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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of October 25, 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


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rebecca Solnit: Literati Bookstore.

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The prolific writer of A Field Guide to Getting Lost and Men Explain Things to Me, is joined (via Zoom) by Detroit editor and essayist adrienne maree brown to discuss (via Zoom) her latest book, Orwell's Roses, a study of the 1984 author's passion for gardening and its connection to his antifascist activism.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-10. $32 (includes a copy of the book). 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Grief": GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell staff lead a livestream discussion on grief and the effects it has on physical and emotional health.
For URL preregister at GrieveWell.com/calendar. Free. 975-0238.


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Tuesday


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues., Sept. 21-Dec. 7. Weekly Zoom talks by scholars in Chinese history, literature, politics, and culture. Oct. 5: University of Chicago Chinese literature professor Ariel Fox on "Dramas of Endless Surplus in Early Modern China." Oct. 12: Harvard University sociology professor Ya-Wen Lei on "Mapping the Global Human Genome Editing Controversy." Oct. 19: Grinnell College literature professor and U-M grad Jin Feng on the "International Writing Program (1979-1988)." Oct. 26: Brown University history and environment studies professor Brian Lander on "The Ecology of China's Early Political Systems."
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/group/2625. Free. chinese.studies@umich.edu, 764-6308.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Racial Foundations of Public Policy": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Sept. 14-Nov. 23. Biweekly virtual lecture series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy. Hosted by U-M Center for Racial Justice director Celeste Watkins-Hayes. Oct. 12: Duke University public policy professor William Darity on "Income & Wealth Inequality." Oct. 26: University of California public policy professor Rucker Johnson on "Education Policy."
For URL preregister at bit.ly/umracialfoundations. Free. 764-3490.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Skazat! Poetry Series.

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Reading by U-M English lecturer Julie Babcock, a widely published local poet whose debut collection Autoplay was praised by poet Christine Butterworth-McDermott for its "chiseled and gem-like language [that] creates poems like the stacks of mirrored tile one speaker receives: they cut and they shine." She has a new collection, Rules for Rearrangement. Preceded by an open mic.
For URL preregister at facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223-3165.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Past, Present, Future: The Twists and Turns of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Quest to Put Equality in the Constitution": Ford Presidential Library.

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Former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton moderates a virtual panel discussion with representatives from the National Constitution Center and the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/fordlibrarypanel. Free. 205-0555.


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Wednesday


October 2021
 All Day  Free!  Online 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

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Zoom talk by Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute associate Patrice Dabrowski.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/qgozW. Free. copernicus@umich.edu, 764-0351.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

15th Annual Prechter Lecture: Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program.

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The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program is hosting the 15th Annual Prechter Lecture! We're featuring Norm Ornstein as our keynote speaker at this year's (virtual) lecture. He's a political scientist, contributing author for The Atlantic magazine, frequent commentator on MSNBC, and emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Norm will talk about "Reforming and Transforming Our Broken System on Serious Mental Illness," including stories of his family's journey with bipolar disorder. After his talk, there will be a panel discussion about the present & future of mental health policy, with several panelists, including: Polly Gibson, Amy Kilbourne, and Marianne Udow-Phillips.

For more information and to register, visit our event page: michmed.org/R1R9z

Date: October 27
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Virtual - Zoom Event. Free. alhudeck@med.umich.edu https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/prechter-program/events/202110/15th-annual-prechter-lecture-0



 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word over Zoom": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.

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Reading by Michael Zadoorian, an award-winning Detroit novelist best known for his bittersweet 2009 fable The Leisure Seeker. Recently adapted into a feature film, it's about an elderly couple who take one last, thoroughly unsanctioned vacation. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
7-8:45 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free. cwcircle.poetry.blog. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Reforming and Transforming Our Broken System on Serious Mental Illness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 15th Annual Prechter Lecture.

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Talk (via Zoom) by American Enterprise Institute political scientist and Atlantic contributor Norman Ornstein. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with U-M psychiatry professor Melvin McInnis, U-M learning health sciences professor Amy Kilbourne, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Michigan behavioral health strategy & planning director Julia Kyle, and U-M public health professor Marianne Udow-Phillips.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/umprechter2021. Free. 232-0456.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Michigan's Polar Bear Soldiers of WWI": Salem Area Historical Society.

