The Social Justice Program at Marygrove College is partnering with the Michigan Rescue & Restore Coalition and Families Against Narcotics to present Look Beneath the Surface, a three-day Community Intervention Project on human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
The class will meet on September 7, 14 and 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Green & Gold Room at Marygrove College.
The course has been designed for everyone including health-care professionals, child advocates, service providers, faith-based groups, legislators, law enforcement, educators and students.
Those who wish to attend must submit an $85 registration fee by September 2. This will cover the cost of the training materials, lunch and a flash drive.
For more information, please contact Richard Sands: (734) 771-7251
Or by Email: email@example.com
The first “brown bag lunch” presentation of the academic year (organized by the Institute for Detroit Studies) will take place on Monday, September 9, in LA 241, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The speaker is Guillaume Teasdale of the University of Windsor. He will speak about the French colonial presence in the region, focusing on Detroit, during the 18th century.
Mary Byrnes and Tom Klug are also discussing likely presentations in October and November, so stay tuned.
If you missed last year’s trip abroad with Professor Ellis Ivory and Michelle Cade, but would still like to learn more about Brazil, you might be interested to know that the Charles H. Wright Museum is opening an exhibit of Brazilian art and culture this Thursday.
The opening event is free and open to the public; it will run from 6 pm-9 pm and the exhibit will be open for visitors until January.
To learn more about the event, click here.
Every year on August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This event commemorates the death of Mary and her assumption into Heaven before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.
Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated in the Student Center Chapel this Thursday at noon.
The Sustainability and Ecology TLLT would like to invite the Senior Administration, Faculty and Staff to participate in a practice “No Impact Week” Experience on August 18–25.
The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for us to see what a difference no-impact living can have on our quality of life.
We are going to sponsor a campus-wide event and invite students to participate in “No Impact Week” this fall. The event this August is a way for us all to become familiar with what is required; it will also give professors time to evaluate the event and see how they might best use the “No Impact Week” experience (should they choose to use it) with their classes.
If you are interested in participating, please go to the website http://noimpactproject.org/. To register,
- Click on the green box that says, “Try this experiment for a week.”
- Then in the blue box under the tab “What is the Experiment?” Click on the line “If you want to try the No Impact Week on your own click here.”
- Enter your name and email and click submit.
The daily challenges are as follows:
Description: Don’t buy anything new (except for food!)
Description: Don’t create any trash.
Only transport yourself through environmentally friendly ways such as biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling.
Description: Only eat local food and cut down on your meat consumption.
Description: Cut back on your electricity use or stop it all together.
Description: Cut back on your water use.
Saturday: Giving Back
Description: Give back to your community.
Description: Unplug and reflect. You and the environment take a break. Reflect on this experience and its effect on your life and the earth.
On Thursday, August 8, Marygrove will be hosting a prayer service and potluck for anyone who has lost loved ones. At noon we will meet at the picnic tables near the MC building and walk over to the Color Purple Garden.
Afterwards, we will reconvene at the picnic tables for fellowship and a meal.
For more information, or to share the names of loved ones, please email or contact Jesse Cox at (313) 927-1404.