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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
UNROOTED: Repairing the Divides Among Scholars and Activists, Lecture by R. L'Heureux Lewis, Ph.D.
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM
25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium
Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis

This conversation will address the divides that traditionally separate activists and scholars as well as separate different communities of color. Drawing on examples of collaboration the event will go beyond diagnosis of differences by identifying strategies for moving ahead towards social justice.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Panel Discussion of the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
1:00 PM -  3:00 PM
25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

Over 45,000 people are listed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. In 2010 Michigan ranked third in the nation for the highest number of registered sex offenders per population. The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) presents a panel of experts who will speak and then lead a discussion on this difficult, painful, and very complicated subject.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Connection Between Policy and Practice, Lessons Learned by an Urban Superintendent on the Road to the Broad Prize for Urban Education
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Peter Gorman, Senior Vice President of Education Services for News Corporation

In 2006, with the goal of increasing student achievement, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education passed policies related to effective teachers and school administrators. The leadership of the District put the Board's work in action and made increasing staff effectiveness the focus of their work. In the process, staff worked to establish new benchmarks in measuring effective performance.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lecture by Wendy Kopp, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Teach For America
6:30 PM -  7:30 PM
Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis and has spent the last 22 years working to grow the organization's impact. Under her leadership, Teach For America's nearly 33,000 participants have reached more than 3 million children during their two-year teaching commitments nationwide to ensure educational excellence and equity for all children.

Lecture by Reverend Gregory Boyle, Working with Inner City Youth in Los Angeles toward 'Jobs not Jails'
7:00 PM
A University of Michigan MLK Symposium Speaker
Reverend Gregory Boyle

Fr. Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries, an organization that assists at-risk and gang-involved youth in Los Angeles. Fr. Boyle will speak on his experiences working with Inner city Youth toward 'Jobs not Jails', followed by a book signing arranged by Nicola's Books.

Monday, January 23, 2012
Muslims as Moving Targets: External Scrutiny and Internal Critique in Detroit's Mosques
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM
Diversity Talks: A Seminar Series on Policy and Race

The FBI's use, or attempted use, of informants, agent provocateurs, and agent intimidation in Detroit's mosques is shaping the representation of Arabs, and Muslims in the city in distinctive ways. This essay will look at the dialogical processes this focus has set in motion between the city's mosques and other institutions of Muslim (self) representation and evolving structures of public scrutiny and federal power. It is in its close, working relationships with Arab/Muslim American organizations that the U.S. government reveals its most phobic assumptions about its Arab/Muslim citizens.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
America the Unequal: A Ford School conversation on the growing gaps in American incomes, educational attainment, and more
6:00 PM -  8:30 PM
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America the Unequal: A Ford School conversation on the growing gaps in American incomes, educational attainment, and more

With Gary Burtless , Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution and the Ford School's Susan M. Dynarski, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education.

Monday, January 30, 2012
The Non-Profit Role in Urban Revitalization
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Richard R. Buery, Jr
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Children's Aid Society

Richard Buery is President/CEO of The Children's Aid Society. Founded in 1853, CAS serves 80,000 children at 45 locations in New York City and Westchester, and its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and National Center for Community Schools serve thousands more nationally.