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An Interview with John Sinclair and Leni Sinclair

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April 1, 2011 at Chrysler Arena and the Bentley Historical Library

On April 1, 2011, in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, AADL staff had the opportunity to interview John Sinclair and Leni Sinclair at both Chrysler Arena and the Bentley Historical Library. For more information, interviews, historical audio, photographs, and essays, visit Freeingjohnsinclair.org.

Length: 01:39:59
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James Mitchell talks about The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution.

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January 30, 2014 at the Downtown Library

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Author and journalist James Mitchell celebrates the release of The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution with a reading and discussion on John Lennon’s special relationship with Ann Arbor.

The opening chapter of the book takes place in Ann Arbor and details the historic benefit concert that Lennon headlined that was held for poet-activist John Sinclair to challenge his ten year prison sentence for possessing two joints.

Based entirely on new interviews and research, "The Walrus and the Elephants" is the first book about John Lennon to show how his emergence as a solo artist, his embrace of radical politics and feminism, and his love affair with New York City coincided. From controversial television appearances, to benefit concerts, to his new, post-Beatlemania band, the book is Lennon’s story told by a cast of close friends and fellow activists who got to know the man behind the legend.

James Mitchell is the author of "But for the Grace: Profiles in Peace from a Nation at War," the story of an orphanage in Sri Lanka's war-torn northeast, rock biography "It Was All Right: Mitch Ryder's Life in Music," and tales from a rural newspaper, "Applegate: Freedom of the Press in a Small Town." A reporter and editor for more than twenty years, his writing has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, The Humanist, and Starlog.

For more on John Lennon's visit to Ann Arbor, visit the library's freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org, which includes an audio recording of John and Yoko's intention of coming to Ann Arbor.

Length: 00:32:07
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City Of Ann Arbor 2014 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Equality In Planning

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January 8, 2014 at Downtown Library

The City and the AADL are hosting the third annual Sustainable Ann Arbor Series, which will include four events (held monthly and ending in April), each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

This first event centers on Equality In Planning, and includes a discussion of countywide projects supported by Washtenaw County’s recent three-million dollar Housing and Urban Development grant. The projects aim to expand existing affordable and energy efficient housing options, engage underrepresented residents, and foster community development in the region.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, City of Ann Arbor staff, and Washtenaw County staff will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. This month's panelists include:Amanda Edmonds, Executive Directors, Growing Hope; Jennifer Hall, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Housing Commission; Jamie Kidwell, Sustainability Associate, City of Ann Arbor; Charo Ledon, Executive Director, Casa Latina; Sarah Teare, Community Development Director, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley; and Stephen Wade, Management Analyst, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development.

Length: 01:23:00
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Attorney Laura Athens Discusses Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities: Innovative Strategies and Approaches to Resolving Disputes

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October 24, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Do you have a child who has a disability? Are your aware of their legal rights?

Laura Athens discusses the legal rights of students with disabilities from preschool through high school. Protections under the Individuals with Disability Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act will be reviewed and educational options and dispute resolution options will also be discussed.

This event is cosponsored by the UM Council for Disability Concerns as part of the Council's Investing in Ability Week.

Length: 01:23:25
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Bestselling Author Jamie Ford Discusses His New Novel, "Songs of Willow Frost"

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October 21, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet will visit AADL to discuss his highly-anticipated second novel Songs of Willow Frost, just released in September to outstanding reviews. The event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

His first novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet", won the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and has been translated into 32 languages. (Photo by Laurence Kim)

Length: 00:45:33
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Bright Nights Community Forum: Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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September 24, 2013 at Multi-Purpose Room

Anxiety disorders can be disabling and are surprisingly common, affecting up to 30% of all youth. While transient fears and anxieties are a normal part of child and adolescent development, if the anxiety causes excessive distress, leads to avoidance, and/or interferes with school performance, activities, or relationships, this could be an indication of an anxiety disorder. The good news is that effective treatments are available.

