Group to appeal for clemency for battered women

The Michigan Battered Women’s Clemency Project is holding a forum titled “Not Just a Number” to appeal for clemency for women who are doing time for committing crimes to protect themselves from abusive partners.

The forum — which includes the family and friends of 20 female inmates and state Sen. Liz Brater — will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in Anderson Room D of the Michigan Union. The event — being held in conjunction with the Prison Creative Arts Project — is sponsored by the Michigan Student Assembly.

 

Panel discussion to address sex in U.S.

Consider magazine is presenting a panel discussion titled “Sex, American Values and American Culture” from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Pendelton Room of the Michigan Union. The panelists will address how sex is depicted in the media and how American attitudes toward sex are manifested in the political arena, among other issues.

 

Prof to give talk on responses to globalization

Maylei Blackwell, professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, will give a lecture titled “Tongues of Fire” at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Museum of Art.

The lecture will explore how racial and gender differences affect the organization of women of color in the United States and indigenous women in Mexico to resist the effects of globalization.

 

Event to address social identity

The Program on Intergroup Relations is sponsoring a free discussion where Residence Hall staff will discuss how they deal with issues of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion in University housing. The lunch is being held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Michigan Student Assembly chambers of the Michigan Union.

 

Crime Notes

Computer stolen from sidewalk

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Thursday evening that a computer was stolen from the sidewalk outside of the North Ingalls Building while left unattended. Currently, there are no suspects.

 

Caller reports fire on North Campus

A caller reported to DPS Saturday that he was driving home and saw a bush and some grass on fire near the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building on the corner of Beal Street and Hayward Street.

The caller further stated that the flames were roughly five feet tall and that he did not see anyone near the fire. DPS units reported to the scene and were unable to locate a fire in the area or any damages.

 

This Day In Daily History

Students look into research contracts

March 28, 1982 — University students, along with activists in Ann Arbor and at other schools, took a step forward in investigating research contracts awarded by the Department of Defense.

The movement, which includes students from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University, managed to get the University’s attention regarding classified DOD contracts. University executive officers and the Faculty Senate will be discussing the expansion of a policy stating that the University will not accept classified contracts that could result in the loss of human life.

The University said it has no contracts that violate this policy.

Sam Day, a member of the Madison-based Wisconsin Peace Conversion Project, is getting University students across the U.S. to investigate the issue.

 

Corrections

An article on page 1 of Friday’s edition of the Daily should have identified Jeremy Phillips as a University janitor.

Please report any error in the Daily to corrections@michigandaily.com

 

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