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2019 Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference

Fri., March 22, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat., March 23, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Registration required

Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)

Music Production 101

Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. Continues through May 18
phone 313-481-1871

Learn the “How to’s” of the Music Business! This 10 week course will teach you the fundamentals of the music industry from writing your lyrics, copyright, publishing, branding and production, to distribution of the final product. Free

Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

Tue., March 26, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725

“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a powerful personal story of grief, loss and recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free
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Forex and Crypto Tour with the Money Team

Wed., March 27, 6:30 p.m.

A wealth management company known as TradeHouse Investment Group will be presenting an opportunity to the many students, staff, and others at Oakland University who are interested in making a change in their finances. This investment group will be introducing those in attendance to more than one way of generating income for the rest of their lives. Free
Oakland University (map)
Oakland Center
Greater Rochester Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Forex and Crypto Tour with the Money Team

Sojourner Foundation presents Conversations With ... Women Whose Legacies Live On

Wed., March 27, 7 p.m.

Sojourner Foundation will host Their Annual Women's History Month Event March 27, 2019 at the Silver Garden Events Center, Southfield Road, Southfield, MI. The evening features portrays of four historical women who impacted society in many ways: education, space, medical research, human rights and many others ways, leaving "Legacies that live on" today. The event is sponsored in part by Intra Corporation, will be hosted by Ruby Washington of Detroit. She retired after 37 years as School Social Work Supervisor, Detroit Public Schools. MS Washington is active in her community, church, sorority, the Metropolitan Detroit Club Of NANBPWC,Inc, and others. The evening includes Sojourner Foundation grant awards to non-profits in Metro Detroit that help women and girls to have better lives. Kate Davis, Executive Director, and one of the Founders (1985), reflects on the dedication of the Board members and volunteers who work tiredlessly to make "Conversations With... " successful each year. Many, (women, men and children) attend the event year after year. After a full buffet dinner and grant awards, guests enjoy the portrayals by volunteer and professional actresses of the historical women: Christa McAuliffe (1948) A teacher, the first American civilian selected to go into space, spurring children's interest in science and technology. Portrayal by: Diane Cancro of Berkley, a realtor for 19 years. She was in the first Peace Corp volunteer Group in Ukraine. She has a 16 year daughter. Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973) Suffragist leader, first woman in congress; life-long pacifist and women's rights advocate. Money from her estate funds scholarships for low income women. Portrayal by: Collette Cullen of Dearborn. She is a retired educator of thirty years and author. Henrietta Lacks (1920 - 1951) Cancer cell removed from her body by her doctor, without her knowledge, led to the immortal "HeLa" cell line, a revolution of medical breakthroughs. Carol Fleming, Detroit, is an educator Acadamey Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883) Abolitionist and feminist will be portrayed by Madelyn Porter, actress, instructor and performer, of Detroit. $75

8th Annual EcoJustice and Activism Conference

Thu., March 28, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., March 29, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sat., March 30, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
phone 734-487-2755
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Members of the public are invited to join activists, students, and scholars for a series of presentations and panels addressing current social and environmental injustices. “Disrupting Empire: Education and Activism for a Decolonized World” explores the historically colonizing forces of global economic and cultural empires. This will include discussions related to the historical processes of displacement and dispossession of communities and land, as well as the ways education and activism can disrupt these forces. Events begin Thursday evening, with additional featured events on Friday and Saturday. For free registration, visit the conference website at Free
Eastern Michigan University (map)
203 Porter Building
Greater Ypsilanti Area
phone () -; () (FAX)

Podcasting 101

Fri., March 29, 6-9 p.m. and Sat., March 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
phone 757-822-9463

@ Think Detroit Co., 2470 Collingwood Street, Detroit, MI 48206
Want to start your own podcast, but not sure where to start? This 3-hour course will take you through the podcasting process from start to finish! With course instructor Jaime Black, creator of Dynasty Podcasts, you'll learn how to choose the topic of your podcast, recording and editing techniques, publishing your podcast to platforms like iTunes, and more. This workshop will also cover hardware, software, apps and more for recording, editing and publishing your podcast. Each attendee will leave with the knowledge necessary to launch their own podcast. No prior podcasting experience is necessary to sign up. Beginners welcome! 30
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Meet The Scientist Saturday

Last Saturday of every month, 2 p.m.


16th Annual Images & Perceptions Diversity Conference

Wed., April 10, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 313-910-1955

The Day of Diversity will engage the Arab, Latino, Asian, African, Jewish, Disabilities and LGBTQ communities in a pertinent discussion focused on the current environment addressing racism, stereotypes, media, and the do’s and don’ts of cultural etiquette. Justice and Civil Liberties, the future of healthcare, educational institutions, legalization of Marijuana, diversity in media, human trafficking, suicide prevention, and the opioid epidemic are among the most provocative topics to be explored by the most elite leadership in metro-Detroit. 130.00
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Florine Stetheimer: The Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart

Thu., April 11, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313.831.1250

Florine Stettheimer socialized within the same milieu as her contemporary, fellow artist and museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, becoming a fixture among the New York avant-garde. She studied in New York and Paris and her lesser known early work recalls the realist traditions of the Ashcan School. Yet, she is best known for the vibrant and exuberant palette of the fantasies that she begins to lay down on canvas after 1916. Behind the Pink Cellophane Curtain: The Fantasy World of Florine Stettheimer will explore not only the imagined often autobiographical worlds found in her canvases, but also the studio she Dinner and Lecture - Non-Member: $65.00, Lecture Only - Non-Member: $20.00
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth St.
phone 313-831-1250
Florine Stetheimer: The Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart

Tenebrous Tea

Sat., April 13, 2-4:30 p.m.
phone 313-757-1283
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Victorian-style tea and historical look at “all things death” including the evolution of mourning and burial customs, early 20th century fascination with spiritualism and the occult, local attempts to connect with the dead, ominous legends, lore and more. Christopher Bogucki, paranormal illusionist and man of the unusual, adds a touch of Black Magic with his Victorian parlor tricks and peculiar collection of curiosities and oddities. Special appearance by Nina Innsted, host of "Already Gone" true crime podcast. $37
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King David Grand Lodge (map)
114 Erskine St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)

Verbal Self-Defense: Learn to Speak Up for Yourself

Sat., April 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
phone 313-314-3922

Have you been mansplained, talked over, interrupted, and had credit taken for something you just said by a man in the boardroom? Typically when we are in these situations we freeze, and only think minutes or hours later of how we should have responded! In this workshop you'll learn how to break the freeze response and handle these challenging situations with grace. Using techniques from martial arts and hostage negotiation, you'll learn to respond, in the moment, de-escalate the situation and regain your power when you feel powerless. $65 - 75
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Andiamo Detroit Riverfront (map)
400 Renaissance Center
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 567-6700
Dual Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt 4-Days Classroom in Detroit

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

Tue., April 16, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725

“Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family” will be presented by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay; best-selling authors, speakers, clinicians and educators. This presentation will describe how to do an intervention and how to build a recovery team that unites the person with addiction and his/her family in working towards the common goal of sustained recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Book sale/signing following the presentation. free
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