Sunday, February 7
7:30pm - 11:00pm
There will be stand-up comedy interspersed with piano playing by Will Bennett, of the White Ravens. Tickets are $10/person. Here is a link to the event. Presented by the Emergent Arts Theater and the UnClub. All proceeds will be going to the Comics For Flint Campaign, which is raising money and delivering bottled water to social service agencies dealing with the Flint water fiasco, and the Flint Child Health & Development Fund.
Monday, February 8
4:00pm - 5:30pm
U-M Anthropology Professor Elizabeth Roberts discusses her approach to understand how larger histories and life circumstances shape the reasons why Mexico is the fattest industrial nation in the world.
Tuesday, February 9
U-M American Culture professor Stepehen Berrey and U-M Afroamerican and African Studies Professor Angela Dillard discuss Berrey's new book on how civil rights activism, African Americans' refusal to follow the Jim Crow script, and national perceptions of southern race relations led Mississippi segregationists to change tactics. No longer able to rely on the earlier routines, Mississippi whites turned instead to less visible but equally insidious practices of violence, surveillance, and policing, rooted in a racially coded language of law and order.
Thursday, February 11
Her debut novel, We Need New Names, tells the story of a young Zimbabwean girl who moves to the Midwest and won the 2014 PEN-Hemingway Award.
Sunday, February 14
Also screens at 7pm.
Take a trip back in time to the special moment in the 1980s when New Order and The Smiths became known to mainstream America, and 14-year-old punk rock girls swooned for Duckie, the underdog, in John Hughes' take on the classic Cinderella story.
Stars Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Jon Cryer, and Harry Dean Stanton as Molly Ringwald's DAD.
Wednesday, February 17
From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles fighting for safe bike lanes to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent of the population commutes by bicycle, "Bikes vs Cars" examines the struggle of bicyclists in a society dominated by cars and the revolutionary changes that can take place as cities move away from car-centric models. Sponsored by Fraser Bicycles with a presentation by the Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Commission preceeding the film.Tickets are available online at https://tugg.com/events/82514
Sunday, February 21
Also screens at 7pm.
Wednesday, February 24
Washington University women, gender, and sexuality studies fellow gives this talk as part of the U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Lecture Series.