29th Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

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Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Join the Ford School in welcoming back Dr. Ruth Browne, CEO of Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and the 2015 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. This event is part of the University of Michigan's 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.
2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
As part of the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, the Ford School's Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies presents a screening of American Denial , followed by a discussion with producer/director Llewellyn Smith and Professor Martha S. Jones.
2015 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates delves into the conflicted and hopeful state of black America today. What does "black culture" mean? What is the continuing role of both the older and younger generations in shaping it? Where will gentrification, education, and the splintering (or unifying) of families take it? With an easy-going manner, an unashamedly erudite approach, and a journalist's grasp of narrative and clarity, Coates delivers an ear-to-the-ground (and Eyes on the Prize) talk that asks the small personal questions as well as the big historic ones.
2015 - 5:10 pm to 6:00 pm