UM Depression Center: Women's Health & Depression
Tuesday April 3, 2007: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm --
Downtown Ann Arbor Public Library Multi-Purpose Room
To provide greater understanding of the connections between women's health and depression throughout the life span, the UM Depression Center and AADL present this forum in collaboration with the UM Women's Health Program. Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Depression Center, Section Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Medical Director of the Women's Perinatal and Mood Disorders Program, will present a brief overview of the latest clinical findings on depression in women throughout the life span, then moderate a panel discussion of medical specialists. A question and answer session will be included.
Panelists will include: Heather Flynn, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Helen C. Kales, MD, Asst. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical Director of the Geriatric Depression Program at UM Depression Center, Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Yolanda R. Smith, MD, MS, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Emily Gutman, LMSW, CSW, UM Hospitals and Health Centers. Research has shown that more women than men experience depression and about 23% of women experience depression at some point in their lives. Particular life stages and biological phases may contribute to this increased risk. For example, women may be at greater risk for depression when their estrogen levels change, such as following the birth of a child and at the end of the menstrual cycle.
Who: Shaquanda Cotton, a 14-year-old freshman at Paris High School in
What happened: In March 2006, a judge sentenced her to up to seven
years in a notorious Texas juvenile jail because she shoved a school
hall monitor in a dispute over entering the building before the school
day officially began.
What's next: The Texas NAACP and others are trying to free her,
claiming the sentence is too harsh compared to probation a white
teenage arsonist received...FULL STORY
For Some Black Pastors, Accepting Gay Members Means Losing Others
The Olimpias Performance Research Project runs a nation-wide residency series on African-American culture and disability culture issues, funded by the Global Ethic Literatures Seminar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies, and participating universities.
In a week's time, the Anarcha artists, Aimee Meredith Cox, Anita Gonzalez, Carrie Sandahl, Tiye Giraud, and Petra Kuppers, are hosting the Anarcha Symposium, an event where artists, activists, healers and educators assemble to share and respond to the experiences in the Anarcha Project.
Over the past year, in residencies in Montgomery, Alabama; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Davidson, North Carolina and Berkeley, California, we have used performance methods to address the memory of medical experimentation on slave women in Montgomery in the 1840s. Anarcha was the name of one of these women. We explored how performance can offer a space for our responses to public secrets, (women's) bodies, the persistence of pain, racialised medical histories, health care inequalities and survival. Hundreds of people in many workshops have joined us to remember and make connections: touching history....FULL STORY
“Black Cherokees in the Post-bellum South.”
Join the University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution Chapter for the Roosevelt Relief: Hurricane Katrina College Summit
Keynote Speaker Lieutenant General Russel Honoré
CAAS will be co-sponsoring the “Fireside Chat” with Lt. General Honore’ from 3-5 p.m. in the Vandenburg Room of the Michigan League April 10th...FULL STORY
WEEK OF APRIL 2, 2007
CAAS African Writers on Writing and Citizenship in the 21st Century Series
Bessora “On Writing and Citizenship: A Reading of 53cm”
Wednesday April 4, 2007 5:30 p.m.
4701 Haven Hall (CAAS Conference Room)
If there are biographies which give a sense of a patchwork identity then it is like the one of Sandrine Bessora van Nguema, better known under her artistic name of Bessora. She was born in 1968 in Belgium, her father came from Gabon, her mother from Switzerland. She grew up in Africa, Europe and the USA. She gained her first degree in Switzerland and is presently living in Paris where she is preparing a dissertation in anthropology...FULL STORY
Jazz on Film at CAAS
Kevin Gaines,Director of CAAS
“Duke Ellington in Concert”
Thursday, April 5, 2007
4 p.m.648G Haven Hall
(CAAS Archive of African American Music)...FULL STORY