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Dine and Discuss Book on Flint Water Crisis

September 9, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Enjoy dinner and a discussion of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Weber Center’s popular Dine and Discuss evening is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2019.

In her book, Dr. Hanna-Attisha reveals her discovery of the lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, and gives background on how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed the people of Flint, Michigan at risk.

The $15 cost includes the book and dinner, as well as the opportunity to discuss the book with other interested participants. Register now and pick up your book at Weber Center so that you will have ample time to read this dramatic and eye-opening book. 

Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


Poetry Reading Focuses on ‘The Music of Her Rivers’

September 8, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Renny Golden, poet and social justice activist, shares selections from her latest book of poetry, The Music of Her Rivers, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

A former Adrian Dominican Sister, Renny co-founded the Chicago Religious Task Force on Central America and spent time in El Salvador accompanying refugees seeking sanctuary. In addition, she was co-founder of the Dorothy Stang Popular Education Adult High School in Chicago, named for the Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was killed in 2005 while protecting the Amazon Rain Forest and its indigent people. The bilingual school serves older immigrants.

Professor Emerita of Northeastern Illinois University, Renny has won awards for her poetry, including the Women’s Studies Award from Crossroads Publishing.

Renny’s book will be available for purchase and the evening will include a book signing. The poetry reading is free and open to all. No registration is required. 

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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