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March 27, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Law School Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Join the Wayne State University community for the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series featuring veteran journalist Chastity Pratt Dawsey on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Pratt Dawsey will discuss public education in Detroit, the role the media plays in shaping public opinion, and the importance of a free and objective press during this time in the nation’s history.

The event will conclude with an informal networking reception.

About the speaker:

Chastity Pratt Dawsey covers Michigan’s cities and urban affairs for Bridge Magazine. She joined the Bridge team from the The Detroit Free Press after more than a decade of providing authoritative coverage of Detroit Public Schools. She has broken many of the biggest stories regarding education in the state’s largest city over the past decade. Pratt Dawsey’s work also has appeared in USA Today, Essence and the Investigative Reporters and Editors journal. Pratt Dawsey received the Working in the Spirit of Diversity award from Wayne State in 2017 in recognition of her success in diversifying news coverage in Michigan.

About the series:

The Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series began in 1992 and was named in honor of the civil rights leader and former WSU administrator upon his retirement. The series features distinguished corporate and civic leaders who speak on a wide range of important issues, from politics and business to law and the arts. 

Until his death in 2011, Dr. Johnson dedicated his life to uplifting his fellow man and the greater community. He was widely respected both locally and nationally for his work as an educator and civil rights leader. His decades of work and countless contributions to society have left a lasting legacy, celebrated by this impactful lecture series.  

For more information about this event, please contact WSU Alumni Association at 3135772300 or