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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Jason Rezalan: Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison 4:00 pm
Jason Rezalan: Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison @ Mendellsohn Theatre
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Iranian American journalist Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief, was convicted of espionage in Iran in 2015. 4-5:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. 998-7666.
Belin Lecture: James Loeffler: Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 6:30 pm
Belin Lecture: James Loeffler: Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict @ Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literati is pleased to partner with the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judiac Studies at the University of Michigan to have copies of Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century available for purchase. …

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Lecture: Ben Shapiro 7:00 pm
Lecture: Ben Shapiro @ Rackham Auditorium
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Lecture by Ben Shapiro, conservative political commentator and writer. He is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News. Q&A. 7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free; tickets required in advance. Yafumich.com, shapiroatmichigan@gmail.com.
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Panel Discussion with Amal Hassan Fadlalla: Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion with Amal Hassan Fadlalla: Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship @ 2239 Lane Hall
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
U-M African studies professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla is joined by other professors in a panel discussion of her book about Sudanese identity in relationship to violence in Sudan and how it was perceived by the world during …

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Roundtable: Control and the Carceral State 5:30 pm
Roundtable: Control and the Carceral State @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Part of the Carceral State Project, a year of dialogue about criminal justice, policing, imprisonment, inequality, and what we can do about it. Presented by the U-M Carceral State Project with support from the Department of …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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Opening Lecture: Ken Mikolowski: Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press 4:30 pm
Opening Lecture: Ken Mikolowski: Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Former RC creative writing lecturer Ken Mikolowski founded the press; the exhibit runs from February 25-June 2 in the Hatcher Aububon Room.
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International Studies Alumni Career Panel 5:00 pm
International Studies Alumni Career Panel @ 555 Weiser Hall
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featuring 3 RC alumni. This alumni panel will showcase and celebrate the university’s rich history of contributions made by International Studies alumni, while providing valuable insight for current students as they start to develop their own …

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Humanities and Environments Faculty Panel: Criminal Justice and the Built Environment 4:00 pm
Humanities and Environments Faculty Panel: Criminal Justice and the Built Environment @ Osterman Common Room #1022
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
During our 2018-19 Year of Humanities and Environments, we’ve organized faculty panels to explore contributions of humanistic inquiry around specific environmental subjects. Today: “Criminal Justice and the Built Environment” with:  Claire Zimmerman (Architecture, History of …

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Lecture: Jill Dougherty: The Truth about Lies in International Relations: Reflections on the Media in Russia and Beyond 5:30 pm
Lecture: Jill Dougherty: The Truth about Lies in International Relations: Reflections on the Media in Russia and Beyond @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jill Dougherty (BA Russian ’70), former foreign affairs correspondent, CNN Lots of countries lie. Some call it “winning hearts and minds,” others call it “strategic communications,” still others call it “softening the battlefield.” However it’s …

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Conversation: Ronan Farrow and Ken Auletta: The Weinstein Effect: Breaking the Stories That Spurred the #MeToo Movement 6:00 pm
Conversation: Ronan Farrow and Ken Auletta: The Weinstein Effect: Breaking the Stories That Spurred the #MeToo Movement @ Rackham Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Conversation In October, 2017, The New Yorker published reporter Ronan Farrow’s exposé detailing the first on-the-record accounts of alleged assault and rape by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, followed by a series of pieces on the …

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Nadia Bolz-Weber: Shameless 7:00 pm
Nadia Bolz-Weber: Shameless @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to parnter with First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor to welcome author and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber who will be discussing her new book Shameless. NADIA BOLZ-WEBER first hit the New York Times list with her …

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Susan Pattie: The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I 5:00 pm
Susan Pattie: The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I @ 555 Weiser Hall
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Following the devastation resulting from the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the survivors of the massacres were dispersed across the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. Not content with watching World …

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Author’s Forum: Christiane Gruber: The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images, in discussion with Juan Cole 6:00 pm
Author’s Forum: Christiane Gruber: The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images, in discussion with Juan Cole @ Hatcher Library, Gallery 100
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Christiane Gruber (history of art) and Juan Cole (history) discuss Gruber’s new book The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Text and Images About the book:  In the wake of controversies over printing or displaying images of the …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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The Poetry of Places: A Cartographic Stroll with the Bards 4:00 pm
The Poetry of Places: A Cartographic Stroll with the Bards @ Hatcher Library, Clark Library, 2nd floor
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A poet has the awe-inspiring power to immortalize a place within his audience’s mind with only their words. Join us as we explore the real locations behind many of the world’s most famous poems and …

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Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Containment & Surveillance: Shifting Borders and Boundaries will explore how policing and surveillance are being utilized to define and defend new borders and boundaries in a changing city. Topics will include Project Greenlight, the jurisdictions …

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Eisendrath Symposium on International News: The Threat to Global Press Freedom 3:00 pm
Eisendrath Symposium on International News: The Threat to Global Press Freedom @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Harmful rhetoric towards journalists and the press casts doubt about the future of a free press and the safety of reporters. This was evident following the murders of five staff members at the Capital Gazette …

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Woodhead Lecture: Itohan Osayimwese: Colonialism and Spatial Histories of Migration: The Caribbean Diaspora 5:30 pm
Woodhead Lecture: Itohan Osayimwese: Colonialism and Spatial Histories of Migration: The Caribbean Diaspora @ Rackham West Conference Room
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This lecture asks how the spatial politics of migration have been inflected by histories of colonialism. Using the example of the Anglo-Caribbean island of Barbados and its majority African-descended population, Osayimwese examines migration to the …

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Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City 7:00 pm
Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ AADL Downtown Multipurpose Room
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Due to a fortunate confluence of water, geography and entrepreneurial vision, Detroit at the end of the 19th century was poised to experience unprecedented growth. Even before the Ford Motor Company was established in 1903, Detroit …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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Alan Eladio Gomez: Beyond Solidarity: Dignity, Power, and the Politics of Knowledge Production 6:00 pm
Alan Eladio Gomez: Beyond Solidarity: Dignity, Power, and the Politics of Knowledge Production @ Duderstadt Center Gallery
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Beyond Solidarity” traces a genealogy of rebel care work. Without imposing a future, what political, cultural and social questions emerge when we center dignity in thinking beyond solidarity? Specifically with regards to the complimentary, contested …

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NEA Big Read Celebration with Kush Thompson 6:00 pm
NEA Big Read Celebration with Kush Thompson @ AADL Downtown
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to be partnering with the Neutral Zone and the Ann Arbor District Library to celebrate the NEA Big Read month-long exploration of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen Community members will come together and celebrate the …

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Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The Costs of Mass Incarceration in Detroit 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The Costs of Mass Incarceration in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 28 @ 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 …

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