March 29, 2018

Jazz, Blues and Social Justice



Wayne State University’s School of Social Work is hosting Jazz, Blues and Social Justice, a performance celebration of Wayne State's 150th Sesquicentennial. The event will explore the intersection of jazz, blues and social justice in Detroit and across the U.S. Performances will be featured by Wayne State's Jazztet ensemble, directed by Vincent Chandler, Detroit's own Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis and spoken word performer Nadine Marshall. Classically trained musician and WDET Soul Saturday host, Nick Austin, will serve as emcee.


6 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018
6 p.m. – doors open; 6:20 p.m. – program beings; 9 p.m. – event concludes.


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz Café, 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226


The audience includes community members, Wayne State faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Media planning to attend must check-in at the events registration table located in the front lobby.

About Wayne State University School of Social Work

For over 80 years, the Wayne State University School of Social Work has served as a national leader in social work education and research preparing world-class social work practitioners and advancing social work knowledge, particularly within urban and global contexts. Our commitment to social work education and practice can be seen in our B.S.W. M.S.W., Ph.D. and certificate programs. At three campuses, online, and at hundreds of field education sites across Greater Detroit, more than 1,000 B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. students are learning the ethical, theoretical, and historical foundations of social work, applying evidence-based techniques and interventions for individual, family, group and community practice, honing research methods, and working to influence social welfare policy.


Elizabeth Vanderstelt
Phone: 419-699-5237

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