"Unstuck: Reviving the Movement for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and the Environment"


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  • Speaker: Cornel West
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 02/16/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

  • Location: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  • Description:

    "Unstuck: Reviving the Movement for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and the Environment" will take place on Saturday, February 16th, 2013  at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. This gathering will bring together the activist, academic, and faith-based communities for a public conversation on how to successfully address such profound challenges as our growing social inequality, mass incarceration, sustainable economic development, global warming, and a culture that is still struggling to embrace difference.  The keynote speakers are influential social critic Dr. Cornel West and The Rev. James Forbes, internationally renowned preacher.  Other speakers include UAW President Bob King, Professor Patricia Gurin, human rights lawyer Deborah Labelle, Professor Ahmad Rahman and others. They will address how our traditions, practices, and institutions can become the tools for transformation that they were meant to be and how we can build a movement that will allows us to overcome our isolation and be effective in working together.  Brian Buckner and the Incarnation choir and The Spirit Singing Band will provide musical interludes.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.  They can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets:




    This is event is being sponsored by a variety of local faith communities, community organizations, and University groups.  They include: The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, The University of Michigan Residential College, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, The Community Scholars Program, The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, Inclusive Justice, The Muslim Student Association, and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.


    For further information please contact The Rev. Joe Summers at 734-846-3578 or jsummers@umich.edu.