Teacher's lessons remembered decades later
Elizabeth Conley The Detroit News
Former students of Alvin Bell recall memories of the Detroit teacher in a documentary, "Colorblind," which will be broadcast on Detroit's PBS affiliate in May. Brian Kincaid, an Arizona-based manager for a Japanese company, said his acceptance of other races was shaped by Alvin Bell, even as Detroit was being ripped apart by race riots in the late 1960s. "Mr. Bell was there to be kind of a guiding light and show us the way," he said. "He helped us understand a different point of view.
And from that we became more sensitive to what was going on around us." --- FULL STORY CLICK HERE
Next week at CAAS March 5-9, 2007
Tuesday, March 6 : Tejumola Olaniyan, "WHAT PROUD POEM"? THE CULTURAL,
THE POLITICAL, AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES 4 p.m. 3222 Angell Hall.
Wednesday, March 7: Judith Byfield, "Imagining the Nation: Nationalism,
Gender and Democracy in Post World War II Nigeria" 4 p.m. History
Meeting Room, 1014 Tisch Hall.
Thursday, March 8: Judith Byfield coffee hour for interested History and
CAAS graduate students. 10-11 a.m. History Graduate Lounge ,1030 Tisch.
Thursday, March 8: Cynthia Marasigan, PhD Candidate, Department of
History, University of Michigan,
"Revealed and Concealed: Memories of African American Soldiers from the
Philippine-American War" 12 p.m. 4701 Haven Hall
The Shrinking Cities Exhibition
features the panel discussion:
Did you know that while the total population in?Detroit, Michigan decreased in the 1990’s, the foreign-born population increased 32 percent and continues to grow? Did you know that the top five languages spoken in Detroit other than English are Spanish, Arabic, French, Polish and various African languages?Moderated by Kemba N'Namdi of The KAN Group Multimedia Translation Company, the program begins at 6pm and includes a short documentary produced by The KAN Group on the international community in Detroit
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
6pm at MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201
(just south of the Detroit Institute of Arts)
For more information, visit SHRINKING CITIES
or contact email@example.com.
FULL STORY CLICK HERE....
MGender a dialogue for all gender expressions!
Gender queer, femme, papi, butch, MTF, gender blender, somethingelse, questioning, stud, feminine, boyish, gender fu#*er, stud, gender outlaw, macha, FTM, boi, muchacho, androgynous, FTS, other, ag/aggressive, transwoman, masculine, sissy, MTM, don't know, F2M,Drag king, drab, neutral, daddy, queen, drag queen, gender?, gender non-conforming, in the binary, Z/he, gender defiant, bear, transman, divergent, genderplayer, diva, performative, exploring, two spirit, power femme, twink, outsider, different, trans, just me, trans subversive, gender conforming… ______________________________________________________
...a weekly dialogue about the multiple realities and possibilities of gender identity/gender expression.
During this series of dialogues we will create a space for people anywhere in the gender spectrum. Through the use of conversation, experiential learning, performance, and other forms of expression we will share, explore and challenge notions of gender.
THURSDAY AT 6 PM-8 PM
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
OFFICE OF LGBT AFFAIRS
3rd Floor-Michigan Union
Free and Open to all community members!
To register send an e-mail expressing your interesting in the dialogue experience and what dates you are able to attend:
Finally, an event for the established or up and coming Young Professional. An opportunity to network, mingle and enjoy a social experience with your peers. Come mingle with area graduate students and other professionals in a classy environment.
Faceless Entertainment Presents:
An Upscale Party with a Purpose
Attire: All Black Encouraged
(no hats, jeans (men), gymshoes or athletic wear no jeans)
Saturday, March 10th 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Drink Specials All Night!
Arrive Early--This Event will sell out
A Portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Guide Right Children's mentoring progra
Be part of a long tradition of grassroots social change.
Highlander Center Workshops
March 16 – 17, 2007
Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Avenue
Training and meals are free.
Register on-line at www.umich.edu/~mserve/events/HighlanderCenterTraining07.html
What is the Highlander Center?
The Highlander Center is a residential popular education and research organization that has gathered workers, grassroots leaders, community organizers, educators, and researchers to address the most pressing social, environmental and economic problems. The founding principle and guiding philosophy of Highlander is that the answers to the problems facing society lie in the experiences of ordinary people. Those experiences, so often belittled and denigrated in our society, are the keys to grassroots power