The Political Science Association is bringing to campus a series of speakers aimed at getting students involved with Detroit.

Joining the University campus on February 1 at 6:00pm in CB 1072 is State Representative Harvey Santana (D-Detroit), who will be speaking at an open group discussion on how individuals can become more involved with the Detroit community.

Following will be Susy Avery, the Director of the Michigan’s Women’s Commission on February 9, at 5:00pm in CB 1030.

The series then continues with the President of Michigan Future Inc., Lou Glazer, on February 15 at 5:00pm in CB 1072. Michigan Future Inc.’s mission is “To be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy,” whose work is funded by Michigan foundations.

Concluding PSA’s speaker series is State Representative Shanelle Jackson (D-Detroit) on February 20 at 5:00pm in CB 1072.

All events will be free for UM-D students. According to Jessica Reed, PSA’s co-President, “This is PSA’s first ever speaker series aimed to involve students with the revitalization of Detroit.” Reed continued to say that PSA is hoping to get 50 students per event.

“Democrats, Republicans, they’re all joining in to support Detroit,” Reed said as she concluded that PSA is “Really excited,” about the upcoming events.

For more information, contact Jessica Reed at