January 30, 2015

Program - Ike McKinnon, Deputy Mayor, Detroit, About Detroit

Ike McKinnon, former Detroit Chief of Police, is currently the Deputy Mayor of Detroit, and is on leave from the University of Detroit-Mercy where he is Adjunct Professor of Education. 


He holds a B.A. in history and law enforcement from Mercy College Detroit; an M.A. in criminal justice from the University of Detroit, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Michigan State University.


Mr. McKinnon has authored or co-authored three books and has been interviewed on The Today Show, Oprah and Good Morning America.  He is a national motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies.

Discussion - Alison Miller, Special Olympics Michigan
Why Special Olympics Are So Special

Special Olympics is changing lives and changing people's perceptions about intellectual disabilities.  People around the world with intellectual disabilities are being embraced in society as opposed to being cast aside.  


Special Olympics Michigan serves more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sport training and competition.  Through our Healthy Athletes program, we provide more free health screenings to those with intellectual disabilities than any other service provider in the world.  Our Young Athletes program introduces children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities to the world of sport; engaging them in activities designed to foster physical, cognitive and social development while welcoming their families into the Special Olympics world.  


Project Unify uses sport and education to activate young people across the US to help promote school communities where young people are agents of change.

February 6, 2015


Margo Strebig, Detroit Chamber Wings and Strings - Why I Love Music


Dave Dinger, SMC Member - Field Artillery in the Civil War