The Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission and Friends of the Rosenwald Building (Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments) invite you to join them for a provocative discussion exploring the complex history of Jewish philanthropy and African American culture . . . Meet the panelists at a reception immediately following.We've written about the Rosenwald Apartments (pictured above, as they could be again) before, and of the city's dropping the ball, especially in light of the need for athlete housing for the 2016 Olympics, by not doing anything to restore or even acquire this historic property, which has recently gone back on the market at what looks to be a bargain basement price.
James Grossman will moderate tonight's panel, which will include Cheryl Greenberg, Adam Green, Paul Mendes-Flohr, and Arthur M. Sussman. Tickets are $12.00, $8.00 for Spertus members and $5.00 for students. Call 312/322.1773. More information on-line. If you get there early you can also catch the exhibition, and, as this is a Thursday afternoon, museum admission is free.