Mary Stockwell: Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America @ 150 Blau Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

With the young republic in crisis, President Washington chose as general an aging brigadier whose private life was mired in scandal. Follow the story of General Anthony Wayne, drawn from his own passionate letters where he vividly confessed his deepest thoughts. Writer and historian Mary Stockwell was an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the Clements Library. Her book “Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America” was published by Yale University Press in 2018. She has a B.A. in history from Mary Manse College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Toledo. Register online.

RC Hums: Maps and Movements Final Performance @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RCHUMS 352 Found Instruments “Maps and Movements” final performance, directed by Mike Gould. Found instruments are everyday objects that are utilized or repurposed as musical instruments. This class identifies not only these everyday objects with which to perform and reconstruct, but also seeks hybrid instruments that combine found objects with instruments of old.

Catharine MacKinnon: Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Literati is pleased to be partnering with Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan to welcome Catharine MacKinnon at Rackham Amphitheatre. Literati will have copies of Professor MacKinnon’s latest book Butterfly Politics available for purchase.

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon will address the politics and law of sexual harassment, focusing on its violation of equality rights, in light of the #MeToo movement, exploring those developments in light of the theory of her most recent book, “Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women.”

About Butterfly Politics:
Under certain conditions, the right small simple actions can produce large and complex “butterfly effects,” as the #MeToo movement has shown. Thirty years after Catharine A. MacKinnon won the U.S. Supreme Court case establishing sexual harassment in law, this timely collection captures MacKinnon in action: the creative and transformative activism of an icon. Butterfly Politics provides the grounding for #MeToo, explains its momentum, and proposes more legal interventions that could have further butterfly effects on women’s rights.

Catharine A. MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law (Long-Term) at Harvard Law School.

RC Studio Arts End of Term Student Invitational Show Reception @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception for the artists. The show continues at the RC Art Gallery through the end of Winter term.

Student Poetry Reading @ Foyer
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and student poets at U-M, an informal, open-mic reading featuring U-M undergraduate students reading their original poetry. All undergraduates invited to read their original poetry. Arrive and leave as necessary.  All welcome to attend and listen. Refreshments will be served

Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Imagining New Notions of Security @ Cass Corridor Commons
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion. Light dinner provided; free transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit; public welcome and encouraged to attend.

RC Drama: Directors Choice @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Student directors from RC Drama Major course RC Hums 482 present their own final projects with the students of RC Hums 281.

Chloe Preedy: The Bishop, the Devil, and the Playwright: Responding to Air Pollution in Early Modern England @ Angell Hall, Rm 3154
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Hosted by the Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities RIW. Please RSVP to or


Louis Masur: How the Civil War Transformed America @ Robertson Auditorium (Ross)
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Civil War began as a battle to save the union but it ended as a struggle to abolish slavery and usher in “a new birth of freedom.” No aspect of society was left unchanged by the years of war and its effects continue to resonate more than one hundred and fifty years later. Dr. Louis Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. A graduate of the University at Buffalo and Princeton University, he is a cultural historian who has written on a variety of topics. His most recent work is Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction & The Crisis of Reunion (2015), Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union (2012), and The Civil War: A Concise History (2011). Register online.

RC Singers: Let The River Run @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

RC Singers presents, “Let the River Run,” conducted by Joseph Kemper. The concert will include ensemble singing, soloists, speakers, instrumentalists, and visual projections. This will be a benefit concert for “We the People of Detroit”, a local non-profit supporting water rights.

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