Muslim leader to speak on Islam’s image in
America

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the Muslim
American Society, will be speaking on Islam’s image in the
United States on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
The title of his talk is “Correcting Islam’s Image: The
Balance Between Living a Life of Faith and Addressing Material
Needs.”

Mohammed is the son of the late Elijah Muhammad, leader of the
Nation of Islam from the 1950s to 1975. Mohammed succeeded his
father as leader and is credited for working to reform the group
and bringing followers to mainstream Islam. Mohammed was also the
first Muslim to deliver an invocation to the U.S. Senate in
1992.

The Muslim Graduate Student Association, the Muslim Students
Association and the Islamic Education Society will sponsor the
event.

Panel to remember WWII internment camp experiences

A panel of Japanese Americans will discuss their internment camp
experiences during World War II on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the
Wolverine Room of the Michigan Union. The event commemorates the
62nd anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s issuance
of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the confinement of over
110,000 Japanese Americans into government-sponsored concentration
camps. Feb. 19 has been termed a “day of remembrance”
by Japanese Americans.

The panelists will also speak about how they rebuilt their lives
in the Detroit area during the post-war years. The guest speakers
are Mary Kamidoi, Nob Shimokochi and Toshi Shimoura, survivors of
the internment camps who now live in Detroit. The Asian/Pacific
Islander American Studies Program and the United Asian American
Organizations will sponsor the event.

Music prof to speak on music-body relation

Evan Chambers, chair of the Composition Department in the School
of Music, will speak about music as a form of massage today at noon
in the Osterman Common Room of the Rackham building. His lecture
will compare music and patterns of muscle tension. He will relate
this topic to “Oh Say Grim Death,” a song that he wrote
last year.

Chambers is a traditional Irish fiddler as well as a composer,
and his work has roots in folk music. This talk is part of the
Artists-at-Work Series and is sponsored by the Institute for the
Humanities.

Film screening to focus on animal, human relations

The Michigan Animal Rights Society will sponsor a film screening
of the documentary “Peaceable Kingdom” today at 7 p.m.
in the Michigan League. The film explores the interconnected lives
of humans and animals. It also addresses the way animals are viewed
by society and offers a vision that a more peaceful world is within
the reach of society. A discussion will follow the conclusion of
the film.

LGBT office to show film on racism, homophobia

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs
will host a discussion on the film “Tongues Untied”
Thursday at 4 p.m. in room 3200 of the Michigan Union. The film is
a controversial, political film about racism and homophobia in the
United States. Originally aired by the Public Broadcasting Service,
the film uses many artistic forms, including poetry, music and oral
history, to reveal prejudices faced by black gays. A discussion
will follow the film and refreshments will be provided.

Author to read memoir on father-son relationship

The English Department will present a poetry and memoir reading
by Sebastian Matthews Thursday at 5 p.m. in room D1270 of Davidson
Hall. Matthews is the son of poet William Matthews, who wrote
autobiographical verse and died in 1997.

He has co-edited several of his father’s essays,
interviews and poetry collections. He also published a memoir
called “In My Father’s Footsteps” in January that
explores his father’s weaknesses — including heavy
drinking, smoking and many affairs — and struggles to come to
terms with his relationship with his father.

Matthews is a professor at Warren Wilson College in Asheville,
N.C. This event is part of the Visiting Writers Series.

—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Mona Rafeeq.

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