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Thursday, June 15
 

9:30am EDT

The Boggs School Parade
Do you wonder what children who attend The James and Grace Lee Boggs School learn and want to share? Visit the 4th annual Boggs School parade where students celebrate their knowledge and visions for the future of Detroit. Our school community will be fired up as we take to the streets with outrageous costumes, cheers and chants, and powerful messages of hope and love. Parade observers will leave feeling confident that our future is in good hands and inspired by our young leaders.

Meet at the Campus Shuttle Stop located at Anthony Wayne and Kirby if you would like to attend this firld trip.

Presenters
MT

Marisol Teachworth

The James and Grace Lee Boggs School
Marisol is the Programming Director at The Boggs School. She coordinates all programming at the school, including the after-school program, Place-Based Education alignment with teachers, and special events. She offers expertise in youth development, grant writing, teaching, community... Read More →




Thursday June 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip
 
Friday, June 16
 

11:00am EDT

Kreung Cooking: Cambodian Pickles Part 1
The Khmer Rouge genocide not only erased millions of lives, it aimed to eradicate culture, leaving a massive rift between young and old Cambodians. This workshop will engage participants in cooking traditional foods within an intergenerational dialogue about trauma and healing. Chef Chinchakriya, her mother, and aunt will teach Cambodian pickle making and share the cultural significance and history of the foods being prepared. Participants will be assisting in the preparation of the Kreung AMC dinner and will take home their own pickles!

Presenters
CU

Chinchakriya Un

Chinchakriya (Char) Un is an artist/chef who creates space to share personal narratives through food. She explores memories both personal and shared, familial and societal, which highlight inherited trauma within the global Cambodian community. Char's food, her mother's food and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

1:00pm EDT

Kreung Cooking: Cambodian Pickles Part 2
The Khmer Rouge genocide not only erased millions of lives, it aimed to eradicate culture, leaving a massive rift between young and old Cambodians. This workshop will engage participants in cooking traditional foods within an intergenerational dialogue about trauma and healing. Chef Chinchakriya, her mother, and aunt will teach Cambodian pickle making and share the cultural significance and history of the foods being prepared. Participants will be assisting in the preparation of the Kreung AMC dinner and will take home their own pickles!

Presenters
CU

Chinchakriya Un

Chinchakriya (Char) Un is an artist/chef who creates space to share personal narratives through food. She explores memories both personal and shared, familial and societal, which highlight inherited trauma within the global Cambodian community. Char's food, her mother's food and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

2:00pm EDT

From Growing Our Economy to Growing Our Souls Tour Part 1
In a time of revolution and counter-revolution, the Boggs Center's tour of the eastside of Detroit explores history in the context of the rise and fall of the economic "American Dream" and the birth of visionary organizing and resistance. We will visit the Packard Plant, Poletown, urban gardens, The Boggs School, CanArts and The Heidelberg Project. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to think historically and dialectically as we work towards the next american revolution.

Presenters
RF

Rich Feldman

Richard Feldmn has been active since. His involvement in the 1960s. He has worked with James and Grace Boggs for more than. ‘40 years. Rich worked on ford assembly line for more than 20 years, local. Union official. And worked on international staff of UAW. Rich I had a decades long commitment to inclusion and disability justice., James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Rich Feldman has had the privilege of working with James and Grace Boggs for more than 40 years. He was raised in Brooklyn, active in the 1960s in SDS at U Michigan. Rich has been married for more than 35 years and has two children, Micah and Emma. Our family journey has also brought... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

4:00pm EDT

From Growing Our Economy to Growing Our Souls Tour Part 2
In a time of revolution and counter-revolution, the Boggs Center's tour of the eastside of Detroit explores history in the context of the rise and fall of the economic "American Dream" and the birth of visionary organizing and resistance. We will visit the Packard Plant, Poletown, urban gardens, The Boggs School, CanArts and The Heidelberg Project. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to think historically and dialectically as we work towards the next american revolution.

Presenters
RF

Rich Feldman

Richard Feldmn has been active since. His involvement in the 1960s. He has worked with James and Grace Boggs for more than. ‘40 years. Rich worked on ford assembly line for more than 20 years, local. Union official. And worked on international staff of UAW. Rich I had a decades long commitment to inclusion and disability justice., James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Rich Feldman has had the privilege of working with James and Grace Boggs for more than 40 years. He was raised in Brooklyn, active in the 1960s in SDS at U Michigan. Rich has been married for more than 35 years and has two children, Micah and Emma. Our family journey has also brought... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip
 
Saturday, June 17
 

11:00am EDT

Kreung Cooking Part 1
Kreung experiments with traditional cooking as a way to conduct dialogue and revitalize culture in her family and the broader Cambodian diaspora. In this workshop, participants will experience cooking with the chef and her family. Participants will learn about the Cambodian historical context; the challenges and rewards involved in balancing tradition and innovation; and the opportunities that food provides as a means for building bridges, opening minds and telling your story. The food that will be prepared will be enjoyed at the Kreung community dinner in the evening.

