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Marching Forward

A Talk by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Thursday, September 21, 2017
5:00-6:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell are co-authors of MARCH, a graphic novel trilogy that recounts Lewis's experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement. The three will give an hour-long keynote presentation, followed by a Q&A. This event is free and limited seats are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Those who do not get seats will be re-directed to a public watch party at Rackham Auditorium and Ingalls Mall, where the keynote will be live-streamed onto a jumbotron screen.

Regrettably, this keynote presentation coincides with the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The presentation will be live-streamed and recorded; anyone with an Internet connection can watch it live from 5:00-6:30pm on Thursday, September 21, or watch it on a future date.

MARCH has won many awards, including the National Book Award. This event is co-presented by the International Institute’s Conflict and Peace Initiative, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professorship Program. Additional support is provided by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Political Science; Institute for the Humanities; Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL); and Rackham Graduate School.

An ongoing series of Fall 2017 events— book clubs, local school programs, community dialogues, a Hatcher Graduate Library exhibit about the Civil Rights Movement, a social justice comics contest, a screening of "Selma," a social justice research symposium, and much more— is being organized across campus and in the local community in connection to this keynote presentation. The goal is to inspire critical reflection on social justice advocacy and spark actions that catalyze change.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Graduate School, Program in the Environment, Department of Political Science