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MI Nov 2006 Events
Edited on Wed Sep-06-06 02:34 PM by lwfern
9/11: Five Years & Beyond is a series of commemorative and contemplative events on the past, present, and future taking place this fall at the
University of Detroit Mercy.

Thursday, November 2
Poetry Reading: "An Eye for the Eye Makes the Whole World Blind"
12:30pm, Fountain Lounge

Tuesday, November 7
Film: "The Ground Truth"
7pm, Quad Commons

Monday, November 13
Keynote Speaker: Michael Steinberg
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
"Civil Liberties in the Post-9/11 Era"
7pm, Student Ballroom

Tuesday, November 14
Speak-Out: "How has 9/11 Changed Us?"
12:45pm, Fountain Lounge

Tuesday, November 28
Keynote Speaker: Anna Brown
Professor of Political Science, Saint Peter's College
"Walking to Guantanamo"
7pm, Life Science 115
(This event co-sponsored by the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive)

"9/11: Five Years & Beyond" is sponsored by the Student Programming Board, the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President & Provost, the University Honors Program, the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, University Libraries and the Instructional Design Studio, the Women's Studies Program, the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Beth Oljar, the Leadership Development Institute, International Services, and Student Life, in partnership with the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Palestine Office, and the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network. web: www.udmercy.edu/news_events/911

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The 19th Annual Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Award Ceremony (with Howard Zinn) will occur at Cobo Hall on Sunday, Nov. 5. A strolling hors doeuvre reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Annual Lecture following at 7. For further information visit www.cranbrookpeace.org or contact Matt Hoerauf, Director of Development at 248-345-3475 or matt.hoerauf@peoplepc.com

About Howard Zinn: Howard Zinn is a lifelong historian, activist, and author of the bestselling book A Peoples History of the United States now used as a history textbook in high schools and colleges. Zinn has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years. Noam Chomsky said, it is no exaggeration to say he has changed the consciousness of a generation.

1930s: Zinn organizes a union while working in a shipyard
1940s: Zinn enlists in the Air Force during WWII and drops newly invented napalm an experience that shapes his pacifist outlook
1950s: Zinn teaches at Spelman College, taking a leading role in Civil Rights Movement
1960s: Zinn protests Vietnam War with students, and negotiates the peaceful return of American Servicemen from Vietnam.

Q. I am a big Howard Zinn fan! How can I help spread the word about his lecture in Detroit?
A. Host a Howard Zinn House Party!

Want to help us spread the word about what may be Howard Zinns first-ever engagement in Michigan? Then host a Howard Zinn house party! Invite some friends over, provide some snacks and beverages, and get the video documentary of Howard Zinns life, You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving Train which can be purchased or rented at your local video retailer, or online at various sources. The video is about an hour and a quarter and gives an excellent overview of Zinns life, his participation in history, and his firm belief that individual people can change society. To sign up to help, visit this opportunity at www.VolunteerMatch.org under Cranbrook Peace Foundation or by clicking here.

Youth Opportunity to Meet Howard Zinn and hear him for 1 cent! On the same day as the Howard Zinn lecture, Sunday, Nov. 5, a group of 55 young people between the ages of 14 and 25 will gather together from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Matrix Theatre in downtown Detroit for a youth-directed town hall discussion of issues that concern you such as the environment, race relations, war, or what young people can do to make a difference. To sign up for this opportunity, visit www.VolunteerMatch.org under Cranbrook Peace Foundation or click here. Young people with a student ID or anyone under 25 also can attend the Annual Lecture at Cobo Hall for .01. Reserve your youth ticket here.
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