An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Host of “Cosmos”

March 23, 2016 

Hill Auditorium 

Ann Arbor

7:30pm

“I’ve put together an engaging multi-media presentation that brings the expanses of modern science directly to audience members. Fans love the Q & A sessions that rival the event itself….These are family-friendly events. I’ll frequently take questions from children since I’m fascinated with young ones who are interested in science.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

For tickets go to: neildegrassetysonlive.com

“Fruitvale Station” at Eastern Michigan University’s Film Series

Wed Feb 17, 2016

Lens Wide Open Film Series: Fruitvale Station

5:00 PM

Halle Library Auditorium

Cost: Free

Open to the public

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Discussion will follow.

Please note not all titles are appropriate for all audiences. Titles are subject to change without notice. Priority seating may be given to EMU Student ID cardholders and their guests. The views expressed during these programs do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Life, Eastern Michigan University, its staff or affiliates.

“The Political Scene According To Michael Steele”

Michael Steele

Michael Steele-Former Republican National Committee Chair

 

 

Michael Steele, author, writer and political analyst, was the first African American Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was also the first black politician elected to statewide office in Maryland where he served as Lieutenant Governor. Currently he is “President and CEO of The Steele Group, a company he started in 1999.  The Steele Group works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies.”  http://steeleforum.com/index.php?biography

“Michael Steele’s experiences as Maryland’s lieutenant governor, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate and as a Republican Party leader make him an excellent guide on the fast-paced world of politics.

He is a political analyst at MSNBC.”  Gregg Costanzo, Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Tue Feb 2, 2016

7:00 PM

Student Center – Auditorium

Cost: Free

Open to the public

Contact:

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Dance Class with Camille A. Brown Dancers

You Can Dance UMS Series

You Can Dance UMS Series

You Can Dance Series: Camille A. Brown

Saturday, February 13th

2:00pm

YMCA

400 W. Washington Street, Ann Arbor 48103  

Join dancers from Camille A. Brown’s dance company for an exploration of the company’s movement style.  No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity. Sign-Up begins at 1:15pm at the Y Welcome Desk. – See more at: http://ums.org/performance/you-can-dance-camille-a-brown/#.dpuf

“The Bear Truth” starring Djuana Morton

The Bear Truth-Agape Family Entertainment

Tickets are available at the door

UMS Night Class: “Constructing Identity Together” with Camille A. Brown Dancers

UMS Night Class: “Constructing Identity Together”

U-M Alumni Center

200 Fletcher

Ann Arbor

7:00-8:30 pm 

Black Girl-Linguistic Play

Black Girl-Linguistic Play

This season, the “UMS Night School” is hosting discussions on the themes of identity and performance. “These 90-minute sessions combine conversation, interactive exercises, and lectures with genre experts to draw you in…” ums

Conversation starter questions include: How do artists’ personal identities help shape their work. Does the identity of an audience member influence what they see on stage?

This class is free, with no pre-registration required. Just drop in and meet classmates with a similar interest.

Ann Arbor Community Foundation NOW Accepting Applications For 2016 College Scholarships

Most AAACF Scholarship Funds use the common online application.     

Some funds have their own paper applications. For a  list of scholarships that use a paper application.

Please note that each scholarship has its own selection criteria and requirements.

To help students investigate what scholarships for which they might be eligible:  

If you have questions, please contact AAACF Community Investment Officer Maryellen Ferro.

About AAACF

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation works to enrich the quality of life in our region.

  • We award more than $3 million in grants and scholarships each year.  Since 1963, AAACF has awarded nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships that have made a meaningful difference in the arts, education, the environment, health and human services, seniors, and youth programs.”  www.aaacf.org

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY SETTLES RACE CASE AGAINST YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY

Ms. Paula Scott and family

Ms. Paula Scott and family. Photo Courtesy: Kristen Cuhran

Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
PO Box 7825, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 (877) 979-FAIR www.fhcmichigan.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
For more information contact: Pamela Kisch, 734-272-8383

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY SETTLES
RACE CASE AGAINST YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP
MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY

Paula Scott accepted a non-disclosed settlement to resolve her lawsuit against Swan Creek Mobile Home Community in Ypsilanti Township.

In April 2014, the Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (FHC) took a complaint from Paula Scott. Ms. Scott alleged discrimination based on race. Ms. Scott was referred to the Fair Housing Center by Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM). Ms. Scott reported that on March 5, 2014, her 17-year-old African American daughter, Zakara Scott, was pushed to the ground and physically assaulted by Amanda Cadreau, a white adult resident at Swan Creek.

The police report filed immediately thereafter listed Zakara Scott as victim of Amanda Cadreau’s assault and battery. Although the police report listed Zakara Scott as the victim, Swan Creek staff requested statements regarding the incident only from the family of Amanda Cadreau, the perpetrator of the assault and battery. Two days after the assault and battery incident, Swan Creek served only the Scotts with an eviction notice.

On September 26, 2014, a jury convicted Amanda Cadreau of assault and battery against Zakara Scott. LSSCM and FHC Cooperating Attorney, Steve Tomkowiak, assisted in halting the eviction. Mr. Tomkowiak agreed to continue with the civil rights portion of the case and, on December 2014, filed suit on behalf of the Scott family against Swan Creek in U.S. Federal District Court. The case was assigned to the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman. The case settled on July 21, 2015 following a settlement conference before Magistrate-Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk.

Court: Federal, Settlement: Non-disclosed
Attached: Pictures of (left to right) Paula, Zamya, and Zakara Scott. Photos by Kristen Cuhran.
For high resolution photographs or a copy of the original complaint (2:14-cv-14828-BAF-MJH) filed 12/19/2014, please email kcuhran@fhcmichigan.org.
Previous Coverage: New Race Lawsuit Filed: White Tenant Attacks Black Teenager Yet Black Family Faces Eviction, Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan, Ann Arbor, 12/29/2014

The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (formerly Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan), founded in 1992, actively protects the civil rights of those who are discriminated against in the rental, sale, or financing of housing through investigation, education, advocacy, and legal action. The FHC takes an average of 150 complaints each year from its eight-county service area – Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.

The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

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Ypsilanti Area Unity Picnic & Rally presented by Fathers of Hope

Fathers of Hope Annual Picnic

Entertainment featuring John E. Lawrence and the John E. Lawrence Band

Kappa Black & White Ball: Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter

A2 Kappa Fundraiser

For More Info Contact: Darrell Washington 1-734-845-2721, Michael Kinloch 1-734-740-4054, Larry Davis 1-734-833-9181, or go to: www.kapsi.annarbor.org

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