Source: Michigan News
um3detroit is an interdisciplinary gathering that brings together U-M’s three campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) along with Detroit community partners to share and strengthen our connections to Detroit and each other. This year’s event emphasizes action-based research and community partnerships.
The event on May 9 at the Gem Theater in Detroit features talks by U-M President Mark Schlissel and U-M alumni Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wendy Jackson, managing director of the Detroit Program for the Kresge Foundation.
The event also includes short, dynamic presentations from faculty and community partners about their work in Detroit. The event will foster dialogue around some of the most complex issues facing Southeast Michigan including education, economic mobility, poverty, affordable housing, environmental justice and the carceral system in Detroit.