DEARBORN, Michigan – University of Michigan Dearborn is inviting the community to campus for events covering trending topics and appealing to a variety of audiences throughout March and early April.
- Perspectives on Women’s Health Speaker Series welcomes a pioneer in the women’s health movement Judy Norsigian, co-author “Our Bodies, Ourselves” on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in Room 1030 of the CASL Building. The Perspectives on Women’s Health Speaker Series has been developed as part of an innovative collaboration focused on women’s health between the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. Norsigian speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women’s health concerns, including abortion and contraception, sexually transmitted infections, genetics and reproductive technologies, tobacco and women, women and health care reform, and midwifery advocacy.
- Danielle McGuire speaks on her book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power on March 23, 12-1:15 p.m. in Room 1030 of the CASL Building. Danielle McGuire is an assistant professor in the history at Wayne State University. McGuire is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and has appeared on National Public Radio, BookTV (CSPAN) and dozens of local radio stations throughout the United States and Canada. Her essays have appeared on the Huffington Post, TheGrio.com and TheRoot.com. For more information about the book vist www.atthedarkendofthestreet.com.
- Issues in Diversity and Social Change Lecture Series – “Michigan and the Road to a Jobs Economy: Which Way Forward?” on Friday, March 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Quad E, Fairlane Center North. The business roundtable, a collaboration with Bankole Thompson, senior editor for the Michigan Chronicle features Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, Robert D. Fowler, president and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, George W. Jackson Jr., president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Cynthia J. Pasky, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions, and Dana A. Thompson, clinical assistant professor of law. For more information and to register visit www.umd.umich.edu/diversitylectureseries/.
- The Business of Sustainability Lecture Series – “Keeping Detroit Sustainable” on Tuesday, March 29 from 7:30-10:00 a.m. in Quad E, Fairlane Center North. Participants will explore how environmental sustainability plays a role in the business world discussing how government, non-government, community, industry, and academic leaders are incorporating sustainable practices as they plan and implement the revitalization of the city. The implications of policies, programs, and initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels in the economic vitality of the city and state while being environmental conscious will be addressed by the panelists. A networking breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. prior to the presentation. Payment and registration is required to attend the event. For more information and to register visit www.umd.umich.edu/sustainability_lecture.
- Annual Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Commemoration on Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dining Room D, Fairlane Center South. The featured speaker, Steven K. Baum, Ph.D., will present, “Understanding Why: The Psychology of Genocide.” Baum serves as the editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and book editor for the Journal of Hate Studies. He is also the author of The Psychology of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Antisemitism Explained (University Press of America, 2011). The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, the Armenian Research Center, and the Mardigian Library co-host the event which is co-sponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University and the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by April 7, 2011 to 313-593-5236 or [email protected]