Type: Public event

"Teaching Detroit": Practical Strategies and Ethical Reflections for Teaching about Detroit

An Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel about Engaging Detroit in University Learning with Angela Dillard, Ren Farley, Carolyn Loh, Damani Partridge, and Stephen Ward

Date & time

Oct 21, 2016, 4:30-6:15 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Room 1100 (Betty Ford Classroom)
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

At the kickoff event of the 2016-2017 RIW Detroit School series, panelists will discuss their different approaches to the challenge of teaching Detroit: how they bring Detroit into their classrooms, how Detroit shapes their pedagogy, and how they introduce and contextualize Detroit as a case in relation to other urban spaces and train developing minds.

The event will be moderated by Angela Dillard, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Earl Lewis Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and in the Residential College at the University of Michigan. Panelists will include Ren Farley, Dudley Duncan Professor Emeritus of Sociology and a research scientist at the Population Studies Center; Carolyn Loh, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University; Damani Partridge, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies; and Stephen Ward, Faculty Director of the Semester in Detroit program and Associate Professor in the Residential College and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Hosted by: Detroit School RIW; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is a sponsor of the event. 

This event is made possible with generous funding from the following University of Michigan sponsors: Rackham Graduate School, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), and the Center for Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL). 

For more on the Detroit School series, please see http://www.umich.edu/~detsch/.