January 15 tickets go on sale for Maya Angelou, who will be giving a talk in Detroit on March 18 at 7:30. She is fantastic. If you decide to go, let me know and perhaps we can buy tickets together.
January 19, U of M is having its annual MLK celebration. It is suppose to be fantastic and it is free. They have MLK centered children's activities all day long from 8:30 to 3:00 (you can drop your child off and food is provided and it is free). Nicholas will be there as will David Giardino. The site to pre-register your child is umich.edu/-tauep/MLKDay.hml.
January 22, local "Lost Boy" from Sudan will be speaking after a showing of the 2004 PBS documentary on the Civil War in Sudan - this is an amazing story and the speaker, Jacob Atem, should be a great speaker.