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Talk by a speaker TBA.
South Salem Stone School, 7991 N. Territorial. $2 (members, free). Salem_Area_HS@yahoo.com. [map]


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Thursday


October 2021
 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Canada and the United States: Unidentical Twins": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 23-Oct. 28. Series of 6 weekly talks (via Zoom) contrasting the United States and Canada. Oct. 7: Johns Hopkins University Canadian studies professor Christopher Sands on "Trading Up? U.S. Trade with Canada 32 Years After the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement." Oct. 14: U-M sociology professor Geneviève Zubrzycki on "Religion, Secularism, and Nationalism in Québec." Oct. 21: ​​​​Dalhousie University (Halifax) aboriginal law and policy professor Naiomi Metallic on "Canada and Indigenous Peoples: Where Are We?" Oct. 28: University of Toronto health policy professor Gregory P. Marchildon on "Beyond Fear and Loathing: Comparing the U.S. and Canadian Health Systems."
For URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $60 for the 6-lecture series ($35 for members). $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $25 a year. 998-9351.


 Noon.  Online 

"Lunch Bunch.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Informal virtual meeting following the Thursday Morning Lecture (see Nov. 4, 11 & 18) to share impressions and ask questions.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Thursday Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 9-Dec. 9 (except Nov. 25). Zoom talks by national and global scholars. Oct. 7 (noon-1:30 p.m.): Uppsala University (Sweden) economics professor Yoko Okuyama on "Empowering Women Through Radio: Evidence from Occupied Japan." Oct. 14 (7-8:30 p.m.): Doshisha University (Japan) political science professor Gill Steel on "Gender and Voting Preferences in Japan, Britain, and the United States." Oct. 21 (7-8:30 p.m.): University of Tokyo political science professor Rieko Kage on "Administrative Litigation Reform in Japan." Oct. 28 (7-8:30 p.m.): Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (Japan) professor Yeonju Lee on "Judging Inequality: Japan in Comparative Perspective."
Various times, for URL preregister at events.umich.edu/group/1003. Free. umcjs@umich.edu, 764-6307.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Grief": GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell staff lead a livestream discussion on grief and the effects it has on physical and emotional health.
For URL preregister at GrieveWell.com/calendar. Free. 975-0238.


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Candle Making": Booksweet Bookshop/Coven Mavens.

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Local artists Juliana Lew and Sara Burke lead a hands-on demo. Also, Cat Tarot readings offered using a charming 78-card deck based on observations of feline behaviors familiar to most cat owners. Costumes encouraged.
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. $25; preregistration required at bit.ly/booksweetcoven. Masks required. 929-4112. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Aries Moross: U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Livestream conversation with the founder and artistic director of the London-based design collective Studio Moross best known for its catchy typographic illustrations for such clients as MTV, Spo tify, VH1, Warner, and Nike.
For URL see bit.ly/stampsfall2021. Free.


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Friday


October 2021
 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Real World Perspectives": U-M Poverty Solutions Fall Speaker Series.

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Every Fri., Sept. 17-Nov. 5. Weekly online lecture series featuring scholars, reporters, and government officials, followed by Q&A. Oct. 1: U-M Organizational Studies professor Jeremy Levine on "Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston." Oct. 8: Duke University Public Policy and Political Science professor Carolyn Barnes on "Low-income Families and the New Welfare State." Oct. 15: U-M Social Work professor Terri Friedline on "Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System." Oct. 22: HuffPost senior national correspondent Jonathan Cohn on "Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage." Oct. 29: University of New Hampshire physics professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on "A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred," a discussion of racism and sexism in the sciences.
For more information and to preregister see bit.ly/umpovertysolutionsfall2021. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender": U-M Institute for Research on Women & Gender.

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Zoom talk by MSU sociology professor stef m. shuster.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/irwgtransmedicine. Free. heidiab@umich.edu, 764-9537.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"State of Children Town Hall."

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Parent advocate are joined by elected officials TBA to discuss issues related to childcare in Washtenaw County.
6-8 p.m., Michigan Union Wolverine Room. Seating limited; livestream available at facebook.com/Michigan-caregivers-and-student-parents-110984027289137. Free, but preregistration required at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelX_W7Cf40vVm-tmPDB1ekm8Oztoi814nAd2eRPAW6Bsfd1w/viewform. Info: Catherine Hadley (cmhadley@umich.edu, 734-717-6785) or Liz Lin (liz.lin@gmail.com, 248-842-3178). [map]


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Sunday


October 2021
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Book of the Month Club: Vault of Midnight.

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Vault of Midnight staffers lead a virtual discussion on writer James Tynion IV's new fantasy comic, Something Is Killing the Children, illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera. Anyone can join the conversation using the online chatbox.
Online at Facebook.com & YouTube.com (search "Vault of Midnight"). Free. 998-1413.


 4-5:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"German-American Foodways": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin Max Kade Institute assistant director Antje Petty.
For URL preregister at CulinaryHistoriansAnnArbor.org/program-schedule. Free. a2culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.






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