Diversity Events Calendar

—updated December 8, 2014

Note: To add your U-M diversity-related events to this site, CONTACT: DiversityMatters@umich.edu.


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On-going Events

  • Exhibit: Paramodel
    Be sure to keep tabs on UMMA's Stenn Gallery throughout the month of August, as Japanese art collective Paramodel will work to transform the space into a site-specific installation derived from their famous paramodelic graffiti series, featuring a mesmerizing network of blue-colored model railroads that will fill flat surfaces in and beyond the gallery. The exhibition officially opens August 30th.
    DATES: August 30, 2014 to January 4, 2015
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    Admission is free. Galleries open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm; closed Mondays. Building open seven days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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1974-2014: Celebrating 40 Years! | Services for Students with Disabilities. 2014 marks the 40th year SSD has been serving students with disabilities on campus. To commemorate this historic occasion, SSD will host a series of events throughout the year on a disability issue as it relates to the University community. All events are free and open to the public.


January 14, 2015 - Wednesday

  • CREES Noon Lecture:

    Speaker: Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women’s studies, U-M
    TIME: 12 Noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: School of Social Work Building, Room 1636
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Armenian Studies Program

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January 16, 2015 - Friday

  • Concert: Dobet Gnahoré
    Tickets: $10 students / $20 public
    DATE: Friday, January 16th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater
    SPONSOR: Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
    CONTACT: 734.936.2777 or or CWPS.Information@umich.edu

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January 20, 2015 - Tuesday

  • Yiddish Film Series: Yizkor
    Set in a small Volhynian village, “Yizkor dramatizes its theme of fidelity to one's self, one's community and one's religion through a plot that revolves around hostage-taking, heroism and resistance” (NCJF). Directed by Sidney M. Goldin. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Karl Gotz, Oskar Beregi and Dagny Servals. Austria, 1924.
    DATE: Tuesday, January 20th
    TIME: 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: 202 S. Thayer, Room 2022
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies
    CONTACT:

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January 21, 2015 - Wednesday

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January 22, 2015 - Thursday

  • Helen Zell Visiting Writers Series: Alison Bechdel Lecture
    Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist and graphic memoirist exploring the complexities of familial relationships in multilayered works that use the interplay of word and image to weave sophisticated narratives.
    DATE: Thursday, January 22nd
    TIME: 5:10 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater

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January 25, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Student
    Darezhan Omirbayev, director. In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles (90 min., 2012).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, January 25th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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February 9, 2015 - Monday

  • Frankel Institute Symposium
    Jews and the Roman Empire: Beyond Resistance/Accommodation Paradigm
    It would not be an exaggeration to claim that the complex relations between the Jews and the mighty Roman Empire were one of the factors that determined the course of the world history. The presenters will revisit some of the dichotomies that have been taken for granted, offering new interpretations of shared practices and discourses in the Roman imperial space. The symposium seeks to explore the variety of ways in which Jews in the Roman Empire competed with, rejected, endorsed, imitated, and transformed imperial customs, tropes, and modes of being in creating the rich literary culture of late antiquity.
    DATE: Monday, February 9th
    TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Kelsey Museum of Archeology - Newberry Building, Room 125
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies

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February 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Song from the Southern Seas (Pesn' Juzhnykh Morej)
    Marat Sarulu, director. In Russian with English subtitles (80 min., 2008).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, February 22nd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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March 11, 2014 - Wednesday

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March 14, 2015 - Saturday

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March 16, 2015 - Monday

  • Center for European Studies (CES) Symposium
    National Languages in the Globalized University
    Organizer: Karla Mallette, CES director and professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies, U-M
    DATE: Monday, March 16th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: School of Social Work Building, Room 1636
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies; Department of Ramance Languages & Literature, Weiser Cener for Emerging Democracies, German Department

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March 20, 2015 - Friday

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March 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Luna Papa
    Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, director. In Russian and Tajik with English subtitles (107 min., 2000).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, March 22nd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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March 23, 2015 - Monday

  • STeMS Colloquium. TBA
    Speaker: Lisa Gitelman, New York University
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1014 Tisch Hall
    SPONSOR: Co-sponsored by Digital Studies Workshop and the Department of American Culture.
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu
  • Wieseneck Family Israel Symposium
    Jews, Arabs & Colonialism
    This year, the symposium looks at the Jewish experience in Mandate Palestine and the state of Israel in the broader colonial framework by exploring the complexity of social and cultural relationships between Jews and Arabs in the French and the British imperial contexts. The papers will discuss the effects of colonial modernization on Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, on migration and urbanization, as well as the ways in which French and British cultures were appropriated in different colonial and post-colonial settings.
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 2:00 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Graduate School, Assembly Hall
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies

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March 25, 2015 - Wednesday

  • Film and Discussion: We Are Here
    We Are Here documents the revival of Jewish life in Poland seen through the eyes of five subjects whose own families are microcosms for the larger Polish society today.
    The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Francine Zuckerman, director. In English and Polish with English subtitles (82 min., 2013). DATE: Wednesday, March 25th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: UMMA, Stearn Auditorium
    SPONSORS: Judaic Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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April 3, 2015 - Friday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 4, 2015 - Saturday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 8, 2014 - Wednesday

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