of operation, fares and grand opening events here. Bike Share Detroit Bike Share will launch in mid-May, providing bike share services throughout greater downtown. Detroit commuters are invited to join Detroit Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. Wayne State will host a Midtown pit-stop in front of Old Main. Additional pit-stops will be at New Center Park and at downtown at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. For more information on transportation services at Wayne State visit Parking and Transportation Services.
Detroit Dialogue: Why commemorate 1967?
May 23 2017 at 5:30 PM
Detroit Historical Museum
The Detroit Orientation Institute (DOI) at Wayne State University engages diverse participants in immersive experiences to understand our region's past, present and future. In 2017, the DOI Detroit Dialogue series will partner with Detroit '67: Looking Back to Move Forward to help link the efforts commemorating the civil unrest of the summer of 1967 with broader themes that still impact our region. The first Detroit Dialogue will take place on Tuesday, May 23. The event will feature key members of the team behind Detroit '67 and explore why hundreds of community partners are coming together to remember this civil unrest 50 years later. The program will include dinner and a group dialogue facilitated by Jeri Stroupe (Detroit Revitalization Fellow at Wayne State University's Office of Economic Development). Special guests joining the discussion include: Sheila Cockrel (CitizenDetroit) Kalisha Davis (Detroit Historical Society) Jennifer Evans (Charles H. Wright Museum) Marlowe Stoudamire (Detroit Historical Society) Date: Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Location: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave.Cost: $25 (dinner included) Space is limited to 20 people. Tickets are $25. Register now. Limited scholarships are available. Please inquire with Jeri Stroupe directly. This event is produced in partnership with the Detroit Experience Factory.   
CitizenDetroit Dinner & Dialogue: Local Elections Matter
May 25 2017 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Do you know that voter turnout plummets after Presidential elections? This fall, Detroiters will vote for Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, and Police Commissioners. Join CitizenDetroit for a Dinner and Dialogue to discuss the state of voter turnout in Detroit, develop questions for candidates for our upcoming candidate forums, and learn how to get involved in our 2017 voter engagement strategy. EVENT HOSTS: CitizenDetroit Founders and Co-Directors:Dr. Irvin D. Reid, WSU President Emeritus and Sheila Cockrel, former City of Detroit Council Member Admission is free, but reservations are required. To attend, RSVP online or call (313) 577-5550. Space is limited. Reservations will close when capacity is reached. LIMITED PARKING is available on-site.
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