RACE 2012: An Understanding Race Event

This Friday, May 10th the University of Michigan Detroit Center (directions)will be screening RACE 2012 at 9 AM and again at 6 PM as part of the programming of the University-wide theme semester, Understanding Race.


This documentary uses last year’s presidential election as a lens for people to view the nation’s racial landscape. The program also highlights how immigrants have reshaped the American electoral process, white voters’ reaction to their declining numbers and diminished influence, and the economic imbalance between races that may affect America’s political future.

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion of the topics evoked by the documentary.Prof. Dale Thomson, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Associate Professor of Political Science, will moderate the evening program. Panelists include:

  • Conrad Mallett, Chief Administrative Officer, Detroit Medical Center
  • Sheila Cockrel, Former Detroit City Council Member
  • Marshalle Montgomery, Senior Program Associate, Constituency Development, New Detroit, Inc.
  • Ray Lozano, Director, Racial Justice & Cultural Collaboration, New Detroit, Inc.

The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments for all attendees. To learn more, visit here.

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