Forum to focus on worker rights, fair labor standards

A panel discussion titled “Monitoring International Labor Standards: Challenges for the Future,” will be held today in Schorling Auditorium at the School of Education at 7 p.m.

Speakers Auret van Heerden and Scott Nova will address the approaches of the Fair Labor Association and Workers Rights to supporting adequate international labor standards.

Lawrence Root, director of the University’s Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations and chair of the University’s Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights, will moderate the forum.

Fair to highlight different cultures

To provide an opportunity for the University community to celebrate diversity, student groups will host a culture fair on North Campus by sharing foods and traditions of different cultures. The fair will be held today in the Media Union Gallery at 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium event.

Professor to give media-based talk on “Mommy Wars”

Prof. Susan Douglas will explore how media images influence mothers to be at odds with each other and reinforce an ideology of “intensive mothering,” characterized by unattainable standards of devotion and perfection no mother can meet. The lecture, titled “The Mommy Wars: How the Media Turn Motherhood into a ‘Cat Fight,'” will be held today in the Michigan Union in the Pond Room at 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women.

Issues surrounding cloning, stem cells topic of luncheon

The 5th Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon titled “Engineering Bioethics: Critical Issues that Govern the Process of Improving Our Lives” will be held tomorrow in Lurie Engineering Center, room 1210 at noon. This program will focus on some of the ethical questions involving cloning, stem cell research and related technical areas. Panelists and participants will discuss the development of guidelines for those working to develop and apply the new technologies.

UHS holds teach-in on emergency contraception

A teach-in to educate students on emergency contraception, sponsored by Univeristy Health Service and will be held tomorrow in the Kuenzel Room in the Union at noon. Panelists will include Prof. Lisa Kane Low from UHS gynecology department and Katrina Mann from Students for Choice.

MSA, LSA-SG host affirmative action panel discussion

To educate students on Affirmative Action, the Michigan Student Assembly and LSA Student Government are hosting a panel discussion featuring former Univeristy Prof. Pat Gurin and Assistant General Counsel Johnathon Alger, to speak for the University’s case and University philosophy Prof. Carl Cohen and Center for Individual Rights PresidentTerrence Pell to speak against the University’s case. “Outlooks on Affirmative Action” will be held Thursday in 100 Hutchins Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Actor B.D. Wong to speak about racism, diversity

B.D. Wong, known as Father Ray Mukada on HBO’s “Oz” and Dr. Huang on NBC’s “Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit” will give a lecture on “All the World’s a Stage: Supporting the Transformation from Exclusion to Inclusion.” The lecture, which will focus on lessons Wong learned in order to survive and excel in his vocation, will be held Thursday in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 7 p.m. Wong first gained national attention with his Broadway debut starring in the celebrated “M. Butterfly,” for which he received a Tony Award. The event is sponsored by Dialogues on Diversity, Rackham Graduate School Housing Information and the Department of Theater and Drama.

-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter Carmen Johnson.

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