Location: 2022 Thayer Building
Hittite talliya - “invoke, entreat” (?)
and Related Problems.
A. Richard Diebold Professor of Indo-European Studies
& Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and
Interdepartmental Program in Indo-European Studies
Monday March 24, 2008
4:00 PM, 2022 Thayer Building
Location: Room 1636 International Institute / SSWB
Friday, March 21, 6:00pm–9:45pm
Pre-film dinner at 6:00pm, films start at 7:00pm
Room 1636 International Institute / SSWB
“The Die is Caste”: Ranjan Kamath's powerful and at times harrowing examination of caste-based politics and violence in Bihar over the last three decades. A must-see film for anyone interested in contemporary caste relations in India.
“We Are Not Monkeys”: Anand Patwardhan's modern musical reinterpretation of the Ramayana from a Dalit perspective.
“Bioscopewallah”: A short but moving portrait of an 85 year old Dalit street entertainer in Maharashtra, at once a reminiscence and a comment on the passing of an era in the Indian imagination. Director Prashant Kadam will be in attendance.
Please join us for a dinner reception at 6pm, before the films are screened, to meet Director Prashant Kadam and prospective graduate students. All are invited to the dinner!
Location: Kuenzel Room, Union
Behind the Label: Sweatshop Workers Speak Out
Kuenzel Room, Union
3 to 4:30 pm
SOLE is grateful for the opportunity to host Manuel Pujols and Julio Castillo. They are from TOS Dominicana, a textile factory owned and operated by Hanesbrand, Inc. which supplies blank t-shirts to numerous university licensees, including U of M. Recent violations at TOS Dominicana documented by the Worker's Rights Consortium, a credible independent monitoring organization, include unlawful coercion of workers to sign new employment contracts and complaint waivers reducing workers' employment rights and benefits, forced and unpaid overtime, failure to pay the legally mandated premium for work at night, verbal harassment and abuse, and the use of a range of illegal means to thwart workers' efforts to exercise their associational rights. These serious violations of domestic law and university codes of conduct will continue until sweatshop workers are given a voice. Join SOLE and our generous co-sponsors to give Manuel Pujols and Julio Castillo a chance to share their experiences and answer our questions.
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International, F-Word, Human Rights Through Education, Migrant Immigrant Rights Awareness, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Inter-Humanitarians Council, MSA Peace and Justice Commission, Proyecto Avance: Latino Mentoring Association, Student World Assembly, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, and The Ginsberg Center.
Location: Pendleton Rm, Michigan Union
“Affirmative Action from the A/PIA Perspective,” presented by Evelyn Hu
DeHart as part of the MESA Distinguished Lecture Series
Pendleton Rm, Michigan Union @ 6:00PM with a reception to follow at 7:30pm
in the same room.
For more information, check out:
Location: Alumni Center
Real Life 101
Location: Pond Room, Michigan Union
SOA Movie Evening: On the Line
Pond Room, Michigan Union
TIME CORRECTION: 6 to 8 pm
On the Line is an inside look at the people behind one of the largest nonviolent movements in American today: the movement to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC, a U.S. Army school that trains Latin American soldiers. In a world where politics, passion, and Constitutional rights collide, protesters discuss their activism, the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, and the challenges of protesting since 9/11. See onthelinefilm.com for more information.
Sponsored by the MSA Peace and Justice Commission; co-sponsored by the SOLE, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and the University Arts and Programming Office.
Location: 1018 Dow
Talk by Sandia Laboratories
Location: 2246 SRB Aud
AOSS major Info session
Location: Alumni Center
Lecture: For Better or Worse: The Perils and Promises for Global Press Freedom in the 21st Century
The program will open with a reception at 5 p.m.
Speaker/Performer: Fara Warner, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism
Date: March 19, 2008,
Location: Alumni Center, Founder's Room (more info)
Sponsored by: Department of Communications Studies
Location: Henderson Room, Michigan League
State of the Campus Worker- Henderson Room, Michigan League- 4:30 to 6 pm-
Come to a public forum with speakers from the various campus labor unions of the All-Campus Labor Council to talk about specific issues facing workers here at the University of Michigan, including:
* Health Care
* Outsourcing/temp worker hiring
* Cost of living wages
* The potential "Right-to-Work" State Initiative
* Job classification
It will be an opportunity for students and workers in the campus community to come together to learn about the struggles of organized labor here to ensure a decent workplace and to learn how we can support them.
RSVP for the forum at: