Transgender author talks on “becoming

The keynote speech for National Coming Out Week will be
delivered by Jamison Green, transgender activist and author of the
autobiography “Becoming a Visible Man.” Green will
speak at 7 p.m. today in room 100 of Hutchins Hall in the Law

Volunteer group to hold info session

Students interested in participating in an Alternative Spring
Break should go to an informational meeting today at 7 p.m. in the
Michigan Room of the Michigan League. Alternative Spring Break is
an opportunity to spend spring break doing volunteer work in
various parts of the country.

The informational meeting tonight will give an overview of the
application process as well as discuss various issues dealt with on
the trips, such as urban poverty, AIDS and HIV and immigration.
Anyone interested in more information should go to

Candidate forum examines mental health platforms

The Washtenaw County division of the National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill will host a “Meet the legislators and candidates
night” tonight. Candidates for federal, state, county and
local offices on the ballot in Washtenaw County have been invited
to make short presentations and field questions. Washtenaw County
Health Organization Director Kathy Reynolds will open the event by
giving an overview of the state’s mental health system. The
event is free and will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St.
Clare’s Episcopal Church at 2309 Packard St. Anyone
interested should call 994-6611.

Prof discusses Rwanda response

Jose Kagabo, visiting professor of African studies in the Center
for the Humanities, will speak today from noon to 1:30 p.m. about
the failure of the international community to respond to the
Rwandan genocide. Kagabo will speak in the Osterman Common Room of
Rackham Graduate School.

Crime Notes

Police respond to stadium news flash

The Department of Public Safety was called to the press box in
Michigan Stadium Saturday afternoon because of a report of indecent
exposure. The person was gone by the time police arrived.

Toy gun gets one ejected from football game

A person at Saturday’s Michigan-Minnesota football game
was ejected from Michigan Stadium for disorderly conduct Saturday
afternoon. DPS was called because the person was wielding a toy

This Day in Daily History

Graduate students protest lack of affirmative action

Oct. 11, 1975 — Members of the Graduate Employees’
Organization held a rally on the Diag to protest the University for
“dragging its feet” on affirmative action policies
negotiated in the GEO contract. Under the contract, the University
was supposed to undertake a “good faith effort” to
remedy gender and racial discrepancies in graduate student
employment by September 1975. By October, the University had not
yet finished collecting gender and racial data and had not begun
devising a program to address the discrepancies. GEO was in the
process of creating its own affirmative action plan.

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