Events 2/20-2/26

Posted: February 20, 2012 by ryanburdick4400 in Events

There will be no blog post the next 2 weeks due to UofM’s Spring Break. 

Posts will return 3/12

Featured Event

  1. Tues. 2/21, 7PM-8PM, N. Quad, Rm. 1175
  2. The panel will consist of students who have interned in the entertainment industry in LA, NY, and Michigan. Cookies and refreshments will be provided!
Wed. 
  1. 6PM-8PM, East Hall, Rm. 4448, FREE!
  2. The Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA) will host a series of film screenings, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, that center on Black history. The films will be a mix of documentaries and cinematic dramas to bring about discussions of justice, race, education, civil rights, and cultural practices relevant to people of African descent. The film screening is following by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served. About this week’s film “Skin”: Ten year-old Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra’s mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as their ‘white’ little girl. Skin tells the story of a brown girl and her white biological parents.
  1. 7PM-9PM, N. Quad, Space 2435, FREE!
  2. Scientists estimate that of 7,000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. On average, one language disappears every two weeks. THE LINGUISTS joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. David and Greg’s ’round-the-world journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake. THE LINGUISTS world premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The only film funded by the National Science Foundation ever at Sundance, THE LINGUISTS has since screened at more than thirty festivals worldwide.
Thurs. 2/23
  • Wham! Bam! Islam! Film Screening with Director Issac Solotaroff
  1. 7:30PM, Rackam Amphitheater, Free!
  2. The film follows the creation of Naif Al-Mutawa’s comic series, The 99, and the controversy that arose during its development. Mr. Al-Mutawa recently came to UM with the Penny Stamps Lecture Series. After the screening, there will a discussion with the film’s director, Isaac Solotaroff. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting event! Brought to you by the Muslim Students Association & Arts at Michigan.

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