“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.

Eastern Michigan University’s Film Series showing, “A Better Life”

Wed Feb 3, 2016

Lens Wide Open Film Series: A Better Life

5:00 PM

Halle Library Auditorium

Cost: Free

Open to the public

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. 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.

Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine Photography Critic and Author, Will Give A Reading At Eastern Michigan University

Teju Cole

Teju Cole

 

TEJU COLE is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine.

He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award, and a novel, Open City, which also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature.

Teju Cole has contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Qarrtsiluni, the Financial Times, the Atlantic, Granta, Aperture, Transition, A Public Space, the New Inquiry, and several other magazines. He is currently at work on a book-length non-fiction narrative of Lagos, and is engaged in curatorial projects. His photography has been exhibited in India and the US, published in a number of journals, and will be the subject of a solo exhibition in Italy. He has lectured widely, from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to Twitter Headquarters, and gave the 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics at Duke University. He was awarded the 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction.  http://www.tejucole.com

Teju Cole will be reading a selection from one of his writings and hosting a Q&A session.

Wed Mar 9, 2016

7:00 PM

Student Center Auditorium

Cost: Free

Open to the public

345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.487.3045

campuslife@emich.edu

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

Tanya Tagaq, Inuit Throat Singer to Appear in Ann Arbor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:30 pm

With Tanya Tagaq, ancient meets modern in provocative, powerful ways. This spellbinding performance features the Inuit throat singer accompanying a screening of “Nanook of the North” (1922) with a live score. Her mixed-media performance reclaims the controversial classic — considered the first feature-length documentary — capturing the sense of the sound of the Arctic spaces shown in the film and adding tremendous feeling and depth to the complex mix of beautiful representations and racially charged clichés. An Inuit throat singer from Nunavut, Canada, Tanya Tagaq has a voice capable of full-bodied and animalistic low  s, and breathtaking grunts and growls. She is an outspoken advocate of aboriginal rights and equality, weaving her musical and political tones into emotive, sensual, and complex compositions and improvisations that raise a fist of protest with no words at all.  University Musical Society

Reviews:

Tagaq’s music is unnerving and exquisite, rooted in Inuit throat singing, but also influenced by electronica, industrial, and metal. It is a style that she has perfected through collaborations with Björk and that invokes Meredith Monk’s vocal innovations. Winner of the 2014 Polaris Prize for “Album of the Year” (she beat out Drake and Arcade Fire), Tanya Tagaq makes her UMS debut in this one-night only event after acclaimed appearances at the Bonnaroo and SXSW festivals.  “Nobody, anywhere, sounds like she does.” (Globe and Mail)

                       Tanya Tagaq website

Tune In with UMS for a brief pre-performance talk. Just 15 minutes long, this Tune In will offer interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about, listening to, and watching the performance. Tuesday, February 2, 7 pm at Michigan League Henderson Room (3rd floor).

 

 

 

Lisa Fischer “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Breakout Star Coming to UMS

 

Lisa Fischer & Baton

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

 

Lisa Fischer is best known for her Grammy award-winning, number 1 hit single, “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She also won the Grammy for “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female,” an honor she shared with Patti LaBelle. She’s a legendary background singer, who’s been mentored by Luther Vandross and is cherished by Mick Jagger. Her career is captured in the 2013, Oscar-winning documentary, “2o Feet From Stardom.”

Grand Baton describes their genre as: Caribbean Beats & Heavy Rock / Dubstep / Noises / Bit-crushed Guitars

- “By any measure of talent and accomplishment, Lisa Fischer is a superstar. Yet, if you do not know her name, it’s likely because she has spent the vast majority of her professional career as a backup singer for Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti, and countless others. As one of the top session and backup singers, she’s featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and also celebrated for her live concert duets of “Gimme Shelter” with Mick Jagger, which have received millions of hits on YouTube. Her astonishing range, spot-on intonation, mastery of the stage, and infectious sweet smile make her the go-to singer for the likes of Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin. After winning Grammy Awards for “Best Female R&B Performance” (1992) and “Best Music Film,” she is putting together her own band and claiming her well-deserved place center stage.” ums.org/performances

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Michigan Theater  

 

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

“Comedy, Humor, and Laughter” with Actor-Comedian Tatanka Means

Tatanka Means Actor

Tatanka Means
Actor

 

Tatanka Means Actor & Comedian

Tatanka Means
Comedian

“Comedy, Humor, and Laughter: The Traditional Way”

Actor-Comedian Tatanka Means will discuss his life and career as an award-winning actor, stand-up comedian, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. Means represents the Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navajo Nations. 

“His most recent movie credits include feature films “The Host,” “A Million Ways To Die In The West,”  and “Tiger Eyes.” Means has also guest starred on “Banshee,” “The Night Shift,” and “Killer Women by Executive Producer Sofia Vergara.

The free talk is Tuesday, November 3rd, in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti.”  The Ann Arbor News

Veterans Of Color Symposium and Reception

Veterans of color reception at UM

Ann Arbor NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

 

Ann Arbor Branch NAACP

Freedom Fund Dinner 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

4:00 p.m.  

Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel

Theme: “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice”


DrRoddLMonts

  Speaker: Rodd L. Monts, Field Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan

            Tickets - $50.00

Tickets may be reserved by calling the NAACP answering service:

(734) 761-9084

          Please support a Freedom Fund Scholar for $35.00

*All contributions received by October 27, 2015,

will be noted in the program.

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