Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Gem Theatre 
333 Madison St.
Detroit, MI 48226

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um3detroit 2019

learn - share ideas - make connections

um3detroit is an interdisciplinary gathering that brings together U-M's three campuses along with Detroit community partners to share and strengthen our connections to Detroit and each other. Through a focus on engaged research, scholarship, and learning, participants will gain new knowledge and share innovations in a dynamic atmosphere brimming with creativity and collaborative spirit. This year's event will emphasize action-based research and community-academic partnerships, as well as foster dialogue around some of the most complex issues facing Southeastern Michigan today.

May 9, 2019

Gem Theatre, 333 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226

The symposium will feature keynote addresses from U-M President Mark Schlissel, Wendy Jackson of the Kresge Foundation, and other dynamic leaders; lightning talks highlighting U-M's innovative and collaborative work in Detroit; inspiring community spotlights; and interactive Detroit engagement exhibits.

Breakout sessions will enable deep dives and dialogue on issues important to Detroit: 

Re-envisioning Justice
This panel will explore how, through collaborative and grassroots efforts, U-M researchers and community partners are attempting to alter the landscape of the carceral system in Detroit.

Future of Mobility in Detroit
Prosperity and development depend critically on mobility across the 140 square mile expanse of Detroit, and beyond.  This session will discuss ongoing as well as new and developing ideas for mobility solutions in the greater Detroit area. 

Leaders Engineering Change: Building a Cradle-to-Career Education System in Detroit
This session will explore how the U-M School of Education, Detroit Public Schools Community District, the Kresge Foundation, Starfish Family Services, and Marygrove College are developing a radically different approach to education in northwest Detroit. 

Finding affordable housing is proving increasingly difficult for low-income Detroiters. This session will explore how nonprofit leaders, with support from UM researchers, are working to keep residents in their homes and ensure new neighborhood-based options.

Sustainable Futures
This session will explore how community leaders and U-M researchers are responding to the social and material landscapes of Detroit to envision and design sustainable futures

Community Benefits and Health Equity
This interactive session will examine how community-academic collaborative research partnerships equitably engage in knowledge generation and translation, interventions and policy change strategies to achieve community benefits, environmental justice, and access to health care in the city of Detroit. 

Join us! Register early. Space is limited.

Transportation will be provided from Ann Arbor. Sign up here.

Parking and overnight stay information can be found here.