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3 great community events in Detroit this week

3 great community events in Detroit this week
The International Memorial to the Underground Railroad on the Detroit RiverWalk. | Photo: Al R/Flickr
By Hoodline - Published on June 11, 2018.

Looking to get out into the community this week?

From a media makers' conference to an Underground Railroad tour, there's plenty of community and cultural events coming up in Detroit this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Allied Media Conference 2018

Join change-makers in the local media industry for four days of idea sharing.

Gathering all types of communicators — including filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists — the conference has organized more than 300 diverse session. Attendees can enjoy everything from a knitting and crochet circle to a primer on community-based science to a screening of new documentary on the lower Cass Corridor in Detroit.

When: Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m.- Sunday, June 17, 4 p.m.
Where: Wayne State University, 42 W. Warren Ave.
Admission: $75 low-income reduced rate; $150 general admission

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Underground Railroad tour

Thanks to its location just across the river from Canada, Detroit played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad. Follow The Black Scroll Network on a tour, stopping at five different sites, to learn about key stations along the route to freedom.

When: Friday, June 15, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Campus Martius Park at Woodward Avenue
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the tour

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RiverWalk history and development tour

Join the Detroit Experience Factory on a tour examining the history and future of the Detroit RiverWalk — which will span 5.5 miles from the Ambassador Bridge to MacArthur Bridge once development is complete.

Highlights along this tour will include Rivard Plaza, Milliken State Park and the Orleans Landing mixed-use residential development among other stops. 

When: Sunday, June 17, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Rivard Plaza, 1340 Atwater St.
Admission: Free

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