Lecture focuses on church and China nationalism

Emeritus history Prof. Ernie Young will speak on Catholic
missions and Chinese nationalism in the 19th and early 20th
centuries today at noon in room 1636 of the School of Social Work
Building. Sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies as part of
its Noon Lecture Series, the title of the lecture is
“Catholic Missions and Nationalism in the Era of the Unequal
Treaties.”

Students speak on Islam, Arab Americans

Rackham student Mucahit Bilici and Public Health student Sawsan
Abdulrahim will present a dual lecture today at 7:30 p.m. in room
3050 of the Frieze Building. Bilici will speak on Arabs in America
and representations of Islam after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Abdulrahim will address questions of Arab American identity and
whiteness. The Muslim Graduate Students Association will sponsor
the event.

Civil rights activist to hold lecture, show
documentary

The documentary “A Civil Rights Journey” will be
shown today at 8 p.m. in the Michigan League Underground. The film
records the civil rights movement in Huntsville, Ala. from 1962 to
1963, as seen through the eyes of civil rights activist Sonnie
Hereford. Footage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches to the
Huntsville leaders is also included. Sponsored by Dialogues on
Diversity, the program will be followed by a question-and-answer
session with Hereford and refreshments will be provided.

Hereford is the leader of what is considered one of the most
successful civil rights protests in Alabama history. In 1963, he
and the Community Services Commission sued the Huntsville School
Board on behalf of his son and four other students, resulting in
the first desegregated school in Alabama history. Hereford used
psychological tactics and nonviolent, peaceful protests to get his
messages across to opponents of desegregation.

Diag vigil honors cancer victims

In accordance with Cancer Awareness Week, a candlelight vigil
will be held today at 8 p.m. on the Diag. English Prof. Macklin
Smith and LSA student Aaron Viny will share their personal cancer
stories. Performances by The Harmonettes and The Michigan
Men’s Glee Club will also be featured.

Health strategies are focus of annual conference

The University’s Health Management Research Center will
sponsor its annual conference tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. at the
Michigan League. The theme of the conference is “The Value of
Health” and it will focus on strategies to increase
participation in workplace wellness programs.

Health management specialists will include Sheila Calhoun of
Pfizer Inc., Beth Spyke of Sparrow Health Education and Steve
Cherniak and William Sullivan from the United Auto Workers-Ford
Motor Company.

Speaker talks on gender themes in new media art

The Center for Japanese Studies will feature a lecture by
University of Montreal Prof. Livia Monnet Thursday at noon in room
1636 of the School of Social Work Building.

The title of the lecture is “Technohorror’s Time
Machine” and Monnet will explore themes of gender, history
and the uncanny in women’s new media art.

Monnet is a professor of comparative literature, film and media
studies at the University of Montreal. Her publications cover a
wide range of areas, including the literature and culture of
Japanese women, feminist theories, the feminist cinema and queer
studies.

Talk remembers labor’s challenge to
corporations

As part of the corporate accountability series, Dan Clawson,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Sociology prof. and author,
will have an open discussion with Detroit labor leader Ronald
Wagner Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 1636 of the School of Social Work
Building.

The two speakers will address the necessity for labor to join
with other social movements concerned with race, gender and global
justice in order to challenge corporate power.

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Mona Rafeeq

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