This documentary focuses on a highly-lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida — the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
Harriet Teller, who recently traveled to Immokalee as part of a delegation to meet with the tomato workers, will introduce the film. Related materials from U-M Library collections will be on display. Light refreshments.
In this participatory powerpoint presentation, Dr. Els Nieuwenhuijsen covers three key topics related to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), which is the World Health Organization (WHO) framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels.
Karen Marrero, Wayne State University Assistant Professor of Colonial North American History, considers two works of art created in the 19th century to depict two moments viewed as pivotal in Detroit’s history. How can we turn these images inside-out and use them to guide us to fresh insights that reflect Detroit’s early status as a central political, economic, and cultural meeting ground for European and indigenous communities?
Join us for a reception to celebrate the Future Cycles on display. They're hybrid vehicles that combine the weather protection, carrying capacity and visibility of a car with the low energy usage of a bicycle to create a vehicle that is half car, half bicycle.
Built by Cameron Van Dyke, a graduate student at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design, Future Cycles were created as part of his master's thesis. They recently appeared at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Local authors Jeff Kass and Scott Beal read from and talk about their recently-published books—Kass's "My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen Strut Wave" and Beal's "Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems."
Book sales provided by Bookbound.
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Library, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.
James E. Davis, Professor Emeritus of History & Geography at Illinois College, discusses a theoretical approach to the geography of 19th-century farmsteads and provides a working knowledge of the Wind Rose and the ability to apply it everywhere on earth.
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library Instruction Space (2nd floor Hatcher)
Journaling above Plaza de Armas; Peru, Summer 2013; photo by Sachi Gianchandani
Three U-M scholars share their research and answer questions about engaged scholarship and how this work brings together academy and community.
Barbara Israel conducts community-based participatory research in collaboration with partners in diverse ethnic communities. She is Principal Investigator of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, which involves multiple funded research and intervention projects aimed at increasing knowledge and addressing factors associated with health disparities and quality of life in Detroit, Michigan.
Painting: Magdalena Ventura with Her Husband and Son by Jusepe de Ribera
This conference brings together seven exciting and cutting-edge scholars working in the domains of literature, aesthetics, performance, and cultural history. The goal is to shed new light on a neglected side of an epoch in which failure mattered greatly.
Love Songs Playaround Shakespeare combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a contemporary piece, LOVE SONGS-A Musical, (Book, Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan), with some of Shakespeare’s most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance.
Join us for this teach-in that focuses on one of the most pressing issues of our time: the escalating war against the planet represented by climate change and the threat it poses to the web of life on earth. Each speaker will give a short presentation, followed by a panel discussion.
Boston College Professor of Sociology, former U-M faculty member, and convener at the 1965 teach-in
University of Chicago Professor Emeritus, member and convener at the 1965 teach-in