Learn more about anxiety disorders in youth and adolescents, including the latest treatment options, at this forum featuring Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, co-director of the Pediatric Anxiety and Tic Disorders Clinic, and a U-M Depression Center faculty member. Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists, including Depression Center faculty members Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW and Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, along with Karen Nicholson-Muth, LMSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor.

This event is cosponsored by the U-M Depression Center. For more information on the Center, visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

Length: 01:26:34
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Watch Me Move: The Animation Show

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December 4, 2013 at the Downtown Library

Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, now on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts until January 5, is the most extensive animation exhibition ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and lesser-known masterpieces from the last 150 years.

DIA Docent Greg Leslie will present a fascinating inside look at this important special exhibit. Watch Me Move: The Animation Show includes animation's great inventors, innovators and artists, from Georges Méliès and Chuck Jones to William Kentridge and Tim Burton, as well as work from animation studios such as Walt Disney, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and Pixar.

DIA visitors have the rare opportunity to see an incredible array of animation techniques in more than 100 animated film segments from across generations and cultures through this exhibit.

Length: 00:55:13
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Bright Nights Community Forum: Genetic Testing for Autism and Psychiatric Disorders in 2013: A Rapidly Moving Target

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November 12, 2013 at the Downtown Library

For decades, family, twin and adoption studies have pointed to the involvement of heritable factors in psychiatric disorders. Research has shown, however, that the genetic basis of autism, depression, schizophrenia, and manic depression (bipolar disorder) is quite complex. Genetic changes can be found in cases with autism, schizophrenia and other developmental disorders that were not present in the parents

This complicated genetic architecture poses many challenges both for individuals and families who are struggling to understand and manage their disease, and for their clinicians. To provide greater understanding of our current state of knowledge on the links between genetics, autism and psychiatric disorders, the U-M Depression Center and AADL present this Bright Nights community forum.

Margit Burmeister, Ph.D., Research Professor in Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School and Beverly M. Yashar, MS, CGC, PhD, Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Training Program, and Associate Clinical Professor, Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School, provide an overview presentation to explore scenarios in which this testing is “prime time,” and those where it has limited utility. The talk is followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists, including Mohammad Ghaziuddin, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, U-M Medical School, and Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., the Donita B. Sullivan Research Professor in Pediatrics, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, U-M Medical School.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

Length: 01:17:41
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Do You Have Adult ADHD?

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September 17, 2013 at the Downtown Library

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was once thought to be limited to only to childhood. Symptoms, however, frequently persist into adulthood. For some people, adult ADHD can cause significant problems and lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, and low self-esteem.

Learn more at about adult ADHD at this event, co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute For Clinical Health Research and the U-M Department of Psychiatry. Featuring Chandra Sripada, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, the session will highlight new research in this area, and attendees will also learn more about clinical and health research opportunities available through UMClinicalStudies.org.

Chandra Sripada, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He uses neuroimaging and other brain-based methods to study the neural mechanisms that enable people to exert control over attention and motivation. Dr. Sripada is an Adult ADHD specialist and the former director of the U-M Adult ADHD Clinic.

Length: 01:20:32
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Lynn Rivers Continues The Discussion of “The End Of The Constitition?”

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September 23, 2013 at the Downtown Library

In today’s America, the presidency has accumulated tremendous power – power much greater that what the framers envisioned and the Constitution provides. This has resulted in a system of checks and balances that no longer balances. Unfortunately, based on partisan preferences, Americans are either highly critical of presidential action or mute. Both responses are inadequate to protect the historical division of powers. Join us for this event, cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, to discuss the dangers of an all-powerful executive branch and the end of the Constitution.

Lynn Rivers was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representative from 1995 – 2003. She represented Michigan’s 13th Congressional district (Eastern Washtenaw and Western Wayne counties). Prior to serving in Congress, she was a Michigan State Rep. She has an undergraduate degree from UM and a Law degree from Wayne State. She currently teaches Political Science at Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan.

Length: 01:25:38
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