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  1. CASC Yoga »

    January 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Join CASC for a relaxing yoga session with certificed yoga instructor and CASC student, Carly Noah. Take of your mental and physical health with CASC. Check out our event on Facebook, too!

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  2. SSW Meeting - Emergency Preparedness Task Group »

    January 22, 2018 - 3:00am to 4:00am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  3. OGA GIS Mini Drop in Session »

    January 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The Office of Global Activities will be having mini drop-in sessions for students completing a Global Independent Study that want additional support and information, including funding, visas, flight information and more. Drop-in sessions will be held once a month starting in January.  All are welcomed to attend.

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  4. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee »

    January 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  5. Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism »

    January 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    How has the modern conservative movement thrived in spite of the lack of harmony among its constituent members? What, and who, holds together its large corporate interests, small-government libertarians, social and racial traditionalists, and evangelical Christians?

    In his new book, Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism (Stanford University Press, 2017), Jeffrey R. Dudas, pursues these questions through a cultural study of three iconic conservative figures: National Review editor William F. Buckley, Jr., President Ronald Reagan, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Examining their papers, writings, and rhetoric, Dudas identifies what he terms a "paternal rights discourse"—the arguments about fatherhood and rights that permeate their personal lives and political visions.

    For each, paternal discipline was crucial to producing autonomous citizens worthy and capable of self-governance. This paternalist logic is the cohesive agent for an entire conservative movement, uniting its celebration of "founding fathers," past and present, constitutional and biological. Yet this discourse produces a paradox: When do authoritative fathers transfer their rights to these well-raised citizens? This duality propels conservative politics forward with unruly results. The mythology of these American fathers gives conservatives something, and someone, to believe in—and therein lies its timeless appeal.

    Jeffrey R. Dudas is Associate Professor of Political Science and Affiliate Faculty of American Studies at the University of Connecticut. He specializes in the areas of American law, politics, and culture and focuses, in particular, on the many facets of the American politics of rights.

    Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology, Department of Women's Studies, and History Department

    Event Accessibility: Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). Power doors are at every accessible entrance. Gender neutral restroom on 1st floor. Questions? Contact

    Book sales provided by Common Language Bookstore

  6. Learning Community on Poverty and Inequality (LCPI) Event with Congressman Dan Kildee and John Gallagher Learning Community on Poverty and Inequality (LCPI) Event with Congressman Dan Kildee and John Gallagher »

    January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    This event will feature presentations by Dan Kildee, U.S. Representative for Michigan's Fifth Congressional District, and John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press Business Writer, regarding the Flint water crisis, emergency management law, developments in Flint other urban areas (e.g., Detroit) impacted by lack of employment deindustrialization. Q & A will follow after the presentations.

    The even is open to the public.

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  7. High Stakes Culture: What Does It Mean to Take a Knee? »

    January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    In the last few months a series of “culture wars” have been ignited across the country. Activists from all points of the political spectrum, even the President of the United States himself, are turning to beloved cultural objects to stake a claim for their differing beliefs in a politically fraught moment. Black athletes are taking a knee. Anti-immigration voters are rallying for a wall. Long-standing Confederate monuments are coming down.

    What is at stake in the ways we understand culture and cultural conflict? High Stakes Culture is a new series, presented by the Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory, that brings humanities perspectives to bear on current debates. Join us as we ask: How and why does culture matter so much now?

    Join the conversation as humanities scholars Angela Dillard (Afroamerican and African studies and Residential College), Matthew Countryman (history and American culture), Mark Clague (music), and Kristin Hass (American culture) tackle these questions and others you might have about high stakesculture now.

    When did sports and patriotism become so deeply linked?
    Has the flag always been viewed as sacred and purely a symbol of the armed forces?
    Where did the national anthem come from, and have people always stood when it is played?
    Who gets to decide what symbols deserve respect and what counts as a gesture of respect?

  8. Teaching Support: Drop-In Instructor Session  »

    January 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am

    This fall, the SSW is hosting a regular series of support activities around teaching. These have been designed as a result of requests from faculty. 

    Drop-in instructor sessions. These sessions may have loose topics but will be largely open for instructors to ask questions and give/gain support from peers around teaching. These sessions will be held monthly. A bluejeans call in option will be available.

    These sessions are available to all course instructors. A schedule of dates and events is below.  

    Drop in Sessions:

    9/14/2017, 4:30-5:30 pm

    10/25/2017, 8:30-9:30 am

    11/30/2017, 4:30-5:30

    1/24/2018, 8:30-9:30

    3/14/2018, 4:30-5:30

    4/18/2018, 8:30-9:30

  9. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds: School of Social Work MLK Symposium Lecture Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds: School of Social Work MLK Symposium Lecture »

    January 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The School of Social Work invites the community to a lecture by adrienne maree brown, inspired by her most recent publication, “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds”.

    Emergent Strategy presents a visionary tapestry of grassroots organizing practices, principles, and tools that advance transformational growth through interdependent human interactions. Inspired by the collaborative possibilities evident in diverse and complex environmental ecosystems, her lecture will explore ways in which social justice advocates, organizers, activists and facilitators can embrace iterative pathways toward liberation, that are harnessed by intentional adaptations, and relational models of change.

    adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. She attended the Clarion Sci Fi Writers Workshop and the Hedgebrook Writers Residency in 2015, and Voices of Our Nation in 2014 as part of the inaugural Speculative Fiction Workshop. She was a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2013 and 2015 Knights Arts Challenge winner, writing and generating science fiction in and about Detroit. She was the Ursula Le Guin Feminist Sci Fi Fellow, and a Sundance/Time Warner 2016 Artist Grant Recipient.

    Book signing will be hosted 1:30 - 2:00PM.

    Book purchase will be available from 12:00 - 2:00PM

    Co-sponored by: The School of Social Work Community Action Research Learning Community, The Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Allied Media Projects, and Literati Bookstore

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  10. Tools for Emergent Strategy Facilitation: The Practice of Intersectional Organizing »

    January 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    School of Social Work Community Action Research Learning Community Organizer Training

    Led by adrienne maree brown, the following interactive skill based workshop will center emergent strategy facilitation techniques through an intersectional organizing framework.  Adopting the four core elements of emergent facilitation described in her most recent publication, trust the people, principles, protocols and consensus will be discussed, presented, and practiced through presentation, dialogue, and reflective exercises. The workshop will serve as a tool for the creation and sustainability of organizational alliances, coalitions, collectives, and networks that advance principles of intersectionality toward social change.

    Co-sponsored by the Community Action Social Change Undergraduate Minor Program, and Allied Media Projects.

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