Meet at the Campus Shuttle Stop located at Anthony Wayne at 10:45am, if you'd like to attend this field trip/cooking session.

Presenters
CU

Chakriya Un

Kreung
same as other Kreung session


Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

11:00am EDT

The Dreamspace Project: Anti-Racist Pedagogy for Museum Education Part 1
We will explore the ways in which the art museum perpetuates neocolonialism and white supremacy, and how that affects the visitor's experience, creating both visible and invisible barriers to learning and engagement. Using exercises from The Dreamspace Workbook, we will guide participants on a tour through the galleries of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Along with access to a digital copy of the workbook, participants will leave with tools to address issues of racism prevalent in museums.

Presenters
AM

ALYSSA MACHIDA

Digital Learning Manager, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Alyssa Machida is a museum educator and creator of the Dreamspace Project. Her work focuses on critical teaching methodologies and inclusion in art museums.
AR

Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad

The Dreamspace Project
Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad is a 17 year-old Aquarius exploring how to learn. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, otherwise her junior year of high school, she became a pioneer in her own education by deciding to independently homeschool herself.


Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

12:30pm EDT

The Dreamspace Project: Anti-Racist Pedagogy for Museum Education Part 2
We will explore the ways in which the art museum perpetuates neocolonialism and white supremacy, and how that affects the visitor's experience, creating both visible and invisible barriers to learning and engagement. Using exercises from The Dreamspace Workbook, we will guide participants on a tour through the galleries of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Along with access to a digital copy of the workbook, participants will leave with tools to address issues of racism prevalent in museums.

Presenters
AM

ALYSSA MACHIDA

Digital Learning Manager, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Alyssa Machida is a museum educator and creator of the Dreamspace Project. Her work focuses on critical teaching methodologies and inclusion in art museums.
AR

Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad

The Dreamspace Project
Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad is a 17 year-old Aquarius exploring how to learn. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, otherwise her junior year of high school, she became a pioneer in her own education by deciding to independently homeschool herself.


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

12:30pm EDT

Kreung Cooking Part 2
Kreung experiments with traditional cooking as a way to conduct dialogue and revitalize culture in her family and the broader Cambodian diaspora. In this workshop, participants will experience cooking with the chef and her family. Participants will learn about the Cambodian historical context; the challenges and rewards involved in balancing tradition and innovation; and the opportunities that food provides as a means for building bridges, opening minds and telling your story. The food that will be prepared will be enjoyed at the Kreung community dinner in the evening

Presenters
CU

Chinchakriya Un

Chinchakriya (Char) Un is an artist/chef who creates space to share personal narratives through food. She explores memories both personal and shared, familial and societal, which highlight inherited trauma within the global Cambodian community. Char's food, her mother's food and... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

2:00pm EDT

All Good Food Has A Story Part 1
Do you want to take a private bus tour around Detroit exploring the people, places, and products that are transforming the city?  We will visit the markets, restaurants, juice bars, jam makers and lunch diners that are making Detroit a celebrated and controversial food city.  We promise a great day of touring and an incredible day of food while talking to local experts about what it takes to start a food business, to scaling the business to when does revitalization become gentrification. 

Presenters
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

2:00pm EDT

Farm Fun Exploration Part 1
Where does food come from? We will be exploring the fresh fruits and vegetables growing at Plum Street farm through movement and art. Surprising smells, brassica land dance parties, and flower field art activities are just the beginning of our journey through plants and food together. Participants will get to frolic in fresh air, learn about where food comes from through smells and tastes, and build their relationships with nature, earth, food, and each other.

Presenters
SD

Sonali Devarajan

Keep Growing Detroit
Sonali Devarajan is the Community Education Coordinator at Keep Growing Detroit. She graduated from University of Michigan with degrees in Economics and Environmental Science. She falls more in love every day with the amazing gardeners and farmers in Detroit where she can be found... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

2:00pm EDT

From Growing Our Economy to Growing Our Souls Tour Part 1
In a time of revolution and counter-revolution, the Boggs Center's tour of the eastside of Detroit explores history in the context of the rise and fall of the economic "American Dream" and the birth of visionary organizing and resistance. We will visit the Packard Plant, Poletown, urban gardens, The Boggs School, CanArts and The Heidelberg Project. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to think historically and dialectically as we work towards the next american revolution.

Presenters
RF

Rich Feldman

Richard Feldmn has been active since. His involvement in the 1960s. He has worked with James and Grace Boggs for more than. ‘40 years. Rich worked on ford assembly line for more than 20 years, local. Union official. And worked on international staff of UAW. Rich I had a decades long commitment to inclusion and disability justice., James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Rich Feldman has had the privilege of working with James and Grace Boggs for more than 40 years. He was raised in Brooklyn, active in the 1960s in SDS at U Michigan. Rich has been married for more than 35 years and has two children, Micah and Emma. Our family journey has also brought... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

4:00pm EDT

All Good Food Has A Story Part 2
Do you want to take a private bus tour around Detroit exploring the people, places, and products that are transforming the city?  We will visit the markets, restaurants, juice bars, jam makers and lunch diners that are making Detroit a celebrated and controversial food city.  We promise a great day of touring and an incredible day of food while talking to local experts about what it takes to start a food business, to scaling the business to when does revitalization become gentrification. 

