ICPJ Events

Cultural Criticism & Transformation: Black Panther

Sunday, November 4, 2-5pm — Join anti-racist educator and award-winning storyteller La’Ron Williams again in November for the second session of the Cultural Criticism & Transformation series. Participants will continue the October discussion with an examination of the popular blockbuster film “Black Panther”. They will use their newfound “hooksian” capacity for critical analysis to engage with the film’s hidden messages and influence. Location: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Sponsored by: Ypsilanti District Library and Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

Beyond Left & Right: Grassroots Social Movements & Nicaragua’s Civic Insurrection

Tuesday, November 13, 3-4:30pm — Listen to Dr. Jennifer Goett deliver an in-depth examination of the current political crisis in Nicaragua via her research on anti-canal social movements. Dr. Goett is an Associate Professor of Comparative Cultures and Politics at Michigan State University’s James Madison College and has done extensive research on Nicaragua and Latin America as a whole. Location: Rm 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Sponsored by: University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

2018 Border Encuentro 

Friday-Sunday, November 16-18 — Join protesters from around the United States and Mexico for School of Americas Watch’s annual gathering to protest U.S. militarism in the Americas and the continued operation of the School of the Americas/Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation. The event features educational workshops on both sides of the border and a vigil at the Eloy Detention Center to demonstrate support for detainees and to protest their detention. ICPJ’s Latin America Task force is coordinating those from Washtenaw County who wish to participate. If interested in attending, contact Mary Anne Perrone at [email protected] and visit School of Americas Watch’s website for more information. Location: Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico Sponsored by: Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice

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