Fri, Aug 26 | The SkyBreak Tour
Sat, Aug 27 | Meet the Scientist Saturday with David Head & Dr. Terr..
Sat, Aug 27 | Liberation Film Series 185th Anniversary of Nat Turner..
Sat, Aug 27 | 5th Annual Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Summit
Sun, Aug 28 | Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons
Tue, Aug 30 | Brown Bag Weekly Film Series presents Youssou N’Dour..
Wed, Aug 31 | Coming Out My Box: A One Woman Performance
Sat, Sep 03 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sun, Sep 04 | Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons
Sun, Sep 04 | "Dark Side" Film Premiere
Sat, Sep 10 | Links to Science presented by the Renaissance (MI) Cha..
Sat, Sep 10 | High Five For Sickle Cell Annual Awareness Walk

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The third annual Wright Gala, having taken its theme from the Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil exhibition, transported attendees to the Amazon rainforest and Rio carnival Saturday, September 28 at MGM Grand Detroit. Because of you, close to $575,000 was raised for The Wright Museum. For young and old, black and white, city and suburbanite, your support helped make this journey possible.

What journey will we take next year? We hope you'll join us to find out!


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