5 days In July: Reflections on Rebellion-Symptoms, Synergy and Solutions

1967The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and Marygrove College’s Masters in the Arts of Social Justice Program are pleased to present 5 Days in July: Reflections on Rebellion-Symptoms, Synergy and Solutions, a panel discussion reflecting on the causes of the 1967 rebellion in Detroit and addressing issues fifty years later in communities discriminated against because of race, religion, gender or economic status.


Eric Campbell is Editor of Riverwise. Riverwise is a community-based magazine created by a team of authors, writers, photojournalists, parents, grandparents, students, organizers, activists, artists, educators and visionaries.  Riverwise is working to create media that reflects local activism and the profound new work being done in and around Detroit neighborhoods.  Eric is our moderator for the panel discussion.

Elena Herrada is a Detroit Community Activist leader and Director of the Oral History project of Fronteras Norteñas organization.

Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Marygrove College.

Malik Yakini is the Founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

This event will be held at:

Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols Ave.
Detroit, MI 48221
Denk Chapman Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7-8:30 PM

Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public

MG Grad Rachel Thompson Talks Music, Feminism, and Role of Detroit’s Seraphine Collective in Metro Times

IMG_20170721_091041If you forgot to grab a hard copy of last week’s Metro Times, which inclues a cover story featuring longtime Seraphine Collective member and Marygrove College graduate Rachel Thompson, you can still check it out by clicking on the link below!


Original photo credit: Doug Coombe

Marygrove Professor, Author, and Theologian Dr. Michael Martin Talks Mysticism, Christ, Art, and Poetry in NYC: July 25

Marygrove College professor, author, and theologian Dr. Michael Martin will join the City & Michael Martins faceKingdom New York on July 25 for an evening conversation about mysticism, Christ, art, and poetry.

Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant
3rd floor
121 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036

For more information on the event: http://www.plough.com/en/events/2017/city-and-kingdom-new-york-midsummer

This event coincides with the launch of Dr. Martin’s new journal “Jesus the Imagination,” which you can follow here: https://angelicopress.org/introducing-jesus-the-imagination-a-journal-of-spiritual-revolution/

Marygrove’s Kids Camp Begins June 26!

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Marygrove College is pleased to announce that it has opened enrollment for its new six-week Summer Kids Camp for children ages seven to twelve years old.  Camp begins June 26.

“Marygrove’s summer program is unique and exciting,” said Assistant Director of Admissions, Recruitment, and Enrollment Annemarie Nguyen, “not only because students will spend much of their summer on a real college campus, but also because our program successfully strikes a balance between academics and summer fun.”

In addition to game play, swimming, and inclusive spirituality sessions, students are given the opportunity to pursue their interests by choosing from a variety of courses including French, Arabic, dance, art, and athletics.

Summer Kids Camp, which runs from June 26 to August 4, brings students to the college’s campus five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for the six-week program is $699 and includes lunch, snacks, and day care from 8 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. for those who need it. A $200 deposit is required.

For more information about Summer Kids Camp, contact Annemarie Nguyen at (313) 927-1250 or anguyen@marygrove.edu.

The Forgotten Child: A Reading and Book Signing Event with Dr. Donald Levin

Donald levinTomorrow, former Dean of Faculty and Emeritus Professor of English Dr. Donald Levin will celebrate the publication of his newest novel, The Forgotten Child, at the Lawrence Street Gallery.

Purchase your copy, have it signed, and listen to the author read from his work!

Saturday, June 10
2 – 4 p.m.
Lawrence Street Gallery
22620 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI

TONIGHT: The Institute of Music and Dance Presents a Marygrove String Ensemble Concert

cello-1606337_960_720Institute of Music and Dance Presents: A Marygrove String Ensemble Concert

June 01
6 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building
Marygrove College Theatre

This concert, led by Music Director and Conductor Anida Margariti, will feature the music of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and others. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Judith Molina, (313) 927-1306

RIOT OR REBELLION? Remembering 1967 to 2017: A Community Conversation on Race

RIOT OR REBELLION? Remembering 1967 to 2017: A Community Conversation on Race

This First Friday Forums event takes a closer look at how the racist conditions endured by Blacks in Detroit lead to a rebellion that challenges the systems and institutions that perpetuate racial injustice, then and now.

Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6PM – 9PM
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Moderated by: Freda G. Sampson
Panelist: Malik Yakini, Martina Guzman, and Marygrove alums
Maureen Taylor, and Alia Harvey-Quinn

Light dinner provided | Free parking is available. For more info or to RSVP, call (313) 870-1500 x107

Thank You, Campus Beautification Crew!

5-6-17 Beautificaation DayBloomin’ thanks to the Beautification Day crew!

Graduating seniors, Class of 2017, Ka’Ron Cooper, Moussa Diallo, Dominique Johnson, Minyon McCray, Lance Murray, and Faith Washington, planted all the floral borders with Barbara Beesley, IHM (Campus Ministry/Service Learning) and Jan Machusak (Alumni Relations) in anticipation of Commencement 2017.

Special thanks to Martin McNeeley (MG Facilities) for setting out tools and getting trays of annuals distributed; the Nefcy Family for their work in the Nefcy Memorial Garden; and Horace Dandridge and Elite for the Continental Breakfast.

We truly appreciate each of you for sharing your time and talents!

2017 Alumni Induction Reception: Don’t Forget to RSVP!

17422140368_fff58df9b4_kThe 2017 Alumni Induction Reception is just around the corner and you’re invited!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Madame Cadillac Building
Alumnae Hall