Rally protests against rape, sexual violence

The Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape and University Women
Against Rape will hold the 25th annual “Take Back the
Night” tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the Diag. The rally will feature
a variety of speakers.

This year’s keynote address will be given by survivor and
activist Sara Ylen, whose story of survival and the aftermath of
her sexual assault led to a series of articles in the The Times
Herald, a newspaper in Port Huron.

A march will directly follow the rally to protest sexual
victimization in all forms. During the march, Men Against Violence
Against Women will host a dialogue as an alternative event for men
who do not want to participate in the march.

“Take Back the Night” strives to provide an
environment of healing, to create a community free of sexualized
violence and to raise awareness of the ways sexualized violence is
a force used to perpetrate oppression. Child care will be
available.

Prof: Life may have begun on Mars, moved to Earth

The Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics will host Paul
Davies, a professor of natural philosophy at Macquarie University
in Sydney, Australia, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Business
School’s Hale Auditorium. Davies’s lecture, titled
“Did Life Come From Mars?”, will discuss the origin of
life.

Davies, an internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist,
astrobiologist and writer, has championed the theory that life may
have started on Mars and then moved to Earth by hitching a ride in
rocks blasted from Mars by comet impacts. In his lecture, Davies
will explain why Mars was a more favorable environment for life to
get started, and why it may still harbor life today.

A reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Glee Club holds spring concert

The Men’s Glee Club with the Friars will present their
144th annual spring concert tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 764-1448. Reserved seating
spans the main floor and mezzanine of Hill, and student-price seats
are in the balcony.

Reserved seats close to the center are $15; others are $13 and
are generally toward the wings. Student tickets are $5 with a valid
student ID.

Conference seeks to examine ways to reduce poverty

The William Davidson Institute, the Law School’s Center
for International and Comparative Law and the John M. Olin Center
for Law & Economics will host the “Globalization, Law and
Development Conference” this weekend.

The conference will be today from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m., tomorrow
from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 250
in the Law School’s Hutchens Hall.

Keynote speakers will be U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and
Daniel Kaufmann, director for global governance at the World
Bank.

Discussion at the conference will center on three critical
components of the “Millennium Development Goals” set
out by the United Nations to reduce global poverty by 2020.

Minority groups work to deter stereotypes

The United Asian American Organizations will hold their first
Advocacy Night tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 2105A of the
Michigan Union. The event, titled “Minority Stereotypes and
Media Portrayals,” will include a panel of student leaders
representing the Asian Pacific American, Hispanic, black, Native
American and gay communities.

They will be presenting issues involving stereotypes and media
representations of their respective communities. An open forum will
follow, and drinks and snacks will be provided.

A cappella concert features disco tunes

Dicks & Janes, a co-ed a cappella group, will present their
2004 spring concert tonight at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Union
Ballroom. General admission for the concert, “Disco
DJ’s,” is $8 and student tickets are $5.

—Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Melissa
Benton

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