2013-14 UM-Flint Common Read Events for Amy Waldman's "The Submission"

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This year's Common Read program features Amy Waldman's novel, "The Submission." Incoming UM-Flint freshmen have received the book as part of orientation, and all members of the campus and community are invited to read and discuss the book at a variety of events during the academic year.

Amy Waldman
Amy Waldman

The 2013-2014 Common Read will officially kick-off with a celebration on September 9 at 3 p.m. in the Frances Willson Thompson Library. A highlight of the upcoming season includes a campus visit by author Amy Waldman on October 9. Waldman will deliver a public lecture at 4:00 p.m. on October 9 in the Happenings Room in the Harding Mott University Center with a book signing to follow.

This is the third year for UM-Flint's Common Read program, following last year's read of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and the 2011-12 read of Edwidge Danticat's "Brother, I'm Dying."

2013-14 Common Read Events:

Kick-off and reception
The 2013-14 Common Read: Amy Waldman's "The Submission"
Monday, September 9, 2013
3:00 p.m., Frances Willson Thompson Library

Book discussion
The Submission (sponsored by the Women's Educational Center)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12-1 p.m., Happenings Room, University Center

Presentation by author Amy Waldman
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
4-5 p.m., Happenings Room, University Center

Panel discussion
"Muslim-American Experiences Following 9/11"
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
4-5:30 p.m., (Room to be announced)
Panelists: Rana Elmir, Deputy Director, ACLU of Michigan; Sally Howell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Dawud Walid, Executive Director, Michigan Chapter, Council on American-Islamic Relations

"Symbols of Hope and Memories of Conflict and Loss: Art in Public Spaces"
Tuesday, January 28, 4 p.m., (Room to be announced)
Sarah Lippert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Flint

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