Suit Accuses Walgreens Of Racial Bias
Company 'Saddened And Disappointed' By Lawsuit
The federal government Wednesday sued Walgreen Co., alleging widespread racial bias against thousands of black workers throughout the nation's largest drugstore chain. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a class-action lawsuit that Walgreen, based in Deerfield, Ill., makes decisions about employee assignment and promotion based on race. Most of the complaints that led to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Ill., came from employees and former employees in St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit and Tampa, Fla. But EEOC officials in St. Louis said they have found evidence of the same trend around the country. ....
Last Chance for UM students/alums
to apply for paid Community Organizing Training
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center is currently accepting resumes from alums and spring graduating UM students interested in social and economic justice issues for their paid, four-month community organizing training program known as the DART Organizers Institute....FULL STORY
The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) is inviting our faculty affiliates* to apply for a small number of performance-related travel research grants. The proposed research must be related to the CWPS mission, which is to:
(1) bridge the gap between performance and scholarship;
(2) bring into intellectual focus the increasing globalization of the performing arts;
(3) foster an interdisciplinary dialogue at the University of Michigan.
Each travel grant will be for no more than $2,000. Proposals are due by Friday,March 23, 2007. We will favor proposals for travel outside the U.S.; however we will also consider requests for domestic travel when the activities relate to world performance and the CWPS mission...
Contact: Glenda Dickerson
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
AFRICAN WORKSHOP SEMINAR
"On Writing and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century”
Haven Hall 4701
March 15, 5.30-7 p.m.
Born in Nigeria in 1977, she is from Abba, in Anambra State, but grew up in the university town of Nsukka where she attended primary and secondary schools and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins. Her first novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award....More
Artist Interview with Tamango and Urban Tap
By Nesha Haniff (CAAS/Women’s Studies)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
4701 Haven Hall
CAAS Conference Room
Tamango says, "My main focus is rhythm, not because I tap dance, but more because when I close my eyes in an empty room, I hear my heart beat." This beat has propelled his career as a master tap artist and has made him a major force in the downtown New York City dance scene. In this new production entitled "Bay Mo Dilo (Give me Water)" which is inspired by the literature of the Negritude Movement founder Leon Damas, Tamango digs deep into the Indian-European-African heritage of the Creole communities ofFrench Guiana and the southern Caribbean. This performance is a special and loving tribute to the people, culture, music and dance that emanates fromthe French Caribbean....FULL STORY
Detroit’s and U-M's own activist, actress and author of Freshwater Road
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
CAAS Conference Room
University of Michigan
4701 Haven Hall
505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045....MORE
In Diversity Push, Top Universities Enrolling More Black Immigrants
Critics Say Effort Favors Elite Foreigners, Leaves Out Americans
By Darryl Fears
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 6, 2007; Page A02...
FULL WASHINGTON POST STORY
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Black Natives Attending Selective Colleges and
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