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Social Justice Changemaker Lecture: Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing!


Introducing the new Social Justice Changemaker Lecture series, established by a generous gift from Neil and Annmarie Hawkins. These lectures will bring to U-M prominent social justice experts and advocates from multiple disciplines — including social sciences, science, humanities and the arts — to address global social justice issues.

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Event recording link will expire May 7, 2021.

Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard

Spike Lee is an award-winning writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of Black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as a premier African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the “do it yourself” school of independent film.

Terence Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator. He is a frequent collaborator with Spike Lee. He is nominated for a 2021 Academy Award for the Da 5 Bloods score. Blanchard holds an endowed chair in the Detroit Symphony.

Event Co-sponsors: the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Office of the Provost, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the School of Education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Event Details

  • 4/7/2021 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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