of Rwandan Genocide Receives 15th Wallenberg Medal
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005
for the Performing Arts
The University of Michigan will award its
fifteenth Wallenberg Medal to Paul Rusesabagina, hero of the
1994 Rwandan genocide. U-M interim provost Edward Gramlich
will confer the medal on Rusesabagina, who will then deliver
the Wallenberg Lecture.
Over the course of 100 bloody days in 1994, almost a million
people were killed in Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, then a hotel
manager in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, courageously sheltered
more than a thousand refugees from certain death. The strategies
Rusesabagina employed to keep the murderers at bay are similar
to those Raoul Wallenberg used to save Hungarian Jews from
the Nazis. Rusesabagina's harrowing story inspired the film
Hotel Rwanda. Today, Rusesabagina continues to aid survivors
of the Rwandan tragedy.
The events are free and open to the public. A reception in
the Michigan League Ballroom will immediately follow the lecture.
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Betye Saar: Artists Talk
Sunday, October 16, 3 pm
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exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment
for the Arts, The Henry Luce Foundation, The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Peter Norton
Family Foundation. Additional support has come from
the University of Michigans Office of the Provost,
as well as from Pfizer, Michigan Radio and Michigan
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Company says rumor of rappers firing following
anti-Bush comments are not true.
September 28, 2005
*Pepsi-Cola North America has been busy trying to squash
rumors that Kanye West has been cut from its current marketing
campaign following his infamous George Bush doesnt
care about black people comment made during a live telethon.
Reports of Yes forced exit spawned a widely-forwarded
e-mail letter urging folks to boycott Pepsi in retaliation.
You've received an erroneous email regarding Kanye
West and Pepsi, Nicole Bradley, Public Relations manager
of Pepsi-Cola North America told AllHipHop.com in response
to the rumor. The letter said that Kanye has lost his
endorsement deal with Pepsi, which is not true.
According to the web site, boycott organizer
Shondell Towns e-mailed the plea to a group list of thousands
of African American professionals mostly located in California.
Despite the rappers statement during NBCs benefit
for Hurricane Katrina victims, Pepsi says Kanyes deal
was never in jeopardy.
Our relationship with Kanye has not changed and
our marketing campaign is continuing as planned, Bradley
added. In fact, his Pepsi commercial is scheduled to
air several times this week.
Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development
Orleans' racial makeup up in air
Some black areas may not be rebuilt, HUD chief says
LORI RODRIGUEZ and ZEKE MINAYA
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle
|It will be years before New Orleans regains the half-million
population it had before Hurricane Katrina, and the population
might never again be predominantly black, Housing and
Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said Wednesday
during a visit to Houston.
"Whether we like it or not, New Orleans is
not going to be 500,000 people for a long time,"
he said. "New Orleans is not going to be as black
as it was for a long time, if ever again."
He said he isn't sure that the Ninth Ward, a predominantly
black and poor neighborhood devastated by flooding,
should be rebuilt at all. If it is, the new construction
should be designed to withstand disaster, he said.
Alphonso Jackson predicted New Orleans will slowly
draw back as many as 375,000 people, but that only 35
to 40 percent of the post-Katrina population would be
Jackson said that's because the worst-hit areas
were low-income black neighborhoods that may never fully
Prior to Katrina, the population was 67 percent
black and 28 percent white.
"I'm telling you, as HUD secretary and having
been a developer and a planner, that's how its going
to be," he said.
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A Womans Guide to Financial Security
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. CEW, 330 East Liberty Street
Presenter: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Services
Dont ever let anyone tell you, or sell you, on the idea
that the quest for financial security is uniquely different for
men and women. However, there are important differences that should
be understood by women and influence their awareness, action, and
achievement. Enjoy yourself as you learn how to protect your assets
for greater financial security, independence and peace of mind.
Women of Color Task Force.
Monday, October 10
5:00-6:30 p.m. CEW, 330 East Liberty.
Presenters: Al Hermsen, Associate Director, UM Office of Financial
Aid; and Doug Keasal, Student Services Consultant, UM Rackham Graduate
School Fellowship Office.
