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CEW Visiting Social Activist Mistinguette Smith interviewed African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and African immigrants across the U.S. to create the documentary short "Black/Land: Women's Voices."  We invite you to join us for a screening of the video and a lively discussion of the issues it raises.


"Black/Land: Women's Voices" amplifies the current critical dialogues surrounding the relationship between black people and land. That relationship to land may be a neighborhood in Detroit or a fifth generation family farm in the Alabama Black Belt.  A public park, a church filled with local history, or an immigrant community's journey from one place to another are all stories about black relationship to land and place.  The stories of black women, particularly in Detroit, highlight key environmental, cultural, economic and social justice issues facing black America.


Participants of all races and genders are encouraged to attend this event, which will include a workshop in which individuals investigate their connections to America's history in the context of black people' relationship to land and place. Using race and gender as lenses for understanding new connections between people, land, policy and place, participants will explore the critical conversations this new perspective demands of us in our work and in our own communities.


This event is FREE and open to the public, but participants are STRONGLY encouraged to register. For more information on the event and to register, please visit:


Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the Black/Land project, please visit


Presented in partnership with the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan, and the following organizations:

• Visiting Social Activist Program at the Center for the Education of Women
• Detroit Public Library
• Semester in Detroit Program, University of Michigan

• University of Michigan Detroit Center


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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