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 betwen 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.

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.