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Martin Luther King Jr./Arc of Justice Workshops
For the past three years, InsideOut poets have created group pieces for the Wayne State University annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Luncheon at Orchestra Hall, opening for such greats as Dr. Benjamin Carson and Kareem Abdul Jabaar. This year, our MLK Workshops are open to all interested youth. The program is offered in conjunction with the Charles Wright Museum of African American History and the Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read program: (http://michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/)..
Students are invited to a series of weekly workshops to create poems around the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary issues of social justice. This year’s Great Michigan Read book is Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, which tells the story of Ossian Sweet and the struggle for civil rights in Detroit. We will be using this book as the core of our curriculum for the MLK Workshops, and participating in the Charles Wright Museum’s public celebration of this book in January. This is one of many performance opportunities that will be open to students who participate in the MLK workshop series. Interested students can learn about how to become involved at informational session Monday, November 7th, 4:30-6:30pm at the InsideOut office. (State Hall, Room #225. 5143 Cass Ave) Call 313-577-4601 for further info.