Save these Dates for Upcoming Events!

Movie Screening and Discussion – ‘White Like Me’

Franke Center for the Arts – 214 E Mansion St, Marshall, MI 49068

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

More Information Coming Soon!

Workshop Series:

Arts and Industrialization – Remembering and Reimagining Marshall and Albion

Friday, August 3, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and

Saturday, August 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Facilitated by Toni Asante Lightfoot, Teaching Artist at Free Write Arts and Literacy and co-founder of Modern Urban Griots
  • Location TBD

Cultivating Oral Histories to Uncover New Meaning in Our Stories

Monday, September 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and

Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Starr Commonwealth Mawby Center

  • Facilitated by Judy Tate, author of Days Of Our Lives and founder of the American Slavery Project
  • Location: Starr Commonwealth


Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. “Uncovering Our Stories”

  • Local actors and actresses will showcase the oral histories of our region in a performance orchestrated by Judy Tate.

2nd Week of October

  • Debut screening of ‘A Common Thread,’ a documentary that humanizes our neighbors at a time of extreme divisiveness. Also, enjoy entertainment from local musicians and storytellers.

Stay Connected!

For more information and the latest updates, please visit,, or connect with Linda, Project Coordinator at or 517-960-2029.

Year Two – A Common Thread that Connects Us All

What is the Common Thread?

Between Albion and Marshall, there is a Common Thread that connects us.

With this Common Thread in hand, the AMRCP will weave together opportunities for the residents of both towns to come to together – to engage, grow, learn, and heal from witnessing each other’s experiences.

Today, tomorrow, and the next, we recognize:

  1. Stones once used to build the walls that divide us can be repurposed to sustain bridges that strengthen our understanding of each other and our communities.
  2. Differences in color and income, hometown and religion, past actions and beliefs do not end conversations, but begin them.
  3. There is a seat at the table for everyone.

There is a Common Thread that connects us all.

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