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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of May 3, 2021

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


May 2021
 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"OLLI @ Home": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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May 3 & 17. Virtual activities. May 3: Mindo Chocolate co-owner Barbara Wilson discusses "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Chocolate." If you'd like samples selected to accompany the talk, pre-order ASAP at mindochocolate.com/products/chocolate-tasting-kit?variant=32804679680071. May 17: The Brinery chief fermentation officer David Klingenberger discusses "Sauerkraut and Beyond: The Art and Necessity of Traditionally Fermented Foods."
3-4:30 p.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35; members, $10. $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Oklahoma writer Traci Sorell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is joined by attorney Kirsten Matoy Carlson, a member of the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on American Indian Law to discuss Sorell's new book. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


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Tuesday


May 2021
 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"What the World Could Make: A Story of Hope": Nicola's Books.

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NYC writer Holly M. McGhee and Belgium-based illustrator Pascal Lemaître are joined by popular Minneapolis-based children's writer Kate DiCamillo and Peabody Award-winning radio producer Julie Burstein to discuss their new children's book about rabbits who observe the new growth in springtime.
Online at facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2/events. Free. info@NicolasBooks.com.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Death Cafe": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Hieroglyphics": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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North Carolina-bred fiction writer Jill McCorkle, a Bennington College Writing Seminar professor, reads from and discusses her new novel, a story about a Boston couple who retire to North Carolina that becomes an exploration of both what it means to be a father or a mother and to be a child trying to know your parents. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30-9 p.m.,  Free!  Online 

"Freeing the Soul from Etheric Egotism: A Pentecost Imagination": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Imagine Self (Chapel Hill, NC) personal development academy director Lynn Jericho discusses how personal distress and social discord are related to one's ego, the influence of the stars, and other nonphysical matters.
For URL email dwight.ebaugh@gmail.com. Free.


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Wednesday


May 2021
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Personality Disorders: Narcissism, Borderline, and Others Explained."

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Talk by Michigan Medicine psychiatrists Nick Morcos and Carrie Tamarelli.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

Book Launch & Conversation: "The Arab and Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Editors Leila Farsakh and Bashir Bashir in conversation with contributor Moshe Behar and Nadia Fadil
Nineteenth-century Europe turned the political status of its Jewish communities into the "Jewish Question," as both Christianity and rising forms of nationalism viewed Jews as the ultimate other. With the onset of Zionism, this "question" migrated to Palestine and intensified under British colonial rule and in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Zionism's attempt to solve the "Jewish Question" created what came to be known as the "Arab Question," which concerned the presence and rights of the Arab population in Palestine. For the most part, however, Jewish settlers denied or dismissed the question they created, to the detriment of both Arabs and Jews in Palestine and elsewhere.
Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516155623155/WN_56Kv4OYQS76zlUHxi8j58g
Zoom Webinar. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516155623155/WN_56Kv4OYQS76zlUHxi8j58g



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Board Meeting: Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC).

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Interested in promoting the many benefits of biking and walking in your community? Learn about and help advocate for improved active transportation in Washtenaw County. Board meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm (currently via Zoom). Email info@wbwc.org for a meeting link and details.
All jurisdictions, Washtenaw County. Free. Online. info@wbwc.org www.wbwc.org



 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Experts in Arthritis": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Michigan Medicine orthopedics nurse Aaryn Ebner discusses how to manage arthritis pain and fatigue, improve nutrition and activity, and treatments.
For URL see aadl.org/node/577329. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sparrows in the Dust": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Local Pushcart-nominated poet Zilka Joseph is joined by fellow Michigan poets Robert Fanning and John Freeman to discuss her new chapbook. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the 19th Century": U-M Clements Library.

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Salisbury (MD) University history professor Aston Gonzalez discusses his new book.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/0WEk3. Free. 649-3370.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual History Night: A Political History of Project Apollo": Yankee Air Museum.

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Talk by National Air and Space Museum curator Teasel Muir-Harmony.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/3eiJHdE. $5.


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Thursday


May 2021
 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee to Caravans": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Apr. 15-May 20. A series of 6 weekly talks on the geography, industries, politics, religions, and histories of Central America countries.

Apr. 15: DePauw University (Indiana) world history professor Tony Andersson on "Central America from the Ice Age to the Age of ICE."

Apr. 22: U-M environment and sustainability professor Jose F. Alfaro on "Costa Rica: An Example for Sustainable Development in the Region."

Apr. 29: Oakland University (MI) anthropology and religious studies professor Henri Gooren on "Religion in Central America After 1960."

May 6: MSU comparative cultures and politics Jennifer Goett, author of Black Autonomy: Race, Gender, and Afro-Nicaraguan Activism, on "Tracking Hemispheric Violence through the Experiences of Nicaraguan Refugees."

May 13: MSU international development professor Leonidas Murembya on "Economic Profile of Central America."

May 20: Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary co-founder Mary Anne Perrone on "The Struggle to Survive in Central America: A Portrait of Life from a Grassroots, Human Rights Perspective."

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For URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 6-6:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Biblio Files": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Thurs. Three AADL staffers each answer their own questions relating to books in 5 minutes or less, such as "What is the prettiest book on your bookshelf?"
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Compassionate Community Conversations: Flores Exhibit": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice.

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All invited to watch videos of readings by various artists, lawyers, advocates, and fellow immigrants of the sworn testimonies of children held in detention facilities at the U.S./Mexico border. Followed by a group discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/3wuCXld (case sensitive). Free, but donations accepted. info@ICPJ.org.


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Friday


May 2021
 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fragmentation and Fragility at the Origins of Rome (and Other Iron Age Italian States)": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Flash Talk.

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Talk by Kelsey Museum director Nic Terrenato.
For URL see myumi.ch/WwDXA. Free. KelseyMuse@umich.edu.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"I Want to Thank You": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Brooklyn-based writer Gina Hamadey is joined by New York Times Narrative Projects editor Veronica Chambers to discuss Hamadey's engaging chronicle of a year she spent writing a daily thank-you note to strangers, neighbors, family members, and friends. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Mysteries": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Novelist Marisa Silver, author of the bestseller Mary Coin, is joined by fellow novelist Meg Wolitzer to discuss Silver's new novel, the intimate story of two young girls, joined in an unlikely friendship, whose lives are shattered in a single, unthinkable moment. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


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Saturday


May 2021
 1-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Systemic Racism: Social Justice": U-M Turner Geriartric Center African American Services Council.

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Talk by speaker(s) TBA.
For URL call 998-9353 or email tswp.info@umich.edu. Free.


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Sunday


May 2021
 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"I'll Be Strong for You": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Iranian journalist Nasim Marashi is joined by translator Poupeh Missaghi to discuss Marashi's debut novel about 3 young women in Tehran who learn that pursuing their wildly different dreams may mean breaking with the past and endangering their longstanding friendship. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.






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