DET

Detroit, MI
Apr 24

COBO Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI

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Schedule

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April 24

10:00 am–8:00 pm

Doors Open. All Are Welcome.

Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

10:00 am–2:00 pm

Voter Engagement

Featuring The League of Women Voters

12:00 pm–12:15 pm

Welcome to ACLU100

Welcome, acknowledgments, & opening comments

12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Talks by ACLU experts

ACLU and Issue Experts deliver TED-style talks on Voting Rights, Immigrants’ Rights, Criminal Justice reform, then take questions from the audience

1:00 pm–1:30 pm

A Discussion on Immigration: The American Dream

Attorney and storyteller Shahad Atiya talks about being female, Arab and Muslim, and active in immigration and criminal justice reform in SE Michigan. Arranged with the Arab American National Museum

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Spoken Word by Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty

Tawana Petty inspires the audience on Voting Rights, Immigrants’ Rights, Criminal Justice

4:00 pm–8:00 pm

Voter Engagement

Featuring Emgage Michigan

4:45 pm–5:00 pm

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson will talk about the importance of voting rights advocacy and civic engagement

5:10 pm–5:40 pm

Vocal Performance by Mosaic Youth Theatre

Mosaic Youth Theatre to perform a collection of social justice-themed songs

5:45 pm–6:15 pm

Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel

Established in 2005, BFMI is a free dance program in southwest Detroit. They teach the history and culture of Mexican folklore with over thirty years of experience and an unending desire to learn more

6:20 pm–6:50 pm

Performance Art by Prison Creative Arts

Prison Creative Arts Program conducts performance workshop

6:55 pm–7:25 pm

Justice is a Superpower: Comics and Social Change

Award-winning novelist and Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed talks about art intersecting with social justice

Highlights

Vocal Performance by Mosaic Youth Theatre
April 24, 5:10pm

Mosaic Youth Theatre is a critically-acclaimed performance studio driven by local students. Their goal is to spotlight talented young artists and create a new and diverse audience for the performing arts.

Spoken Word by Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty
April 24, 1:30pm

Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, visionary organizing and data justice work.

Justice is a Superpower: Comics and Social Change
April 24, 6:55pm

Award-winning novelist and Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed talks about art intersecting with social justice. Ahmed is an Eisner-Award winning American comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi author, and known for such works as Black Bolt, Exiles, and Amazing Spider-Man.

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Detroit, MI
 |  Apr 24

COBO Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI