All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Jan 23

Value the Voice: Nobody Told Me Presented by the U-M Comprehensive Studies Program​ and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of educational entertainment known to mankind. From the West African tradition of the Griot to modern day Moth events, storytelling environments have served as a means to pass along history, shape culture, share helpful lessons, and establish a sense of belonging and community.

The U-M Comprehensive Studies Program and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies invite you to explore themes related to campus life, coming of age, and learning and growing, at this series of Moth Style Storyteller Lounge events.  The theme for January's event will be Nobody Told Me, stories of things people wish they would have known before the started a new semester. Storytellers include students, faculty and staff, and Voices of Wisdom (alums or community members).​

Future Value the Voice programs:
Tuesday, March 27 - Triumph, stories of overcoming challenges in the college environment.

Light food and refreshments will follow in the UMMA Commons. 

For more information, please contact Keith Jason at or 734-764-9128