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Sep 11

Marygrove College

 

David M.P. Freund to discuss public policy and racial segregation in Metropolitan Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2011 — Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies invites journalists, community organizations, government, business, academics and others to a lecture, discussion and book-signing by University of Maryland Professor David M.P. Freund, Ph.D., who will present “Marketing the ‘Free Market’: Public Policy and Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Detroit.”

The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Madame Cadillac Building on the Marygrove College campus.* This event is free and open to the public.

Read more: Marygrove College presents new “Defining Detroit” event

19
Sep 11

U.S. State Department, community, to discuss implementation of U.N. Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Dewey, WILPF coordinator

(313) 882-1596, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, U.S. Section to Host a Consultation with the U.S. State Department on the U.S. Implementation of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

DETROIT, Sept. 19, 2011-- On September 24, the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom-Detroit Branch (WILPF), in partnership with Marygrove College Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement and Wayne State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, will be joined by a representative of the U.S. State Department and members of the community to discuss the implementation of U.N. Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security at Marygrove College, Alumnae Hall.

Read more: Marygrove chosen to host historic National Action Plan

02
Sep 11

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When the framers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights penned the first draft directly after World War II, the definition of peace took on new meaning. Global peace was defined in the most basic and general of ways—a way that allowed the western world to breathe collective sighs of relief from totalitarian barbarism and expansionism.

It’s safe to say that the authors, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, could not have envisioned how the meaning of peace would evolve—or how oppressive forces would find other, more insidious ways to seep into our world in the form of civil rights abuses, the privatization of war, or Internet security breaches. Sixty-three years later, there is a new peace declaration germinating at the United Nations (UN)—and Marygrove is taking an active part in its birth.

Read more: Making History. Marygrove answers the global call for peace.

24
Jun 11

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MONROE, Mich. – You enter the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse – a convent, retirement home, administrative headquarters, health care center, and national model of sustainable renovation.

How do all those pieces fit together? How did the IHM Sisters’ 166-year story unfold? Take a step around the corner of the lobby and you’ll find out. A tour through the new, state-of-the-art exhibit in the sisters’ Green Room explains it all concisely, creatively, and with electronic pizzazz.

Read more: Exhibit Showcases IHMs' History

06
Jun 11
Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night

Two years ago, the thick border of trees surrounding Marygrove College was thinned out. By virtue of disease or age, many trees came down, revealing the stately campus for all to see, for the first time in years. The metaphor for change and revelation is undeniable for Kalimah Johnson, LMSW, ACSW, who grew up in Detroit but had never seen beyond the trees: “I remember driving by and thinking, oh, what a gorgeous campus! I’d like to learn more about Marygrove.” Soon after, Johnson was recruited as Assistant Professor of Social Work, and began to break down some barriers of her own. 

A former community organizer, Johnson brings with her a host of contacts who love to help people, especially women. In the spirit of our founder and sponsor, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary—she is a fierce advocate, shedding light on important women’s issues, like sexual assault and abuse. Johnson joined forces with another Marygrove champion of women’s rights, Darcy L. Brandel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, to co-sponsor the third and most successful Take Back the Night–Detroit (TBTN-D) event, an evening dedicated to sexual assault awareness.

Read more: Take Back the Night Sheds Light on a Painful Reality for Women and Children.

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