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Friday – August 17, 2012

NET airport shuttles at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. Reserve by August 12: see Logistics page.

5:00 pm NET Bus departs WSU Ghafari Hall for dinner on your own at Eastern Market and evening programming (Bus loads at 4:45pm)
6:30 pm * Opening at Art Effect Gallery
1420 E. Fisher Fwy, Detroit 48207 – (next to Gratiot Central Market).
Featuring: jessica Care moore
7:00 * Rogue HAA Panel: Art, the Avant Garde, and the Realities of Resurrecting an American City
Featuring: Philip Lauri, Detroit Lives!; Jela Ellefson, Eastern Market; Mike Han, Street Culture Mash; Oya Amakisi, Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival/US Social Forum
9:00 * Detroit Performances including: Detroit Dance Collective, Monica Blaire, Hardcore Detroit, Ryan Meyers Johnson, Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty, Will See, Invincible, DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
11:00 NET Bus departs Art Effect for dorms

Saturday – August 18, 2012

Breakfast on your own.

8:45 am NET Buses arrive @ WSU Ghafari Hall
9:00 am NET Buses depart WSU Ghafari Hall
LOCAL DETROITERS: you are welcome to join us on the bus. It will not return to WSU until 10pm.
9:30 -12:30 Community Tour Tracks (choose one)

Track A - Art Impact on a Neighboorhood: Southwest Detroit
The Alley Project @ 9233 Avis, Detroit, MI 48209
Matrix, The Alley Project
Two leading organizations share their different approaches to arts-based youth/neighborhood development and the impact it has on revitalizing Southwest Detroit. Matrix will perform their latest piece Detroit Dreamingabout the future of Detroit. The Alley Project will lead "Can Wall," a hands-on sculpture project that utilizes recycled materials and celebrates the collaboration of artists, neighbors, and youth in the development of people and place.Local Tour Guide: Lisa Luevanos
Facilitator: Michael Rohd

* Track B – Art Impact on an Issue: The Justice System
The Urban Network @ 5740 Grand River Detroit, MI 48208
Yusef Shakur, Prison Creative Arts, 4TheatrSake, Hasan Davis
Performance and panel discussion about artists working in the prisons, with returning citizens, families of the incarcerated, and lawyers/judges. 4TheatrSake presents Cell/Ships, a dance/theatre piece based on interviews with people who have been incarcerated.

Panel: Yusef Shakur, Buzz Alexander, Hasan Davis, and a guest from Prison Creative Arts Project.
Facilitators: Sari Adelson, dream hampton

Track C - Art Impact via Organization: College for Creative Studies (CCS)
Location: Northend Bus Tour
College for Create Studies: Mikel Bresee, Vince Carducci
Tour community+public arts: DETROIT artworks in Detroit’s North End and experience first-hand public art projects that have supported economic development, community-building, and health and well-being in this challenged--but resilient--community.

Local Tour Guide: Mikel Bresee
Facilitator: Alison de la Cruz


12:30 pm Lunch
NOTE: Bring Cash ($10-15)

Track A: In Mexican Town (no host, bring cash)
3400 Bagley Street Lunch is on your own and there are three Mexican restaurants at one intersection. 

Track B: The Urban Network (no host, bring cash)
5740 Grand River Detroit, MI 48208 You will be given an abbreviated menu to choose from including burgers, fish, veggie burgers.

Track C: reVITALunch: Performance/dialogue by Pegi Marshall-Amundsen and Ryan Anderson ($10 cash, includes lunch)
Lincoln Street & Marquette Avenue, Detroit 48208
reVITALunch is a food performance to revitalize your appetite for creating healthy vibrant communities.

2:00 Buses arrive at Mosaic Rehearsal Space

* Workshops (choose one)
@ Mosaic Rehearsal Space 7441 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Detroit Summer Workshop, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Detroit Summer: Come with a Question, Leave with a Mural

Youth-led workshop will provide tools/techniques for identifying a community issue, generating an issue-specific graphic, and screen-printing the graphic.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit: In Action
Workshop will provide tools for creating original performance. Insights into evaluation processes used in youth development will be shared.

3:45-4:45 * Reflection
Daniel Banks facilitates a session to share responses and reflections from the morning tracks and afternoon workshops.
5:30 Buses pick up at Mosaic; drop of at Detroit SOUP.

Detroit SOUP
2051 Rosa Parks, Detroit, 28416
Soup dinner and case study of Detroit SOUP’s micro-granting program. Three micro-grants will be distributed.
Out-of-towners: Dinner/donation is included in registration fee.
Locals: Dinner/donation will be $10-25 (sliding scale), payable in cash at the door.

7:30 Buses pick up at Detroit SOUP; drop off at Power House Productions

Performance: Boom Town, Bust Town, Bangtown!
The Hinterlands Ensemble and Power House Productions
Power House Productions - 13100 Klinger St, Detroit, MI 48212
Site-specific, vaudeville-inspired performance touring through Detroit's Banglatown neighborhood and featuring the work of Power House Productions, The Hinterlands, Haleem Rasul of Hardcore Detroit, Tzarinas of the Plane, Jon Brumit, and the Bangla School of Music.

9:30 Buses pick up at Power House Productions; drop off at African World Festival and WSU dorms.

African World Festival
The Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit 48201
30th anniversary of one of the largest free community festivals in Detroit. Music, food, and vendors. NET Buses will drop off at the African World Festival and then WSU Ghafari Hall. If you go to the festival you are on your own to get back to the dorm. It is about a 15-minute walk from Museum to dorm; we encourage the buddy system for this.

Sunday August 19, 2012

Wayne State University – Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Ave, Detroit, 48201
Activities co-sponsored by the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance

8:30 am Work-in-Process Performance: Complex Movements
Invincible, Wesley Taylor, and Waajeed
An interactive hip-hop performance about the relationship between complex science and social movements, featuring music from Invincible, production by Waajeed, and sculptural installations by Wesley Taylor.  Supported by MAP Fund and ArtServe Michigan.
9:30 Breakfast by El Guapo Grill
Breakfast is included in your festival pass.
11:00 * Town Hall: "How do you know the work is having an impact?"
Participatory discussion focused on reflections of impact and articulating the various elements of community cultural development.
12:00-12:30 * Closing
Closing thoughts from the weekend and preview of the next MicroFest in Knoxville, TN/Harlan, KY.
1:00 NET Bus to airport meets at dorm
TBA Additional NET airport shuttle will make one additional afternoon run.

Organizational Supporters

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, Emergence Media, Allied Media Project, Animating Democracy, Hamilton Anderson Architecture, Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit, Art Effect Gallery, The Hinterlands, Power House Productions

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