Congressman John Lewis rescheduled to speak Nov. 27 at U-M Stamps Speaker Series

September 19, 2017
Sydney Hawkins

ANN ARBOR—Due to an emergency meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Thursday, Sept. 21, Penny Stamps Speaker Series event featuring Congressman John Lewis and “March” co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell was cancelled earlier this month.

The event has been rescheduled for another date and a larger venue: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. The free, public event will offer open seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lewis is a civil rights leader and an American politician, serving Georgia’s 5th district since 1987. In 2013, Lewis co-wrote “March,” a three-part graphic novel trilogy about the story of his civil rights activism. The novel is co-written with Aydin and illustrated by Powell.

This week, there will be a free public screening of “Get In the Way” at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Michigan Theater. This 2017 PBS documentary chronicles the life and work of Lewis and is presented in partnership with Detroit Public Television. More on the screening:

The keynote talk is co-presented by the International Institute’s Conflict and Peace Initiative and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program. The Conflict and Peace Initiative is funded by the International Institute Enterprise Fund. Its focus is to build a cross-disciplinary approach to peace and conflict studies that engages, challenges and inspires new audiences.

The Conflict and Peace Initiative will host meetups with Powell Tuesday, Nov. 28, as well as a series of fall 2017 social justice events, including a comics contest.


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