Master of Arts in Social Justice Graduation Celebration May 10

social-justiceSaturday, May 10 from 3-5 p.m., Main Dining Room, MC we will be hosting a graduation celebration for our new alums of the Master of Arts in Social Justice MASJ program.  Elena Herrada, Detroit School Board member, and former Program Coordinator of the MASJ will be the keynote speaker.  Free and open to the public…so please bring friends and family!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brenda Bryant: 313-927-1502 or


Detroit’s Future: What Will Work and Who Benefits? A Discussion With Peter Hammer

DetroitOn Feb. 25, Peter Hammer, Director of the Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, will be speaking on the Present and Future of Detroit from 7-9 p.m. in Main Dining Room.

Hammer was the first openly gay male professor who was refused tenure at U of M Law School. Pastor Bill Wylie Kellerman (St. Peter’s, Detroit) will provide a brief response.

Photo credit: Jason Mrachina


Look Beneath the Surface: Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery – A Community Intervention Project

chainsThe 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:

Social Work professor to participate in Hungry 4 Equality

Professor Kalimah Johnson of Marygrove’s Social Work Department is teaching a 200-level special topic series course on the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community this Fall and will be teaching an additional section this Winter. In an effort to better understand this community of individuals she will be participating in Hungry 4 Equality – 100 Days of Hunger at Affirmations in Ferndale. Professor Johnson will be fasting for 24 hours while “sitting” in Affirmations’ storefront window from 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Continue reading

Michigan Peace Team Non-Violence Skills Training Course – Aug. 18, 2012

In partnership with the Marygrove College’s Master in Social Justice Program, the Michigan Peace Team invites you to a One-Day Nonviolence Skills Training for Social Justice students and community activities on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Marygrove College Student Center Green and Gold Room.*       Continue reading

Marygrove’s Social Justice Program Highlighted on WDET

Dr. Brenda Bryant, Dean of Community-Based Learning and Executive Director, Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement recently did an excellent interview on WDET’s Craig Fahle Show. Continue reading

Toilet Paper Drive for Freedom House!

The Network and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership ask you to join them in reaching out to the international community right here in Detroit:

We will be holding a toilet paper collection contest the week of February 27 – Mar 2, 2012: all donations will go to Freedom House Detroit (see below for more information on Freedom House).   Continue reading