Associated Social Justice Events

All are invited to take part in “Marching Forward” social justice events throughout fall 2017. Please fill out this brief form to have your event added to this page.

“Selma” Screening and Discussion: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, English Language Institute, and Institute for the Humanities will present the film “Selma,” followed by a discussion. This event is from 5-8pm on Tuesday, September 12 in the Hatcher Library Gallery (913 South University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI). It is free and open to the public. Contact Elizabeth James ( for details.

Wednesday, September 20: Opportunities to Meet March Illustrator Nate Powell
  • Q&A with Nate Powell: This is an exclusive event for all contestants in the social justice comics contest. (4-5:30pm, Wednesday, September 20, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI)
  • “Comics as a Social Justice Medium” Presentation: This talk by Nate Powell is free and open to the public. (5:30-7pm, Wednesday, September 20, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI)
  • March Book-Signing: All are welcome to come have their copy of March signed by Nate Powell! (7:15-8:15pm, Wednesday, September 20, Vault of Midnight, 219 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI)

Research and Scholarship Symposium: From 4-6pm on Wednesday, September 20, all are invited to attend a public symposium showcasing innovative social justice research across disciplines, generations, and communities. (Assembly Hall, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI)

Art Spiegelman Presentation: On November 9 and 10, 2017, Judaic Studies, Conflict and Peace Initiative, and Penny Stamps will co-host a series of events with Art Spiegelman, including a 5:00 to 6:30 pm public presentation and Q&A at the Michigan Theater on November 9. Spiegelman’s graphic novel, Maus, depicts his interviews with his father, an Auschwitz survivor. The event will raise awareness of the Holocaust and its continued legacy.