Financial aid experts will discuss effective approaches that
can work for you in undergraduate or graduate scholarship applications.
This workshop will review how to research scholarship opportunities
both on and off campus, write proposal statements that clearly reflect
your goals and achievements, secure the best recommendation letters,
and combine scholarships with financial aid.
The Art & Science of Designing Retirement Income
October 12, 2005
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
CEW, 330 East Liberty Street
Presenter: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Services
Your retirement accounts! You have spent a lifetime accumulating
them, watching over them, and hoping for maximum growth. Some day,
you will retire and need to depend on your savings and retirement
assets for income.
Do you have an exit strategy from your investments? Many of
us will live 20, 30, or more years in retirement, where the desire
for a secure income and the need for growth will both play a critical
role in your planning. This seminar looks at the art and science
of creating retirement income.
Open to men and women!!! Admission is free!
Trotter House slated to reopen with celebration
|Facility Manager Edward
Burnett gives a tour of the renovated William Monroe Trotter Multicultural
Center Sept. 22. New audio-visual equipment and furniture on all
three floors and in the basement recreation room are among the
highlights of the recently completed improvements to the center.
It was scheduled to reopen with a community celebration Sept.
24. (Photo by Lin Jones, U-M Photo Services)
By Dana Fair
Office of the Vice President
for Student Affairs
The William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center was
set to reopen Sept. 24 amidst food, games, dance, live performances
and film screenings at the Trotter Community Festival.
Community members had the opportunity to take tours of the
newly renovated facility, which was completed as part of several recommendations
for improvements made by the Trotter Advisory Council.
E. Royster Harper, vice president for student affairs,
charged the council last November to more clearly articulate the vision
of the center and to guide the Division of Student Affairs/Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs (MESA) in planning for how best to use resources to
develop effective multicultural programming.
"This is an excellent opportunity for our campus,
as the report outlines a vision and plans to establish a multicultural
center that empowers students, faculty and staff to create a more
inclusive campus community," Harper says. "This work is
important to the University, and we are moving quickly to implement
the advisory council's recommendations"
LSA Assistant Dean Evans Young chaired the council,
which was made up largely of students and included faculty and staff
representation. The council's report is available at: http://mesa.umich.edu.
Recommendations include: identifying long-term multicultural
center facility needs, distributing grants for student-initiated diversity
education programming, and setting up an ongoing advisory council
that will establish mechanisms for gathering community input and feedback
on the work of MESA and the center.
"Partnering with University administrators,
designers and facility personnel, MESA Director Patricia Aqui Pacania
and the MESA and Trotter staff worked hard over the summer to ensure
that the facility would be open this fall to serve students,"
Dean of Students Susan Eklund says. "We simply didn't want students
to be inconvenienced by having the center offline for an extended
period of time."
Improvements, which essentially are complete, include:
expanded student organizations spaces, a second-floor assembly area,
flexible conference rooms and media library, Ethernet access on every
floor, and wireless access throughout the facility. Changes also include
renovated and newly installed men and women's restrooms; handicap
accessible and unisex restrooms; new multimedia equipment, including
a plasma television, DVD/VCR players, a new music system, and multimedia
projectors and screens; new lounge and office furniture; and an updated
décor, including lighting, color schemes, carpet and flooring,
and window treatments.
"The new changes within the Trotter Multicultural
Center are a major step forward towards having a multicultural center
that meets the needs of students of color and the University community
as a whole," Pacania says.
A schedule of community forums for feedback on
the council's report
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will be available on the MESA Web site. Questions regarding the report
should be directed to Pacania at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY CENTER IS SEEKING MEMBERS FOR THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The mission of the Community Center
is to provide a range of services designed to improve the
quality of life for persons of all ages, ethnic groups, and
genders in Washtenaw County since 1923.
Located at 625 N. Main St., Ann Arbor,
MI 48104 the Community Center is seeking members for its Board
of Directors. Board members are asked to attend board meetings
once a month. Board members oversee the operations of the
If you are interested in being a Board
member contact Charles
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