On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the U-M community is invited to celebrate the Trotter Multicultural Center opening in a new location at 428 S. State Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to learn more about the center will begin at 11 am.
The $10 million center is prominently located near the heart of Central Campus, just a short walk from the Michigan Union. It will serve students of many cultural identities and is planned to be a home dedicated to celebrating and fostering U-M’s diversity in a way that is inclusive and more visible.
“Our students spoke up, and showed up, calling not just for a building, but for a home, the kind where they could connect with the history and energy of students who came before,” said E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life.
The main staircase is accented with 558 photos of current University of Michigan students to represent the diversity of the student body.
Throughout the 20,000-square-foot building, brightly colored, mid-century-modern-style furniture is set off by abstract art and a muraled Desmond Tutu quote that promotes respect.
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