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Keynote Profiles

Selma '65 PerformanceSELMA '65, a play about the Selma Alabama Voting Rights March, and the role of Viola Liuzzo, will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6pm, Student Center Auditorium.

Theatermania article on the NYC premiere: http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/06-2014/marietta-hedges-to-star-in-solo-show-selma-65-at-la-mama_68764.html

Marge PiercyMarge Piercy, feminist novelist and poet, will speak at EMU on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6pm, Student Center Auditorium.  

She is the author of seventeen novels including  The New York Times Bestseller  Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time.  She is also the author of eighteen volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon and The Moon is Always Female.  Piercy has also participated in some of the major progressive battles of our time, including the women's movement, and anti-war movements, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reception:  Free and open to the Public - 4:30 In front of the Student Center Auditorium

Ali Liebgott, Screenwriter, TransparentAli Liebegott, Writer and Screenwriter for "Transparent"

Ali Liebegott, an award-winning American author, poet, screenwriter, and teacher at UCLA, UC San Diego and Mills College, will speak at EMU on Monday, March 9 @ 6:00pm, Student Center Grand Ballroom A

Reception:  Free and Open to the Public - 4:30 Carillion Room, Halle Library

Visiting Scholars

Dr.Marlise Matos, Assoc. Professor of Political Science, UFMG Dr. Marlise Matos,  Member of UN Women in Civil Society Advisory Group for Brazil, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil           

"Feminist Theory and Praxis from a Global South Perspective" Monday March 2, 6pm Halle Library, Auditorium

Dr. Maria Eugenia Cotera, Associate Professor of American Culture,  University of Michigan     "Las Rebeldes:  Excavating Latina Legacies of Struggle in Michigan, Thursday, March 19th, 6pm, Halle Library Room 300