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Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive

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Welcome to the Padre Guadalupe Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, rare collection of Spanish / English books, human rights reports, independent newspapers, newsletters, & social justice papers. Our archive houses over 25 yrs of work. 313-993-1124

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Friday
Mar
31
2017
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
We will have two speakers. At 10 am, Joan Smith will report on her nine months of volunteer service at Casa del Migrante, a house for migrants run by the Scalabrini order, in Guatemala. At 11 a.m., Luis Zaldana, Macomb County Hispanic Ministry director for the Archdiocese of Detroit will speak about the the challenges of supporting undocumented immigrants in Macomb County. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124, or by email at presbegm@udmercy.edu.
Thursday
Mar
30
2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2-5:30pm
2-5:30pm
In the 1980s, average Detroiters took bold political and personal action to raise awareness of U.S. supported repression in Central America by publicly declaring St. Rita’s Catholic Church a sanctuary for Central American refugees. In an era of heightened local and global repression of human rights, there is much to be learned from these Detroit citizens turned activists and how they navigated commitments to their faith, city, nation, and being ethical human beings all within an emerging human rights framework. A Michigan native, Mary Walle is a New York City based educator, artist, and non-profit professional. She earned her B.A. in History with a minor in Community Action and Social Change from the University of Michigan. There she researched and wrote "The Blood Stops Here: Democratic Citizenship, Faith Communities, and the Question of Human Rights in Detroit's Sanctuary Movement," consulting the Carney archive and interviewing area participants. Mary will present her talk twice, once from 2 – 3:15 and once from 4 – 5:15 pm, both in Briggs 317. Also, a companion exhibit in the display cases in the McNichols Library lobby will highlight the history of Detroit’s Sanctuary movement. Students from HIS 4670 Latinos in the U.S. will create the display, drawing upon documents from the Carney Archive. On display from March 30 to April 30, 2017, during library hrs. For more information contact Dr. Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124, or by email at presbegm@udmercy.edu.
Monday
Mar
20
2017
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Our UCA Jesuit Martyrs Fundraiser dinner will be held Monday evening, March 20, from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Ballroom. Music begins at 6:45, provided by Ismael Duran, an accomplished Chilean guitarist and singer/songwriter. Our dinner will feature pupusas from from El Catracho Central American Restaurant. Our two keynote speakers are flying in from El Salvador for this event. Kevin Yonkers-Talz is the director of Casa de la Solidaridad, which is an academic, praxis-based study abroad program offered by Santa Clara University, based at the Jesuit-run Central American University in El Salvador. He will be joined by Julio Perez, Program Coordinator for the Romero Program. Both have been good friends to Dean Brackley, S.J., the Jesuit who helped to found the Casa program and who promoted the UCA Martyrs Scholarship Program, a fund that helps poor Salvadoran students to attend the UCA. Family members of Dean Brackley including his sister (Jane), brother (Richard) and sister in law (Laura) will be with us. Attendance is free for Detroit Mercy students. Others are asked to donate $10-$50 per ticket, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Checks for this dinner can be made to "Jesuits USA - Central and Southern Province" with "UCA Scholarship Fund" in the memo. RSVP by contacting Anita Klueg, Director of University Ministry, at 313-993-1560 or by writing to . CLASA thanks our co-sponsors University Ministry, Jesuit Community at UDM, HASA, and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee.
Wednesday
Apr
20
2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Hear Dr. Marilyn Fischer, Emerita Professor of Philosophy, University of Dayton, and author of a book on Addams, give a talk on Jane Addams's philosophy and peace work. Talk begins at 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday
Apr
7
2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 6:45-9pm
6:45-9pm
Ismael Moreno to speak on the UCA Jesuit Martyrs, Dean Brackley and Padre James Carney. Sliding donation scale: $10 to $50. University of Detroit Mercy. Send checks to Meg Marshall, University Ministry, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit.
Thursday
Mar
13
2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
Hear author Matt Meyer of War Resisters International. For more information, call CLASA Director Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124 or presbegm@udmercy.edu
Wednesday
Oct
23
2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Location: Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113 Photojournalist and writer David Bacon will give the presentation, "An immigration policy based on human rights." The event is sponsored by UDM's Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA). Bacon will discuss how in the national debate over reforming U.S. immigration policy, the human rights of migrants is rarely a criteria for making or judging proposals. Yet with 200 million migrants in the world today, the global debate over what rights migrants have, and who is responsible for ensuring them, is greater than ever. Bacon has covered issues of labor, immigration and international politics for several publications, and has been active in issues of immigrant labor, particularly in California. See the CLASA event page for more. RSVP: Unnecessary Contact: Gail Presbey, professor of Philosophy and CLASA director Phone: 313-993-1124 Email: presbegm@udmercy.edu
Tuesday
Oct
22
2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Location: Briggs Building, room 301 Nick Braune, associate professor of Philosophy at South Texas College, will give the presentation, "Police interrogation, false confessions and jurors' roles." Police in the U.S. can legally use techniques of interrogation which use deception and induce stress, fear and confusion in the person interrogated. Although it is widely known that using these techniques can result in false confessions, jurors are rarely told this. Consequently, our jails are full of falsely convicted people. Braune will suggest that the general public, and especially jurors, should be educated about the methods of interrogations. Braune has graduate degrees from University of Washington (Philosophy) and Drew University (Theological Studies). He writes a weekly peace and justice column for a local paper, has organized events on his campus, has spoken to a number of groups in the Rio Grande Valley and at national and international conferences and has published articles on the dangers of the penal state and on ethical violations by police and prosecutors. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about CLASA and its events, see the CLASA website. This event is co-sponsored by CLASA and the Gesu Peace and Justice Committee. RSVP: Unnecessary Contact: Gail Presbey, CLASA director Phone: 313-993-1124 Email: presbegm@udmercy.edu
Tuesday
Oct
8
2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Location: Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113 Photographer Paul Dix worked in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1990, documenting the impacts of U.S. foreign policy on the citizens of Nicaragua during the Contra War. In 2002, he and Pam Fitzpatrick began returning to Nicaragua, searching for some of those people Dix had photographed. The results of their return include the book, Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy. Dix and Fitzpatrick will visit UDM to share photos and stories from Nicaragua and the project. For more information, see the Nicaragua Photo Testimony website. Fitzpatrick, Dix and Nicaraguans This event is sponsored by the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) at UDM. See the CLASA site for more event details. CLASA programs are free and open to the public. RSVP: Unnecessary Contact: Gail Presbey, director, Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive Phone: 313-993-1124 Email: presbegm@udmercy.edu