“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.

Eastern Michigan University ‘Skate Night’

Mon Feb 15, 2016

Campus Life Roller Rink

From 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Eastern Michigan University

Student Center – Ballroom

345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr.,

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734.487.3045

 campuslife@emich.edu

Cost: Free

Open to the public

Have a skate date on our very own roller rink at the Student Center! This event is free. Skates are provided.

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

“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:

Additional Information:

 

 

 

NAAPID at Night

 

 

NAAPID AT NIGHT 2016 jpeg flyerJoin us for a Special 20th Anniversary Celebration of NAAPID: National African American Parent Involvement Day….at Night.

February 8, 2016 – 6 P.M.

Ypsilanti Community Middle School Auditorium

235 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Ayinde Jean Baptiste Gifted orator, writer, and strategist, Ayinde Jean Baptiste gained national attention as a 12-year old speaker at the 1995 Million Man March. His speech was the motivating factor for Joseph Dulin to launch National African American Parent Involvement Day. At 14-years old, Ayinde was invited to and spoke at Pioneer H.S. for the 1998 NAAPID kickoff event. Now, 18 years later he returns as the keynote speaker for “NAAPID at Night” to reflect, remind, and renew the call to action. You won’t want to miss this 20th anniversary of NAPPID and hear Mr. Baptiste’s spellbinding message of truth and hope.

There will be a student talent showcase and a reception following to meet Mr. Baptiste. Light refreshments will be served.

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

John E. Lawrence presents the “Magic of Christmas” Holiday Concert

image.jpg“Magic of Christmas” is a holiday concert presented by master guitarist, John E Lawrence, and featuring the Power Band, with special guests. Tickets are $25.00. The show runs from 7-9pm in the Towsley Auditorium, at the Morris Lawrence Building, of Washtenaw Community College. All proceeds benefit the children’s programming of *All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.     
This Saturday’s concert will be a homecoming of sorts for Lawrence, who retired last year as the former Director of Music Performance, at Washtenaw Community College. Come out and catch up with John E. Lawrence and his Power Band!

*ATAMI produces “Standing On The Shoulders of Giants,” a yearly, children’s theatrical production, based on the lives of different, local, African American leaders. 

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“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

The Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Inc. Supports Local Early Childhood Literacy Program

Kimmie Horne performs with her band at the Ann Arbor Links fundraiser

Kimmie Horne performs with her band at the Ann Arbor Links fundraiser

The Ann Arbor Chapter of The Links, Incorporated raised over $20,000 through its fundraiser: An Elegant Summer Evening, held at the Polo Fields of Ann Arbor, on August 23rd.

The proceeds will mainly benefit the Washtenaw County Imagination Library. The library provides free books, monthly, to children up to five years old, living in the 48197 and 48198 zip codes. Over 1000 children are currently being served by this program.

The Ann Arbor Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has been serving Washtenaw County for 36 years, providing programming in the area of Services To Youth, The Arts, National Trends, International Trends, and Health and Human Services. For more information go to www.annarborchapterlinks.com

Press Release regarding the Ann Arbor Links’ successful summer fundraiser.

 

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