What's Going On?

The Michigan Roundtable has launched a series of radical conversations hosted by Yusef Shakur with guest speakers from across the country.


Yusef Bunchy Shakur is hosting a raw and intimate bi-weekly dialogue series with organizers, leaders, and thinkers from across the country centered on current events and issues. We will be covering a range of topics that intersect race, gender, and class from socio-economic, political, and social justice lenses. In each segment, we will also delve into our guest’s individual transformation and how they are answering the call for social justice. We will have opportunities throughout each segment for Q&A and audience engagement.


Check out our upcoming dates and guests below!


Upcoming Guests


We are taking a short break and will relaunch in fall.  Stay tuned!


Previous Guests:

  • Khalid Alexander, professor and founder of Pillars of the Community, Southeast San Diego

  • Victoria Burton-Harris, Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor

  • Dr. Reuben Miller, professor and author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration 

  • Nakia Wallace, co-founder of Detroit Will Breathe

  • Malik Yakini, co-founder and CEO of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

  • Lauren Hood, AfroUrbanist

  • Dr. Carl S. Taylor, professor and researcher in Department of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Gangster Manqué: The Saga of Mayhem Jefferson

  • Kamau Franklin, founder of Community Movement Builders, Inc. and featured writer in A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X edited by Jared Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs (2015).

Previous episodes have been recorded and are available on our Facebook page!