Presenters
avatar for Devita Davison

Devita Davison

Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit
Devita Davison is the Executive Director at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with the technical assistant, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food businesses.


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

4:00pm EDT

Farm Fun Exploration Part 2
Where does food come from? We will be exploring the fresh fruits and vegetables growing at Plum Street farm through movement and art. Surprising smells, brassica land dance parties, and flower field art activities are just the beginning of our journey through plants and food together. Participants will get to frolic in fresh air, learn about where food comes from through smells and tastes, and build their relationships with nature, earth, food, and each other.

Presenters
SD

Sonali Devarajan

Keep Growing Detroit
Sonali Devarajan is the Community Education Coordinator at Keep Growing Detroit. She graduated from University of Michigan with degrees in Economics and Environmental Science. She falls more in love every day with the amazing gardeners and farmers in Detroit where she can be found... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby

4:00pm EDT

From Growing Our Economy to Growing Our Souls Tour Part 2
In a time of revolution and counter-revolution, the Boggs Center's tour of the eastside of Detroit explores history in the context of the rise and fall of the economic "American Dream" and the birth of visionary organizing and resistance. We will visit the Packard Plant, Poletown, urban gardens, The Boggs School, CanArts and The Heidelberg Project. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to think historically and dialectically as we work towards the next american revolution.

Presenters
RF

Rich Feldman

Richard Feldmn has been active since. His involvement in the 1960s. He has worked with James and Grace Boggs for more than. ‘40 years. Rich worked on ford assembly line for more than 20 years, local. Union official. And worked on international staff of UAW. Rich I had a decades long commitment to inclusion and disability justice., James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Rich Feldman has had the privilege of working with James and Grace Boggs for more than 40 years. He was raised in Brooklyn, active in the 1960s in SDS at U Michigan. Rich has been married for more than 35 years and has two children, Micah and Emma. Our family journey has also brought... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip
 
Sunday, June 18
 

11:45am EDT

The Building of Black Detroit Tour Part 1
Detroit's African-American community was built on a revolutionary fight for freedom. In this tour we will learn about Detroit's history around the issue of race, and how Black activists, organizations and businesses fought faith, freedom and financial self-determination to control their own reality and environment.

Presenters
avatar for Jamon Jordan

Jamon Jordan

BIO: Jamon Jordan is an educator, writer & historian. Also known as Baba Jamon, he has been a teacher of African & African American history for 20 years and a researcher of Black history for decades . He taught at the African centered Nsoroma Institute in Detroit for 10 years. He now runs Black Scroll Network History & Tours, where he leads tours and presentations dealing with African & African American history in the Detroit area, and throughout Michigan and the United States. He has given over 100 tours and presentations for Detroit Public Schools, Walled Lake Public Schools, and numerous charter schools, as well as university class groups from Wayne State, Michigan State, Georgetown, New York University & the University of Michigan. He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations for schools, churches, and organizations, including the Detroit Historical Society, the Historical Society of Michigan, the Jewish Historical Society, and the Underground Railroad National Conference. He has presented, Black Scroll Network History & Tours


Sunday June 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip

1:00pm EDT

The Building of Black Detroit Tour Part 2
Detroit's African-American community was built on a revolutionary fight for freedom. In this tour we will learn about Detroit's history around the issue of race, and how Black activists, organizations and businesses fought faith, freedom and financial self-determination to control their own reality and environment.

Presenters
avatar for Jamon Jordan

Jamon Jordan

BIO: Jamon Jordan is an educator, writer & historian. Also known as Baba Jamon, he has been a teacher of African & African American history for 20 years and a researcher of Black history for decades . He taught at the African centered Nsoroma Institute in Detroit for 10 years. He now runs Black Scroll Network History & Tours, where he leads tours and presentations dealing with African & African American history in the Detroit area, and throughout Michigan and the United States. He has given over 100 tours and presentations for Detroit Public Schools, Walled Lake Public Schools, and numerous charter schools, as well as university class groups from Wayne State, Michigan State, Georgetown, New York University & the University of Michigan. He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations for schools, churches, and organizations, including the Detroit Historical Society, the Historical Society of Michigan, the Jewish Historical Society, and the Underground Railroad National Conference. He has presented, Black Scroll Network History & Tours


Sunday June 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Shuttle Stop: Anthony Wayne & Kirby
  Tour/Field Trip
  • Track Disrupting Mainstream History
  • Audience Everyone
  • Hashtag #BuildBlackDetroit
  • View Track Info Detroit's African-American community was built on a revolutionary fight for freedom. In this tour we will learn about Detroit's history around the issue of race, and how Black activists, organizations and businesses fought faith, freedom and financial self-determination to control their own reality and environment.