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Friday, February 7th

Olympic Ceremonies Watch Party! 7pm  in the Benz!


Tuesday, February 4th

Telling the Untold Truth: Confronting the myths to change the narrative of sexualized violence; 7-9pm, Michigan Room (League)

A dialogue on the hyper-sexualization of black men in the media. Presented by SAPAC and HEADS

Wednesday, February 7th

Ethics & Politics of Humanitarian Intervention; 7pm, Rackham Amphitheater

As part of an ongoing speaker series on Human Rights in Conflict, this panel featuring Dr. Eric Heinze, author of Waging Humanitarian War: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, and Megan Schmidt of the International Coalition for Responsibility to Protect will ask questions such as; when is intervention necessary? What responsibility does the international community have to prevent atrocities? How do we engage in countries facing crises such as Syria or South Sudan? Presented by Human Rights Through Education and International Policy Students Association  

Thursday, February 6th

Sweetland Word2: Writer to Writer with Professor Maria Cotera; 5-6pm, Literati Bookstore (124 E Washington St.)

The Sweetland Word²: Writer to Writer series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing. Word² pairs one esteemed University professor with Sweetland faculty member and WCBN Living Writers host T Hetzel for a conversation about writing.

This session features a conversation with Maria Cotera, Associate Professor of American Culture, Latina/o Studies, and Women’s Studies. Her work focuses on US/Third-World feminist theory, Latina feminism, and the intellectual genealogies of women of color. Her book Native Speakers: Ella Cara Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovila Gonzalez Mireles and the Poetics of Culture won the NWSA Gloria Anzaldua Prize. Professor Cotera is currently working on a book titled Chicana por mi Raza: The Hidden History of Chicanas in the Second Wave.

Professor Cotera will answer questions about her own writing practices, including how she decides on a focus, what she does when she gets stuck, and how she meets deadlines. She will also talk about what she looks for in student writing, and what she thinks students ought to know about writing. If there's anything you've ever wanted to ask a professor about writing, Word² gives you the chance.


DC Internships through the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

2014 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 7 - August 1, 2014
Priority Deadline: February 10th
Are you ready to make a difference in the community this summer? Spend your summer in Washington, DC with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service and you will:   
·         Intern in some of Washington, DC's most exciting nonprofit organizations
·         Take courses for credit with distinguished faculty members
·         Live in furnished housing in downtown Washington
·         Serve through hands projects that affect change in the community
Scholarship Funding Available
Over 80% of students in IPVS receive scholarship funding to spend their summer living, learning, interning, and serving in DC.

Visit to learn more and start an online application!

Need money for a creative project that will benefit the Ann Arbor community? Ann Arbor SOUP is currently looking for grant applicants for our Feb. 23 event!
Ann Arbor SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating creative projects in Ann Arbor. For $5 you receivesoup, salad, and a vote. You will see four presentations from people with projects ranging from art to agriculture, social justice to social entrepreneurship, education to technology and many more! The presenters will first share their idea and then answer questions from the diners. After the presentations we eat, connect, share resources, and vote on which project you think should win the money gathered from the night. As we come to a close, we tally the ballots and whoever has the most votes takes home the money collected at the door.
Find out more and apply on our website: