Wayne State University will be one of many local institutions celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as we approach MLK Day. This year, the theme of Wayne State’s celebration is “Looking Back to Look Ahead,” which the university says “will reflect on Dr. King’s teachings and how we live them today..
Looking for ways to entertain your kids while they're off on winter break? Take advantage of the cultural institutions right here in Detroit. From Belle Isle to Midtown, virtual events to in-person celebrations, there's sure to be something for everyone. Kwanzaa With The Wright Dates: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 | Cost: Free Explore the seven principles..
A coat drive being held on Saturday in the Palmer Park area will benefit Detroit’s trans community. Julisa Abad is the Director of Trans outreach for the Fair Michigan Justice Project. She says many trans folks are barely getting by and could use some help. “A lot of trans women of color have to do..
The annual tree lighting in downtown Detroit makes its return with visitors in attendance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 65-foot northern Michigan spruce will be the center of attention as people head to Campus Martius Park for ice skating, hot cocoa and horse-drawn carriage rides. The festive event is from 5 p.m. to midnight..
The 26th annual Women of Color STEM Digital Conference is taking place at the TCF Center in Detroit through Saturday. Monica Emerson, the National Chair of the conference, says the three day event includes college programs, workshops, initiatives and seminars for emerging professionals. She explains why it's important to highlight women in STEM fields, including women of..
Arise Detroit Arise Detroit will celebrate its 15th annual Neighborhoods Day Aug. 7. Across the city, more than 150 community groups, block clubs and improvement projects will host a wide range of events for residents. Festivities will adhere to federal safety protocols regarding COVID-19 for the second year in a row. All events will take place..
The Detroit Regional Chamber will hold its first in-person Detroit Policy Conference in more than a year on Tuesday, July 13. The event is taking place outdoors at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, and features speakers Mayor Mike Duggan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and more. “One of the primary tenets of the Detroit Regional..
A summer tradition returns to Detroit on Sunday. Log Cabin Day celebrates the history of the city's Palmer Park and the rustic log cabin in the middle of it. The structure was built in 1885 for then-U.S. Sen. Thomas Palmer and his wife, Lizzie Merrill Palmer. The couple used it as a place to host parties..
On Saturday, April 24, The Chelsea District Library will host the 11th annual Midwest Literary Walk. Typically set in downtown Chelsea, the “walk” will be held virtually this year to comply with COVID-19 protocols. The event will feature three esteemed writers for a series of talks and interviews. New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi..
Detroit Documenters, a program that trains and pays citizens to attend and document public meetings, is growing. Documenters began in Detroit in 2018 and now has grown into a community of more than 100 Documenters and multiple media partners. Jimmy Gutierrez, Director of Audience at Outlier Media, is working to expand the number of Documenters..