Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:24pm
Mai-ly Tran and Andy Oh perform a duet at the FASA Open Mic at the Trotter Multicultural Center Friday.

About 50 students gathered Friday night in the Trotter Multicultural Center for the Filipino American Student Association’s first open mic night. The performance was divided into two parts:  scheduled performances and an open stage for anyone who wished to perform. Acts included singing, instrument playing, spoken poetry and stand-up comedy.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:23pm
Students in an interdisciplinary performance with Indian classical music and dance focusing on sexual assault awareness and self-empowerment of survivors in the South Asian community hosted by The South Asian Awareness Network and Michigan Sahana.

Bloom, an interdisciplinary performance that combined classical Indian song, dance and poetry with the discussion of sexual assault, took place Friday night in the Duderstadt Center Visual Studio. Hosted by the South Asian Awareness Network and Michigan Sahānā, Bloom promoted awareness surrounding sexual assault and the self-empowerment of survivors in the South Asian community.

Musicians and dancers from Michigan Sahānā, a student association of classical Indian artists at the University of Michigan, focused on the appreciation of the traditional art forms of India.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:09pm
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:51pm
Professor Adam Simon, Joshua MacDonald, Dominic Bednar, and Fern Macdougal, panelists at the Climate Action Movement event, speak about climate change activism, including challenges, ideas, and impacts, at Weil Hall Wednesday evening.

This Wednesday, the Climate Action Movement at the University of Michigan hosted an event focused on building the climate change movement on campus. Held in the Annenberg Auditorium at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the event attracted about 100 students, faculty and community members.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:49pm
Leah Laksmni Piepzna-Samarasinha, queer disabled femme poet, delivers a poetic keynote on advocacy and activism work at the UMMA Wednesday evening.

Tuesday night, a group of about 40 students, staff and Ann Arbor residents gathered in the University of Michigan Museum of Art to listen to Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a queer, disabled, non-binary femme writer, read from their book “Care Work” and address the intersection of people of color, queerness and disability.

“I saw that this was called a dialogue,” said Piepzna-Samarasinha. “But then my friend reminded me that it was just me on stage. So I thought, we should call it ‘Dreaming a disabled, queer, colored future.’”

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:40pm
Founder Qahwah House, Ibrahim Alhasbani, speaks on the creation of his Dearborn coffee business and its relationship with his native country Yemen in Tisch Hall Wednesday.

On Wednesday night, about 100 students attended the Yemeni Students’ Association’s event “Crisis, Commitment, and Coffee: A Yemeni American Story.” The event featured Ibrahim Alhasbani, a Yemeni Immigrant and the founder of Qahwah House, a coffee shop in Dearborn, Michigan. Qahwah House aims to teach their customers about the struggles of those living in Yemen, where the shop sources their coffee.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:13pm
Beth Gibbons, the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and Dr. Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Manager for the City of Ann Arbor, spoke on the impacts of climate change at the Ann Arbor District Library Tuesd

Eighth Sustainable Ann Arbor Series Focuses on Climate Change with Presentation, “Adapting to a Changing Climate”

On Tuesday night, the Ann Arbor District Library hosted a lecture titled “Adapting to a Changing Climate” as part of the eighth annual Sustainable Ann Arbor Series. The event consisted of conversations between leaders of local community organizations, business owners, government officials and residents on the topics of environmental sustainability and the challenges the Ann Arbor community faces in implementing its sustainability agendas.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:04pm
Danyelle J. Reynolds, assistant director for student learning and leadership at the Ginsberg Center, spoke about responsible voluntourism abroad in North Quad Residence Hall Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, The Quito Project held a workshop titled “Breaking the Barriers of Voluntourism: Engaging in Sustainable Cultural Humility Practices,” discussing the impact of voluntourism: a combination of tourism and volunteer work abroad. The workshop touched on the challenges of international volunteer work, which, according to the organizers, can sometimes be unsustainable and harm the communities it aims to help.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:40pm
Attorney Sean H. Donahue of the Washington, D.C.-based Law Firm Donahue, Goldberg & Weaver, LLP, gives a lecture on the rollback of climate protection acts by the Trump administration as a part of the ELPP Lecture Series Tuesday.

Sean Donahue, a lawyer whose focus area includes environmental litigation, discussed the President Donald Trump's administration’s efforts to deregulate key environmental policies at Hutchins Hall on Tuesday. The talk was organized for The Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series put on by the University of Michigan Law School.

Donahue’s firm, Donahue, Goldberg & Weaver, LLP, based in Washington D.C., focuses on Constitutional, environmental and civil rights litigation.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:25pm
Necto nightclub

I was startled by the flashing lights

that bounced to the beat on that cold night

their flickering, fidgeting rays

emitting the rainbow pass the thoughts in my psyche.


The dance floor mirrored the lights

lingering bodies filling the floor with

passionate hips, swaying on and off the beat

grinding bodies moving pass my lips.