10th Annual Milton Friedman Legacy Day Celebration to Be Held in Midland

Mackinac Center to co-host event with Northwood University Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise

Monday, July 18, 2016

John Mozena

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

MIDLAND — Weeks after the Michigan Legislature voted to preserve much-needed school choice in Detroit by rejecting a bill that would have created an appointed body with the power to severely restrict charter schools, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise will hold an event celebrating the life of the father of the educational choice movement.

The Center and Forum will hold the 10th Annual Milton Friedman Legacy Day on Friday, July 29 in Midland. The event will celebrate the life of the late Dr. Friedman on the anniversary of his birth. Dr. Christopher Douglas, an associate professor in the department of economics at the University of Michigan-Flint and member of the Mackinac Center’s Board of Scholars, will speak about the lasting contributions of Friedman.

Friedman is widely regarded as one of the most influential economists of the last century and the intellectual father of the modern school choice movement. Each year, the Mackinac Center holds an event to celebrate the contributions he made to economic theory and public policy.

Thanks to a generous grant by the Friedman Foundation, the event — which includes lunch — is being offered at no charge. Members of the public and media are invited to attend, but reservations are required. Register here.

RSVP deadline: Wednesday, July 20th at 5 p.m.

Register for the event here.

Friedman Legacy Day
When: Friday, July 29, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Check-in, food and refreshments available
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Program with Q&A
Where: Whiting Forest
2303 Eastman Ave.
Midland, MI 48640

About the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan residents by promoting sound solutions to state and local economic policy questions. As a free-market think tank, the Mackinac Center is guided by its belief in free markets, individual liberty, limited government and the rule of law. Founded in 1988, it is headquartered in Midland, Michigan For more information, visit

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