Common Read Events 2017

Common Read Kick-Off

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Happenings Room, Harding Mott University Center (UCEN)

"Welcome to the 2017-18 Common Read" Faculty Panel & Reception.

Panel Speakers: Jan Furman, Professor of English, “We Need New Names as a Literary Text”; Otrude Moyo, Associate Professor of Social Work, “Trampled No More: The Political Economy of Zimbabwe”; Guluma Gemeda, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, “Zimbabwe in Historical Perspective.”

Constitution Day Event: "Travel Banned?"

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Location: 111 French Hall

"Travel Banned?" is a conversation about the travel bans and the upcoming Supreme Court case.

Featuring immigration attorney Ellie Mosko and Kim Saks-McManaway of UM-Flint's Political Science Department and MPA Program.

Exhibit of zimbabwean art

Kumusha II: Between Two Rocks. An exchange between parallel spaces, Flint and Zimbabwe.

Dates: October 2 - November 11, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
Location: UCEN Fine Arts Gallery, 1st Floor University Center

Curators: Masimba Hwati (Stamps School of Art & Design, UM-Ann Arbor), Chido Johnson (Associate Professor, College for Creative Studies), and Benjamin Gaydos (Assistant Professor of Design, UM-Flint)

Author visit

Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 4 - 6  p.m. 
Location: KIVA in the University Center

NoViolet Bulawayo talks about and reads from We Need New Names.


Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Happenings Room, Harding Mott University Center (UCEN)

Sponsored by the Women's Educational Center. Facilitated by Jennifer Alvey, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies.

Please register at:

global issues film festival screening

Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie). A 2015 film by Mikaela Shwer that tells the story of Angy Rivera: 24, undocumented, and facing an uncertain future. 

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. 
Location: UM-Flint KIVA, 1st floor University Center

Sponsored by UM-Flint's International & Global Studies program.

"who is a refugee? voices of asylum and resettlement"

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Details to be announced.

Please note: event information is subject to change.