‘Embrace Diversity’ events in April
MARQUETTE — During the month of April, the Peter White Public Library is inviting patrons to “Embrace Diversity.”
They will be running a number of events to highlight the ways that people are different.
≤ On Tuesday, April 4 at noon in the Shiras room, the Tasty Reads book club will discuss “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais. Indian food, inspired by the book, will be shared by the members.
≤ At 6:30 p.m. April 4, in the community room, PWPL will be showing the movie “Life, Animated,” a documentary about a boy and his family who overcome great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
≤ On Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Shiras room, a book discussion of “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine will be held. Rankine’s book was chosen by Northern Michigan University as its Diversity Common Reader. All who would like to discuss issues of race, sex, and prejudice are invited to attend.
≤ On Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in the community room, CineArts will present the Russian film “12.” In this loose remake of the 1957 American film “12 Angry Men,” 12 jurors, products of modern day Russia’s fragmented society, struggle to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who has allegedly killed his Russian stepfather.
≤ On Tuesday, April 18, PWPL will show the film “Fences” as both the Matinee Movie at 12:30 p.m. with an encore performance for the BYO Dinner Theater showing at 6 p.m. in the community room. Directed and starring Denzel Washington, this film addresses what happens to a “dream deferred.” Set during the 1950s in Pittsburgh, it also stars Viola Davis who won an Oscar for best actress in a supporting role. Moviegoers are invited to stay for a discussion following the film.
≤ On Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room, the PWPL G.L.O.W. Alliance and MSHS S.A.F.E. are inviting teens to a Night of Noise with music, refreshments, and poetry.
There is no admission charge to attend events, thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Library and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
NAMI educational meeting Monday
MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.
An educational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. Janelle Peters of Pathways Community Mental Health, and local Clubhouse director, will explain the Clubhouse concept. Clubhouses are programs for people with mental illnesses — who are called “members” in the voluntary program — and are active participants in their own recovery.
For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.
‘Inequality For All’ to be screened
MARQUETTE — “Inequality For All,” an award-winning film featuring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
In this film Reich explores the question, “Has U.S. capitalism fatally abandoned the middle class, while making the super-rich richer?”
No admission charge. Sponsored by the Marquette Citizens for Peace and Justice.
For more information, call 906-226-3445.