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How Faith Communities Can Change the World One Meal at a Time

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March 19, 2015 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

In this event, part of a year-long Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice program entitled Food & Justice: An Interfaith Exploration of How Our Food Choices Impact Our Environment, Our Economy and Our Neighbors, a panel of interfaith leaders explores how their faith traditions take on issues of food justice and how their communities are making a meaningful impact in all areas of the food system addressing issues like hunger, worker's rights and climate change.

Hosted by Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and Interfaith Round Table, the panelists include: Reverend Ryan Boes, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church; Yusuf Salloum, Islamic Center of Ann Arbor; Julie Ritter, Jewel Heart Ann Arbor; Reverend Kristin Reigel, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor; and Rabbi Rob Dobrusin, Beth Israel Congregation.

Length: 00:59:51
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Even in Darkness: The Legacy of the Holocaust on the Next Generations and Researching Family Stories

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April 21, 2015 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

When she received a box of letters and documents from a German priest in 1996, local author Barbara Stark-Nemon was already captivated by the story of her great-aunt’s Holocaust survival, and the unconventional life she and the priest lived in post-WWII Germany. What she learned from the contents of that box cemented her motivation to write about it. Barbara shared the story of how 15 years of research, interviews, translations, and international travel informed Even in Darkness, her debut novel, and how what she learned influenced her understanding of the Holocaust.

Length: 00:56:25
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Polio: A Look Back At America’s Most Successful Public Health Crusade

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April 12, 2015 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

The U-M Center for the History of Medicine presented the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities featuring David Oshinsky, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Medical Humanities, NYU School of Medicine, Professor of History, New York University, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Polio: An American Story.

After a brief introductions by Dr. Howard Markel, the George E. Wantz, M.D. Professor of the History of Medicine and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Dr. Oshinsky shares the history of polio, the development of the March of Dimes which raised money to fight the virus, and the work of scientists to develop and test a vaccine. This month is the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine, which was approved for widespread public use in April 1955.

David Oshinsky’s book [1223012|Polio: An American Story] won the Pulitzer Prize for History, among other awards, and helped influence Bill Gates to make polio eradication the top priority of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

His other works include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and Worse Than Slavery, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for distinguished contribution to human rights.

Professor Oshinsky’s reviews and essays appear regularly in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other international publications.

Length: 00:56:34
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

Nerd Nite #23 - Jerzy Drozd – Knowing is Half the Battle: What 80s Cartoons REALLY Teach Us

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March 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

80s cartoons were nothing more than half-hour toy commercials with a sprinkle of moralistic preaching to sweeten the pill for parents, right? Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd explores 5 writing tips one can glean from a closer examination of the cartoons of our youth. Jerzy was one of the speaker's at the March, 2015 Nerd Nite

About Jerzy Drozd:
Jerzy Drozd is one of the artists of The Warren Commission Report. He leads cartooning workshops for children and teens in libraries and schools; podcasts prolifically about comics and how to make them at ComicsAreGreat.com, KidsComicsRevolution.com, and LeanIntoArt.com. He wrote and drew the graphic novel The Front, has worked on Antarctic Press’s Ninja High School and PPV: Pay- Per-View (which he cocreated with Tom Root, writer of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken), and has drawn special projects for Marvel Comics, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, VIZ Media, and others. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two cats.

Length: 00:17:31
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Bright Nights Community Forum: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Returning Veterans

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November 18, 2014 at the Downtown Library

The military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have greatly increased the number of veterans returning home with combat exposure, reintegration issues, and psychiatric symptoms. National Guard and Reserve service members and their families face additional challenges, as they prepare for deployment on a part-time basis while still meeting their obligations in their home communities. Unlike active duty service members and families, they do not return to military installations with access to military health services or peers. And in many cases, their home communities may lack the services and resources to address the reintegration issues that might arise.

To address these issues, The Military Support Programs And Networks (M-SPAN) Program Team from the University of Michigan Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry has drawn on their experience and expertise in the areas of outreach and access; peer-to-peer programs; family, marital and parenting interventions; and support group facilitation, to develop and tailor programs designed to meet the unique mental health needs of returning veterans and their families, including National Guard and Reserve service members.

Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, a professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and member of the U-M Depression Center, gives a brief overview presentation outlining the unique mental health needs of veterans, as well as successful intervention programs designed specifically for veterans and their families. This is followed by questions and a panel discussion, including Edward J. Thomas, LMSW, BCD, Staff Social Worker, PTSD Clinical Team, and Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Nick Anderson, Systems of Care Coordinator, Michigan Army National Guard. This event was cosponsored by the AADL and the U-M Depression Center.

For more information on the U-M Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at depressioncenter.org or contact Trish Meyer at 734.763.7495 or meyerpa@umich.edu.

Length: 01:01:30
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Ann Arbor Elections: Exploring Options

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April 14, 2015 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area (LWV-AAA) hosted this last of two public conversations on the current process of electing local public officials, with a look at how municipalities around the country elect their public officials.

Panelists include Professor John Chamberlin, Professor Emeritus, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Lawrence Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk; and Professor Joseph Ohren, Eastern Michigan University, Political Science Department.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization and the cosponsor of this event, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Length: 01:31:28
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite #23 – The Elements of Style: How to be a Great DJ in 5 Simple Steps

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March 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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In this talk, DEFTMIX uses concepts from Strunk and White’s classic college textbook, The Elements of Style to distill the essence of being a great DJ.

About Rolando Calip, Jr. AKA DEFTMIX:
Rolando Calip, Jr. has been a DJ for 20 years and currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has spent the last 2 years as the Nightlife Director/Saturday DJ Resident for Live Nightclub. Before moving to Ann Arbor in 2011, he lived in New York City for 10 years; DJing, curating music for hospitality groups, and managing DJs. Music has taken him all over the world; most recently to Manila in the Philippines where he performed at Black Market Nightclub on NYE 2015. Follow him on Instagram @deftmix.

Length: 00:13:34
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

Nerd Nite #23 - Zvi Kresch – Sweet is the Light: Curing Blindness Through the Ages

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March 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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aadl_nerd_nite_20150319-eyes-240.mp4121.82 MB240p Video
aadl_nerd_nite_20150319-eyes-480.mp4261.4 MB480p Video
aadl_nerd_nite_20150319-eyes-720.mp4501.66 MB720p Video
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Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness on the planet. Long before anesthesia or antiseptics, cataract surgeries were being performed. This talk will touch on the evolution of the procedure from ancient to modern times.

A few of the questions we’ll answer along the way: Why is the sky blue? Is staring at an eclipse really bad for your eyes? Where do orange carrots come from?

About Zvi Kresch:
Zvi Kresch is a faculty member at the UM Kellogg Eye Center. Prior to coming to UM, he spent a year traveling with his wife and practicing ophthalmology abroad with the The Himalayan Cataract Project. He was exposed to different types of cataract surgery and became very interested in the procedure’s origins. When not studying eyeballs, Zvi enjoys chess, making kombucha and playing the harmonica.

Contains explicit content.
Length: 00:34:57
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

The May 5 State Ballot Proposal: What Is It? What Would It Do?

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April 7, 2015 at the Downtown Library

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area (LWV-AAA) hosted this discussion of the May 5 Ballot Proposal, “A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.”

Susan Smith, President, League of Women Voters of Michigan, lead the discussion, which aimed to provide information on the proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution and on new laws that would be triggered by the amendment's approval. The presentation includes information on how state revenue would be increased and how it would be spent, and discussion of pros and cons of passing the legislation.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization and this event's cosponsor, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Length: 00:46:23
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Long Distance Hiking: Tales from the Trail

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March 18, 2015 at the Pittsfield Branch Library

Long distance hiker Chris Hillier earned his "Triple Crown" title by completing the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail, covering a total distance of about 7,900 miles. He was also the first to hike Michigan's 924-mile trail that reaches from Belle Isle to Ironwood. Chris will share his love for hiking through photos and stories, and pass along some of the lessons he has learned firsthand on the trail.

Length: 01:24:26
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