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Guns in America: A WeListen Staff Session
11:00am, North Quad
This session of WeListen is open to all UM staff members. All voices and views are welcome! RSVP here: https://myumi.ch/a850r The Second Amendment grants us the “right to bear arms,” but the regulation of guns is constantly a topic of debate. Many voices have called for stronger gun control measures following acts of gun violence and mass shootings that have drawn national attention. Would increased regulation conflict with the guaranteed right of the Second Amendment? What truly constitutes "common sense" gun control? How should the United States interpret the Second Amendment today? Come to this WeListen Staff Session to learn about the current legislation and regulations regarding guns and to practice having conversations around this complex topic. By participating in WeListen sessions, staff members will: - Practice discussing difficult topics with others, - Gain openness to new ideas and perspectives, - Learn to productively challenge an idea, and - Form a sense of community among fellow staff members. Our aim is to bring liberals, conservatives, libertarians- everyone across the political spectrum- together for a constructive conversation about guns in America. The goal of WeListen discussions is not to debate or argue, but to understand the views and values of others and to learn from their perspectives. The session will begin with a brief content presentation to provide a basic understanding of the topic. No specific level of knowledge is required to participate in WeListen discussions! Lunch will be served! This event is co-sponsored by the the Ginsberg Center and LSA Psychology. -WeListen began as a student organization with the goal of sparking small-group conversations (not debates!) between people with divergent political viewpoints. Each session aims to help participants understand the underlying values and experiences that drive others’ political views.-
Concert of Colors | Wolverine Outdoor Stage
1:00pm, Detroit Center
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners including the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS and Midtown Detroit Inc. DETROIT CENTER & WOLVERINE OUTDOOR STAGE: Beginning in 2011, the University of Michigan Detroit Center began hosting the outdoor portion of the festival, now known as the Wolverine Outdoor Stage (WOS). In the spirit of the festival, the WOS offers a diverse collection of music that continues to draw larger crowds with each passing year. The Wolverine Outdoor Stage is located in the Sonick Courtyard behind the U-M Detroit Center/Orchestra Place building. For more information about this year's lineup, visit: detroitcenter.umich.edu/concert-of-colors
Critical Conversations Graduate Panel: Sexual Modernities
12:30pm, Angell Hall
This panel, part of the graduate student Critical Conversations series, will feature graduate student papers on the topic of "Sexual Modernities," anticipating the conference of the same name to be held at the University of Michigan on March 14-16, 2019. This panel will be held over lunch and is open to all members of the University of Michigan community.
Sexual Modernities Conference
12:00pm, Angell Hall
This three-day interdisciplinary conference, featuring invited scholars and graduate student panels, aims to generate collegial scholarly conversation around the intersections of sexuality and modernity. The conference is being organized by the U-M Modernist Studies Workshop. Attendance is free and open to the public.