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School of Social Work

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April 15, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

This event has been postponed and will be held in Fall 2020. Additional details to come.


The Wayne State University School of Social Work invites you to Rage, Love and Revolution: We are the leaders we have been waiting for! An event to commemorate the legacy of social worker and social justice champion, Maryann Mahaffey.

This exclusive event will feature a facilitated conversation with Michelle Alexander, JD and Amanda Alexander, JD, PhD on their personal journeys,  current events and legislation affecting the lives of Detroiters. Michelle Alexander is the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — the bestselling book that helped to transform the national debate on racial and criminal justice in the United States. Amanda Alexander is a racial justice lawyer and the founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center, a non-profit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities. The conversation will be facilitated by Detroit artist and Director of Detroit Future Schools, an Allied Media Project, Nathaniel Mullen.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP's must be completed by no later than Monday, April 13, 2020. A reception will follow the community discussion. 

For more information about this event, please contact Betsy Vanderstelt at 313-577-4464 or