Arts & Resistance sampler


Here are few upcoming highlights from the Arts & Resistance theme semester. A full list can be found at the Arts & Resistance website.

Community Sing: Songs of Resistance & Hope

Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Diag
Free, registration recommended

Witness and participate in music’s power to bring people together, regardless of age, background or experience in this community-driven musical event. The Community Sing welcomes everyone to join in and sing songs of resistance together. Songs selected will come from historic social movements, including abolition, civil rights and labor movements. Register here.

Amal Across America

Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m., Central Campus; 7 p.m., Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Gloria Coles Flint Public Library, Flint
Free and open to all

Little Amal, an internationally celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, visits Ann Arbor on Sept. 23 and Flint on Sept. 26 as part of an epic 6,000-mile journey across the United States. Ann Arbor walks are on the U-M campus from South Thayer Street and North University Avenue to the U-M Museum of Art, and from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown to the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch. The Flint walk is at the Gloria Coles Flint Public Library. Join the interest list for Ann Arbor and find information on the Flint walk.

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14-Nov. 30, Michigan Theater
Free and open to all

The Penny Stamps Series returns with a full roster for the fall 2023 season. It kicks off with Nadya Tolokonnikova, the creator of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest art collective that now counts hundreds of people among its numbers. A longtime thorn in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s side, she was declared a ​“foreign agent” by Russia in 2021 and has lived in exile ever since. View the full Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

Feel Good Friday: UMMA Fall Season Opening Party

Sept. 22, 7-10 p.m., U-M Museum of Art
Free and open to all

UMMA’s Fall Season Opening Party features “You’re Welcome,” a three-part installation and dynamic intervention that exposes the histories and narratives of the land occupied by U-M and UMMA’s neoclassical building, Alumni Memorial Hall. It includes a large-scale commission from artist Cannupa Hanska Luger on the exterior of UMMA’s building, a monument classroom from nonprofit public art and history studio Monument Lab, and a gallery exhibition at UMMA of Luger’s other work. “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina” is a landmark exhibition of more than 60 objects representing the work of African American potters in the decades surrounding the Civil War.


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