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Our History at Wayne: LGBTQ Life at Wayne State University Panel Discussion - June 12th

(35943) Clipping from the Gay Liberator, 1970

7:00-8:30 p.m.
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
3rd floor Community Room
 
Since the 1969 Stonewall riots, June has included a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) culture, starting with the first Christopher Street Parade in 1970. Fifty years ago, there was virtually no public support for LGBTQ rights but now marriage equality is the law of the land. Between these two ends of the spectrum lies a rich history of fighting for equality in nearly every area of public life.  read more »

Celebrate Wayne State's 150th Birthday!

Crowded conditions, Mackenzie Hall, Detroit, Michgian

Wayne State University has a big birthday this year – 150 years! Wayne State University has been a critical artery in the heart of Detroit and been vital to the lives of so many in the city and around the world.  read more »

William Bunge, Radical Cartographer and Radical Member of Wayne State Faculty

The Reuther Library is proud to house archival materials detailing the work of William Bunge, former Wayne State Professor and activist, who created the Detroit Geographical Expedition Institute to offer free courses to Detroit residents in cartography, geography, community activism, and urban planning. Over the years, Bunge’s radical stances brought him into conflict with the university administration and the United States Government.  read more »

Exhibit — Bricks, Mortar and More

The Reuther Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit: Bricks, Mortar and More: The Jewish Community and the Growth of Wayne State University. This exhibit honors the long partnership between the metro Detroit Jewish Community and the University as represented by the fifteen buildings on Wayne State's main and medical campuses that are named after the members of Detroit's Jewish Community that provided funds for their construction.  read more »

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