League celebrates 75 years of serving women

In May 1929, the Michigan League opened its doors as the center
for women’s social, cultural and recreational activities on
campus. In celebration of Women’s History Month and the
League’s 75th anniversary, the League is sponsoring this
year’s Artemisia Women’s Forum which is titled
“Spectrum of Women: Celebrating the Empowered Woman in all of
Her Aspects.”

The forum will be held today from 5 to 11 p.m. in the League.
The keynote speaker will be Education Prof. Jana Nidiffer, who will
discuss women’s issues, empowerment and the formation of
allies. The annual event aims to educate, enlighten and inform the
campus about women’s issues and interests. It is free and
open to the public.

Event bridges gap between scientists,
environmentalists

The Environmental Justice and Global Climate Change student
group, the SNRE and the Department of Philosophy are holding a
conference this weekend titled “Just Climate? Pursuing
Environmental Justice in the Face of Global Climate Change.”
The conference will last from 8:30 a.m today to 3 p.m. Sunday. The
conference will begin in the School of Public Health, but at 12:30
p.m. today it will transfer to the Dana Building where the
remainder of the conference will be held.

The aim of the conference is to bridge the gap between the work
of scientists, academics, policy-makers, economists and activists
from communities around the world on issues of climate change and
environmental justice. The conference is free and open to the
public, but registration is required at
“http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/snre-ejcc”>www.sitemaker.umich.edu/snre-ejcc.

CNN medical correspondent lectures at ‘U’

Sanjay Gupta, a medical correspondent for CNN, will give the
keynote speech at the First Annual Asian American Health and
Cultural Fair tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Medical
Science II Building. A variety of workshops will be offered on
topics including mental health, yoga, health care interpretation,
racism and other Asian American health care issues. Participants
can register online at
“http://www.umich.edu/~uaamsa/culturalfair.html”>http://www.umich.edu/~uaamsa/culturalfair.html.

Music and dance highlight spread of Persian culture

The Persian Students Association presents “Donya:
Embedding Our Footprints in the World,” a show encompassing
the spread of the Persian culture and voice resulting from
Iran’s political climate. The event will be tomorrow at 7
p.m. at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

The Persian civilization encompasses the area that today is
Iran, Afghanistan and parts of other surrounding countries. The
show includes musical performances, skits and traditional and
contemporary Persian dances. Tickets are $9 for balcony seats and
$12 for floor seats at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, and $11
and $15 at the door.

Greek community holds silent auction for charity

As part of Greek Week, the silent auction will continue today
from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sophia B. Jones Room of the Michigan
Union. The Greek community will be auctioning off several items,
including Red Wings tickets, an autographed Joe Montana jersey,
Coach Carr coffee hour and an autographed Nolan Ryan baseball. For
those who can’t make the auction, bids can be sent by
e-mailing
“mailto:gwsilentauction@umich.edu”>gwsilentauction@umich.edu.
Participants who send in bids by e-mail will then receive updates.
All proceeds go to charity.

Economist discusses why Africa is poor

The Undergraduate Political Science Association is sponsoring
the Jack L. Walker Conference on Political Affairs, this year
titled “The Current State of Africa.”

The conference will be held Monday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the
Henderson Room of the Michigan League. The keynote speaker is
George Ayittey, an economist at American University and president
of The Free Africa Foundation. The event is open to the public, and
hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

— Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa
Benton

 

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