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| Friday, November 21, 2014



* EMU JEWISH STUDIES WELCOMES RABBI SHMULY YANKLOWITZ: The EMU Jewish Studies welcomes Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Rabbi Yanklowitz will speak on “Jewish Ethics and Social Justice.” Modern Orthodox Rabbi Yanklowitz exploded onto the national scene in 2010 as one of the starts of the PBS Independent Lens documentary “The Calling.” He has used his position to advocate for LGBT inclusion, including support for gay marriage. A fierce and determined voice for animal welfare, Yanklowitz is also a committed and determined vegan. He has written six books and has twice been recognized by Newsweek as one of the most influential Rabbis in America. For more information, please contact jewish.studies@emich.edu.


EQUALITY SPEAKER SERIES: ADVANCING THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN NORTHWEST MICHIGAN: Please join the Equality Research Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. in room 300 in Halle Library to learn more about this brand new research. Nick Romerhausen and Nina Brennan, traveled to the small northern Michigan city of Cadillac to conduct structured interviews to illuminate how event organizers negotiate the identity of LGBT community and strategies of advocacy in a region that has never held an organized pride celebration. This event is free and LBC credit approved. Please contact Nicole Richards at nrichar8@emich.edu or call 487-3032 with questions.

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