Dear CLASA supporters,
hello! I would like you to know about the upcoming CLASA events this semester, all held at University of Detroit Mercy McNichols campus.
Our first event is Wed. Jan. 15 at 5:15 pm (C and F 209). We will have historian Kevin Young show his film "Venezuelans under Seige" about current suffering caused by lack of medical supplies during the US blockade. 
On Friday Feb. 7, at 11 am and repeated at 12 pm (Briggs 317), we will have "Youth Leaders Across Borders," young people from Mexico and El Salvador who are engaged in organizations and community art projects.
On Wednesday Feb. 12 at 7 pm (Life Sciences 113) we will have activist and author Kathy Kelly (co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, speak on "Resistance to the 'Forever Wars.'" Her talk will focus on Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and Yemen.
On Thursday, March 19 from 12 to 2 pm (Loranger Exhibit Hall, Architecture), we are co-sponsoring the viewing of "Mexstacy" and the talk by Dr. William Nerrccio. He will address stereotypes aimed at the Mexican and Mexican-American communities.
On Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm (in Chemistry 114), CLASA is co-sponsoring the talk of Fr. John Dear on his recent book, "Praise Be Peace."   
On Thursday, April 2 (Ballroom, Student Center, 6:45 to 9:10) CLASA is having its annual UCA Jesuit Martyrs Fundraiser Dinner, with keynote speaker Padre Melo, that is, Ismael Moreno Coto, SJ., the Honduran Jesuit and human rights defender who last visited and spoke to us five years ago. 
Please click here to see a color flyer that includes more information on our events, photos, and lists of all our co-sponsors. I hope to see you at our events. And visit our website to see updates to our events, and click on "Past Events" to see a slideshow of last semester's (and the last few years') events, along with links to watch the videos of past speakers online.  Even if you can't attend our events, I hope at least that you can listen to the talks at your convenience.
Sincerely, Gail Presbey