Events

01/2017 Events

Sanctuary Teach In: Talking About "Sanctuary" Cities & Campuses

This teach-in will discuss multiple perspectives and strategies regarding the sanctuary movement for undocumented people--students, workers, families, and communities. Representatives from multiple organizations will be speaking on ongoing and diverse work on sanctuary campuses, cities, and places of worship. This event will also be an opportunity to discuss planned initiatives and possible strategies for the immediate future.

Event Information

Date
01/11/2017
Time
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

photo of Colson Whitehead

Photo by Madeline Whitehead

Colson Whitehead reads from his 2016 National Book Award winning novel, The Underground Railroad, set in the period of the university’s founding. The novel links American slavery to the dispossession of Native peoples and illuminates the concerns that Professors Michael Witgen and Tiya Miles will probe in their component of Symposium 1817, The Political Economy of Plunder, which takes place the next day in the Hatcher Library Gallery.

Event Information

Date
01/12/2017
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League, 911 N. University
Series
Symposium 1817: Nation Building in the Old Northwest and the Making of the University of Michigan
Event Type
Reading

The Political Economy of Plunder

“The Political Economy of Plunder," part of Symposium 1817: Nation Building in the Old Northwest and the Making of the University of Michigan, features Michael Witgen and Tiya Miles, who discuss the development of the Michigan territory in the years that U-M initially took shape, 1817-1837. Professor Witgen emphasizes the dispossession of Anishinaabe peoples in a series of treaties that set the stage for U-M’s beginning.

Event Information

Date
01/13/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Symposium 1817: Nation Building in the Old Northwest and the Making of the University of Michigan
Event Type
Symposium

One Drop of Love

Fanshen Cox DiGiovani

This multimedia one-woman show, written and performed by U-M alum Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, explores the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love. The show, produced by Fanshen, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon, incorporates film, photographs, and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the United States and how it affects our most intimate relationships. One Drop of Love takes audiences from the 1700s to the present, to cities all over the U.S. and to West and East Africa, where Fanshen and her father spent time in search of their ‘racial’ roots. The ultimate goal of the show is to encourage everyone to discuss ‘race’ and racism openly and critically. It deals with purposefully raw content.

Event Information

Date
01/16/2017
Time
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League, 911 N. University
Series
U-M Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium
Event Type
Lecture

A Family of Reformers: The Weld-Grimké Collection

photo of the Weld-Grimké family
Please join Curator of Manuscripts Cheney J. Schopieray and University of Michigan School of Information graduate student Tessa Wakefield to discuss the Weld-Grimké manuscript collection and Wakefield's work to make these papers available for research. Angelina Grimké, her sister Sarah Grimké, and Angelina's husband Theodore Dwight Weld were renowned abolitionists who knitted together women's rights issues with anti-slavery advocacy beginning in the 1830s.

Event Information

Date
01/17/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
William L. Clements Library Lecture Series
Event Type
Lecture

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

A panel of U-M faculty members discuss the recent book, Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015), edited by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage.

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Date
01/18/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Exhibit Openings: The Student Experience and Women in War

Join us for the official opening of the exhibits The Student Experience: Flappers, Mappers, and the Fight for Equality on Campus and Women in War: Wartime Posters of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1950s-1970s). In honor of these new exhibits, we'll feature maps of Ann Arbor and the history of the University of Michigan, while the creators of the exhibits will be on hand to answer questions.

Event Information

Date
01/19/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library, 2nd Floor
Location Information
Series
Third Thursday in the Clark Library
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Speaking Their Language: Connecting with Adolescents in Research using Social Media and Text Messaging

Tammy Chang, Assistant Professor in the Department Family Medicine, talks about her team’s journey to tap into adolescents’ everyday lives while minimizing the research burden among their participants. Programs designed to address the high prevalence of risky health behaviors among adolescents often miss the mark. Understanding adolescents’ thoughts and opinions is challenging, yet vital if we hope to create programs and policies that promote their health and wellbeing. 

Event Information

Date
01/23/2017
Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

Author’s Forum presents "The Fortunes"

bookcover of "The Fortunes"
Peter Ho Davies, U-M English professor, reads from his new book, followed by a conversation with Douglas Trevor, U-M English professor, Q & A with the audience, and book signing.

Event Information

Date
01/25/2017
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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Current Library Exhibits