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A/PIA Seminar: Gordon H Chang
Gordon H. Chang (Professor of American History, Stanford University) Bio: I am interested in two areas of American life that are often considered separately. The historical connections between race and ethnicity in America, on the one hand, and foreign relations, on the other are in fact profound. I explore these interconnections in my teaching and scholarship. My particular area of focus is trans-Pacific relations, the inter-connections between East Asia and America.I am interested in political, social, and cultural interactions from the earliest days of America to the present.My current research project concerns the recovery and interpretation of the experiences of Chinese railroad workers in North America. Please go to www.chineserailroadworkers.stanford.edu for more information.
Queer/Cuir Américas Symposium
1:00pm, Hatcher Graduate Library
This is a public symposium of the Cuir Américas Working Group | Grupo de Trabajo Feminista/Queer/Cuir to be held in Ann Arbor on September 20, 2019, to advance the publication of two scholarly journal special issues that will appear in the United States (in English) and in Brazil (in Spanish and Portuguese). We aspire to create a public space at the University of Michigan for the discussion of LGBTQ Latinx, Indigenous, and Afro- diasporic gender and sexuality through this one-day public event. Our interdisciplinary, transnational, action-based, Latinx queer feminist scholarly group includes university-based scholars and independent scholars and activists that are involved in diverse educational initiatives in several Latin American countries and U.S. Latinx communities. We will host a panel discussion, a keynote speaker, and a reception. For more information about the special issue of GLQ on Queer/Cuir Américas: Translation, Decoloniality, and the Incommensurable, please visit https://cuiramericas.org/
AMAS Film Screening: "Muslimah's Guide to Marriage"
Muslimah Muhammad, a twenty-something African-American orthodox Muslim Woman who lives in Inglewood, CA, has seven days and fourteen hours left in her Iddah (Muslim separation) before she will officially be divorced from her cheating husband. Knowing that the divorce would upset her religious father and the local Muslim community, Muslimah works diligently to try to fix her broken marriage before it is too late. Director's Intro: Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar https://vimeo.com/250992626 Director's Bio: Writer/Producer/Director/Professor in the Pan African Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles. Aminah is from South Central LA. She holds a B.A. from USC in Cinema TV and an M.F.A. in Directing from UCLA’s Film & TV Department. Aminah participated in IFP/FIND’s Project Involve and IFP/FIND'S Screenwriter’s Lab. Her short, PERSONAL TOUCH, which deals with her mother’s death from breast cancer, won the Liddel Art Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and screened on PBS. She also wrote and directed DORSEY, a Multi-Camera TV Pilot about colorism in the Black Community (starring: Christy Knowings, Wesley Jonathan, and Wesley Jonathan), which got Aminah a Directing Internship at THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and she was featured on ET. Next, Aminah won the Visionary Award at the Pan African Film Festival for BILALIAN, a feature-length documentary about African-American Muslims in America and in Africa, and received glowing reviews in several publications including “Variety” and was broadcast on BET. After, Aminah co-wrote, produced, and directed the web series BedRest (starring: Pratima Anae and Tiffany Haddish), a comedy about a woman trapped on Bed Rest and played on Blip.TV. Aminah is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and UTA. Executive Producer: Donald Bakeer Donald Bakeer is author of "South Central L.A. CRIPS (1987)", the novel that in tandem with its critically acclaimed film adaptation, "South Central" (Warner Bros. 1992), has been the most powerful artistic combination to combat the 35 year old gang murder epidemic that has now become a culture for many. These two works, and Bakeer'slast novel, The Story of the 1992 L.A. Uprising-"Inhale Gasoline & Gunsmoke!", are critical in his strategy to end the gang wars with art and fight a growing culture of anti-literacy.Bakeer, recently retired after 30 years teaching English in several of South Central L.A.'s toughest schools, is a renowned poet and speaker, a 15-year member and former President of the International Black Writers and Artists who has been one of the most influential voices in South Central L.A. for over 3 decades, now. Known to many as "The Master Poet", Bakeer has performed hundreds of times over the past 30 years in schools, churches, mosques, nightclubs, restaurants, bookstores, and festivals in the area. He is the dedicated father of 9, has mentored many, and taught hundreds of people to be poets.CRIPS and … Cinematographer: Jerry Henry Jerry’s visual talents can be seen in such docs as the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop directed by Banksy, American Revolutionary by director Grace Lee and City of Gold from director Laura Gabbert which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was theatrically released theatrically by Sundance/ IFC in March 2016. He recently wrapped up the upcoming four-part HBO docu-series titled The Defiant Ones which will the chronicle the life and work of Dr. Dre. & Jimmy Iovine and Ferguson Rises with director Mobolaji Olambiwannu. He continues to serve as cinematographer for numerous documentaries and documentary for VICELAND, MTV News & Docs, National Geographic. Under his production company Cactus Eyelash, INC, he shoots and produces for clients Ford, Reebok, Nike, Honda, and MasterCard. Editor: Rachel Pearl Written by: Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar Producers:Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar Kenyatta Bakeer Dianne Durazo Julie Durazo Starring: Ebony Perry, Glenn Plummer, BT Kingsley, Kareem Grimes, and Medina Britt. (Red Carpet Photo Attached) MGTM Website with Social Media Links: https://www.muslimahsguidetomarriage.com Awards and Achievements Received: Pan-African Film Festival Audience Award - Narrative Feature Sold Out Screenings at Pan-African Film Festival (202 seat theater)
Intersections in Engaged Research
12:30pm, Palmer Commons
Researchers and co-investigators from all three U-M campuses are invited to join us for Intersections in Engaged Research. This interactive event will bring together researchers and multiple internal sponsor organizations to share and learn how we can leverage university resources to maximize our public and community impact. It will feature a wide range of engaged research projects, including action-based research, community-based participatory research, community-engaged research, among others, taking place with funding and support through internal U-M award programs. Attendees will learn more about resources, funding mechanisms, training opportunities and networks that currently exist on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and inform how internal funders support engaged research on campus. The event will highlight successful research projects, facilitate conversations on key strategies and lessons learned in the field, and include opportunities for networking. This event is intended for: Faculty and co-investigators from multiple disciplines across the university who are interested in exploring internal funding opportunities and support for engaged research Faculty grant recipients and co-investigators of internal engaged research funding Institutional partners who are interested in supporting engaged research and exploring opportunities for collective impact Questions? Email email@example.com
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