Detroit Schedule

The neighborhood of Brush Park in the foreground, downtown Detroit in the background and Windsor, Ontario, on the horizon. Photo and caption by the New York Times. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

1:30 - 2:30 PM Lunch

Location: Round Bar, Double Tree Suites 

2:30 - 4:00 PM Visit to Cass Community Social Services - Rev. Faith Fowler (Executive Director, Cass Community Social Services)

Location: Cass Community Social Services 

4:30 - 4:45 PM “What is the University of Michigan Doing in Detroit?” - Addell Anderson (Director, University of Michigan Detroit Center)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

4:45 - 6:00 PM “How to Fix a Broken City” - John Gallagher (Detroit Free Press)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

6:00 - 6:30 PM Break

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

6:30 - 7:30 PM “Detroit Then and Now: Narratives and the Revitalization of Detroit” - Marsha Music

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center 

8:00 PM Dinner

Location: Gold Cash Gold 

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

9:00 - 10:30 AM “The Grand Bargain: Detroit’s Bankruptcy, the Role of Philanthropy and the Detroit Institute of Arts”

Laura J. Trudeau (Managing Director of Community Development, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit) & Annmarie Erickson (Executive Vice President and COO, Detroit Institute of Arts)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center 

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Presentations and Discussions on Senior Fellows’ Research Projects

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

12:30 - 1:30 PM Community Lunch at the Green Garage

Location: The Green Garage 

2:00 - 3:30 PM “Advancing Social Equity through Entrepreneurship in the ‘New’ Detroit” - Shel Kimen (Founder, Detroit Collision Works), Lauren Hood (Co-founder, Deep Dive Detroit), Amy Peterson (Co-founder, Rebel Nell)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center 

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM “Localized Crowdfunding in Detroit” - Ebrahim Varachia (Co-Founder and Director of Operations, Patronicity)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center 

5:00 - 5:30 PM Break

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

5:30 - 6:30 PM "Where is the Money Going? Tracking Philanthropic Giving in Detroit” - Benjamin Chodoroff and Jessica McInchak (The Detroit Ledger)

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

6:30 - 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour

Location: The Whitney 

8:00 PM Dinner

Location: Traffic Jam and Snug

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Tour: Exploring the Extremes of Detroit (Highlights include Grosse Pointe, Packard Plant, The Heidelberg Project, Earthworks, Urban Farm, Lafayette Park, Eastern Market, Shinola, Avalon Bakery, the Fischer Building, Highland Park) - Alex B. Hill

Departing from the DoubleTree Suites.

1:30 - 2:30 PM Lunch

Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center

“Looking Beyond Detroit: Philanthropy and Social Enterprise in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan” - Neel Hajra (President & CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation), Richard Lord (Board of Directors, RNR Foundation)

3:30 - 4:30 PM Exhibition: “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit”

Location: The Detroit Institute of Arts