Schedule of Activities



Sunday, August 18

3–6 p.m. Check into Lawrence Tech housing or local hotel
6–8 p.m. Dinner with LTU President Virinder Moudgil

 

 

Monday, August 19

A Nation of Strangers: The Economics of Immigration and Innovation

9–10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Enrichment: In this interactive discussion, you’ll learn about US immigration patterns, focusing on the Detroit metropolitan area, the development of industry, and the rise of the labor movement.
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–2 p.m. Reflection
2–5 p.m. Field Trip: The Henry Ford Museum
You’ll take a guided tour of the exhibits highlighting the history of American immigration and the labor movement.
5–6 p.m. Middle Eastern Dinner
6 p.m. Solidarity Forever: Stories and Songs from the American Labor Movement LTU faculty members Corinne Stavish, a professional storyteller, and Jason Barrett, an historian and musician, will perform stories and songs from the early days of the labor movement.

 

 

Tuesday, August 20

Religions: Why Are We Different, But Still Very Much the Same?

9–10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Enrichment: A panel of clergy from different religious backgrounds will discuss the core values of their faiths, what unites us globally, and the myths and misinformation that sometimes divide us.
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–2 p.m. Reflection
2–5 p.m. Field Trip: Detroit Institute of Arts
A museum curator will guide you on a survey of religious paintings from various periods and discuss their relevance in modern times.
5–6 p.m. Chinese Dinner
6 p.m. Traditions: A panel discussion on how our traditions are framed and celebrated.

 

 

Wednesday, August 21

The Melting Pot Boils Over: Race Relations in Detroit and the Trials of Dr. Ossian Sweet

9–10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Enrichment: You’ll explore race relations through the lens of the trials of Dr. Ossian Sweet, an African American man who was arrested for shooting a member of the mob that surrounded his house after he and his family moved into an all-white Detroit neighborhood. You’ll also discuss the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism.
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–2 p.m. Reflection
2–5 p.m. Field Trip: Ossian Sweet House and Detroit Historical Museum
5–6 p.m. Soul Food Dinner
6 p.m. Baseball Game: Experience the “Great American Pastime” as the Detroit Tigers play the Minnesota Twins

 

 

Thursday, August 22

American Life in Poetry and Paintings

9–10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Enrichment: Through accessible writing prompts related to art, food, family, and work, you will exercise your language skills and sharpen your attention to verbal and visual details. You will discuss these themes in the work of US Poet Laureate and Detroit native Philip Levine and other American poets.
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–4 p.m. Field Trip: Detroit Institute of Arts
With a focus on the themes of art, food, family, and work in American and other cultures, you’ll take a guided tour of the museum’s galleries and write poetry inspired by the art.
4-5 p.m. Poetry Workshop: One-on-one with an LTU poet
5–6 p.m. Indian Dinner
6 p.m. Poetry Reading: LTU faculty and participants

 

 

Friday, August 23

Global Understanding and Cultural Awareness

9–10 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Reflection: In this session, you’ll discuss what you learned during the week and how it has changed your view of the world and your place in it.
12–2 p.m. Concluding Ceremony
Enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings. President Moudgil will conclude the week’s activities, present certificates and awards, and take photos with the group.