April 29 is the day of Greek poet Constantine Cavafy's birth (1836) AND death (1933). In celebration of his life and work we hosted an "open mic" event in which faculty, students, artists, and community members are invited to offer readings from testimonies of the poet.
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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research provides leadership and training in data access, curation, digital preservation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. Staff from ICPSR discusses their work in encouraging open access to data and closer links between publications and data, collaborative data curation, and improving data discovery and reuse.
In her book Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, Dr. Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race.
In honor of Black History Month, the U-M Latina/o Studies Program is presenting Marta Moreno-Vega who will speak on Afrolatinidades: the intersection of Black and Latina/o identities, and the experience of Latinas/os of African descent in Latin America and the United States.
The Author's Forum presents Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 and Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism. U-M Professors Nadine Naber and Evelyn Alsultany discuss their recent work and the intersections between their two projects, which explore representations of Arab Americans and the complexities of contemporary Arab American activism, respectively.