OF MICHIGAN HOUSING RESIDENCE EDUCATION
AUTHOR / ACTIVIST
February 8, 2005
League Hussy Room
and book signing following the program
Considered one of the most audible voices
of the young women's movement, Rebecca Walker was named by
Time magazine as one of the fifty future leaders of America.
Walker's first book, To Be Real: Telling
the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism explores young
women's struggle to reclaim and redefine feminism and has
become a standard text for women's studies courses across
Her new memoir, Black, White & Jewish: Autobiography
of a Shifting Self (Riverhead Books, 2001) is an intimate
portrait of growing up biracial in a racially divided world.
Walker has hosted a television forum on inner
city teen violence, pregnancy and drug abuse, and produced
segments for young adult programming on youth activism among
homeless teens and youth response to nuclear weaponry. She
made her motion picture debut acting in Mike Nichols' film
about American politics a la Clinton, Primary Colors.
Walker is a recipient of Paz Y Justicia award from the Vanguard
Foundation, and the Champion of Choice award from the California
Abortion Rights Action League, among others. She speaks about
Third Wave feminism and multi-racial identity at colleges
and conferences across the United States and Canada.
Check out our
Black History Month Events on our website for the most updated
Upcoming Events for the month of February
Dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17
Location: Room B684 in the School of Social Work, 1080 S. University
Film is a powerful tool to relay the historical, contemporary,
and relevant issues in the Black Community. Join us in viewing
these movies, and share your insightful and provocative observations
and reflections with our group. Each week has a theme and a
lively discussion that follows. Films include "South Central",
"Losing Isaiah", and " House on Fire"
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Time: 1:00 pm.
Location: In Detroit
Join us as we take an excursion to the MAAH in Detroit and
brush up on our rich living history (www.maah-detroit.org).
The guided tour is available with a group of 15 or more students
at $8.00 each. We will be carpooling to Detroit from the School
of Social Work. More information to follow....
Event: Black Family
Time: 7-9 am
Location: Mc Gregor Commons in the School of Social Work, 1080
Got the munchies before your 8:00/9:00 am class? Enjoy a
nutritious continental breakfast and a brief presentation about
the impact of healthy eating on the Black Community.
Event: Black Inspirational
Time: 6-9 PM
Location: Mc Gregor Commons in the School of Social Work, 1080
Activists, visionaries, and literary geniuses of African
decent contribute greatly to our mission as Black social workers.
They inspire us to continue our mission of social justice, and
we would like to share their works with the School of Social
Work, so that others can be renewed by their gifts in a "spoken
word" setting. If you are interested in sharing some works
that inspire you, contact Shiseida Hughes, ABSWS Secretary.
Refreshments will be on sale, and donations are welcome.
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto,
Center for International and Comparative Law will lecture
"Religion and Gender: The Global Crash" February
Law School, Hutchins Hall
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Monday, February 7, 2005
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Celebrate African American Literacy
During Black History Month. The purpose of this event is to
engage the community in listening to and reading literature
written by African American writers as part of a read-in chain
in the United States and the West Indies.
Featured authors are Debby Mitchell, Dr. Heather Neff, and Mr.
James Mack. Also, a middle school student who received national
recognition as an "young author" will read her essay.
In addition, we have community leaders, Mayor Cheryl Farmer,
Attorney Ray Mullins, and YDL Trustee Shirley Bolden who will
be reading excepts of literature by this favorite African American
writer. Youth will participate, also. The program ends with
an "Open Mic" portion for community members/audience
This is a family event...a literacy event. We will have a
display of African American books, books by the authors available
for purchase and (sweet potato pie for dessert).
Contact the Ypsilanti
District Library for more info
in the Name of Love
Monday, February 14, 2005
The Habitat Ultralounge at Webers Inn
3020 Jackson Road,
Enjoy the evening with your sweetheart while
groovin to the sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's with Mechial
White, also known as the Groovematist.
Drink and dinner specials all night, no cover charge.
THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN
Sunday, February 27
Lansing Community College
Women of Color Task Force
23rd Annual Career Conference
March 4, 2005
Inclusion and Opportunity: Recognizing Everyones
The Women of Color Task Force of the University of Michigan
will host its 23rd annual career conference at the Michigan
League on Friday, March 4,
2005 from 7:00 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m, This annual conference, which
is open to the public, will offer 50 professional and personal
development workshops, a networking luncheon and exhibit area
featuring the following vendors:
TIAA-CREF, Borders Express, Del Gallery, Out of Africa Clothing
and Warm Spirit.
Toni Hoover, Vice President and Development Site Head of Pfizer
Global Research and Development - Michigan Laboratories, will
be deliver the keynote speech during the opening session.
New at the 2005 conference
- Free massages from students studying at the Ann Arbor
Institute of Massage Therapy
- Strategic leadership seminar conducted by Associate
Vice President and CHRO Laurita Thomas
- Panel presentation on careers for women in research
- A Workshop by University Health Services on how to have
a productive doctor's visit
- Panel presentation on health disparities in communities
- Free health screenings
Early and online registration for the conference is open until
Wednesday, February 23, 2005. After this date, there will
be an additional $10.
Administrative fee for onsite registration the day of the
Current UM staff, faculty and students--
$55 Conference only
$75 Conference w/ lunch
$75 Conference only
$95 Conference w/ lunch
On the day of the conference, registration and check-in begins
7:00 am, on the Michigan League Concourse Level. Workshop
information and the conference registration forms are available