CLASA Detroit Event Calendar

All events sponsored by the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA), co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association (HASA) and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee. CLASA appreciates support from UDM and the Jesuit Community at UDM. Programs are free and open to the public, and are held at UDM’s McNichols Campus (at Livernois).  For more info call CLASA Director Gail Presbey , 313-993-1124 or

Abdilatif Abdalla

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7 p.m. in Briggs 13

Come to hear the reflections of a profound Swahili poet, political activist, and scholar Abdilatif Abdalla. His award winning book, Sauti ya Dhiki, covered a broad range of critical topics including the perils of colonialism, racism, material greed, and social injustice.

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Director Joe Tropea

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 113

Come watch the new documentary Hit and Stay with director Joe Tropea. Hit and Stay portrays the hidden history of the Action Community. The raids they staged turned priests, nuns and college students into fugitives and targets of the FBI.

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Karla Lara

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
7 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room 113

Karla Lara, a Honduran human rights activist, has been singing since 1985. She uses her singing career to challenge the masculine and macho of the world through veracious song with strong political, social and human content.

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The History of Philosophy in Africa: Does It Begin in Egypt?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
12:45-2 p.m.  - Commerce & Finance Building, Room 209

Join CLASA, the UDM Philosophy Department and the Agora Society in welcoming Dr. Anke Graness who will address the question of the significance and function of ancient Egypt for the history of philosophy in Africa.

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Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:45-9:10  p.m.  - Student Center, Fountain Lounge

Join CLASA, University Ministry, HASA and the Dean of Students Office, Jesuit Community at UDM and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee for these special events in memory of Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J.  Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J. will give a pre-dinner talk on the UCA Jesuit Martyrs. Dinner is followed by reports of UDM students who went on service trips to El Salvador. 

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