Upcoming Events

Lights, Camera, Austen: the screen adaptations of Jane Austen

U-M graduate student instructor Anne Mecklenburg will discuss the many, many adaptations of Jane Austen's work. Have you seen every Jane Austen miniseries multiple times? Remain devoted to the Greer Garson/Laurence Olivier Pride and Prejudice? Really liked that one with the zombies? Loved Clueless? No matter your favorite, this event is a chance to learn more about the history and context of Jane Austen novels on film. Naturally, we'll be watching a lot of clips!

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet Exhibit.

English Country Dance

This introduction to English country dance will prepare you to hold your own on the dance floor at Georgian-era balls and assemblies. A dance master and musicians provided by the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance will lead participants through the basics of a traditional country dance. No experience necessary.

Beginners should arrive at 1pm sharp for a demonstration. Wear comfortable clothes and smooth-soled shoes...or you can arrive in period dress!

This event is a partnership with the University of Michigan Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit.

Martin Luther King, Jr's Thoughts on Militarism | A Conversation with Veterans for Peace

Should we have a military mainly for defense, or should we use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests? Before Dr. King’s tragic death, he spoke out more and more against government use of military over diplomacy and the use of armed forces in the routine policy of the state. For such actions, Dr. King was criticized heavily and to this day his thoughts on war still make people uncomfortable.

Veterans For Peace will discuss Dr. King's speeches relating to defense versus militarism, showing that they are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.