Gandhi Day provides volunteer opportunities

Hundreds of student volunteers will take on numerous volunteer
projects across Southeast Michigan communities tomorrow in the
annual Gandhi Day of Service.

The activities will begin at 10 a.m. — participants meet
in the Chemistry Building’s atrium — and volunteers
will return to Ann Arbor at 4 p.m. Interested students can register
for the event at
“http://uuis.umich.edu/ginsberg/serve/gandhi-form.cfm?EventID=2”>http://uuis.umich.edu/ginsberg/serve/gandhi-form.cfm?EventID=2.

Gandhi Day, sponsored by the Indian American Students
Association and SPARK, celebrates the life of Mohandas Gandhi,
whose nonviolent resistance earned India independence from Great
Britain.

Lectures examine Ann Arbor’s ‘Black English
Case’

Two panels this weekend will look back at the “Black
English Case,” a 1979 trial in which black elementary
students sued the Ann Arbor School District for discrimination for
not teaching a black dialect of English.

The first panel, taking place today at 4:30 p.m. in Auditorium 3
of the Modern Languages Building, will look back at the case. The
second, tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the same location, will consider the
trial’s effects on sociolinguistics.

 

CRIME NOTES

Spray-paint vandal strikes East Quad

A caller reported to the Department of Public Safety Wednesday
morning that his room in East Quad Residence Hall was vandalized.
The student said an unknown person spray-painted the room.

Donation box destroyed in Markley Hall

A caller from Mary Markley Residence Hall reported to DPS
Wednesday morning that a donation box was damaged in Burnham House.
Money might have been taken from it, the caller said.

Money, credit cards stolen from CCRB court

Money and credit cards were stolen from a court in the Central
Campus Recreation Building, a caller reported Wednesday morning.
The caller said the cards and money were stolen while they were
left unattended at the court.

 

THIS DAY IN DAILY HISTORY

Law School journal named censor of year

Oct. 1, 1993 — The American Civil Liberties Union named
University Law School publication the “Arts Censor of the
Year.”

The Michigan Journal of Gender and Law received the award
— which the ACLU began giving out in an attempt to call
attention to restrictions on speech and artistic expression —
in connection with a censorship controversy dating back to last
October.

The ACLU pinpointed the journal for requesting that Ann Arbor
artist Carol Jacobsen remove a videotape from her display at a law
school conference on prostitution. Student organizers claimed
images in the video were taken from pornographic films. Jacobsen
said her exhibit, “Porn’im’age’ry:
Picturing Prostitutes,” intended to give voice to
prostitutes, including documentary interviews.

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