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Third Annual Minority Film Festival

The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 30, 1979-Page 3

Dozens streamed into the A
Union lobby yesterday, leav
when they grew tired of watchi
of the 10 free movies played
stuffed with complimentary po
It wasn't freebies day at th
Rather, the Office. of Minority

University studen
Services (MSS) and Michigan Media
presented their third annual minority
Michigan film festival.
ing only "THIS IS PART of our continuing ef-
ng some fort to bring information on minorities
or were to the campus, the problems as well as
pcorn. the contributions," said Ann Lyons,
e Union. Asian American MSS representative.
Student "So often, history is told from one view.

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There's information that's not there;
and by omission, you have gaps. The
stereotypes then come to be accepted
as real."
The festival is continuing today, with
ongoing film showings in the Union lob-
by from just after noon to 9 p.m.
One of the films, "Chisholm - Pur-
suing the Dream," documents some of
the political activities of Rep. Shirley
Chisholm (D-N.Y.), 1972 presidential
candidate and the first black woman
elected to the U.S. Congress.
ANITA KRON, a non-degree LSA
student, said the Chisholm documen-
tary "was eye opening to me, abd it was
neat seeing her up close."
"It (the documentary) was good, and
she (Chisholm) showed it could be
done," added Ann Arbor resident
Thomas Conradi.
The other films shown were
"Discovering American Indian Music,"
"More Than Bows and Arrows," a
documentary on American Indian con-
tributions to U.S. civilization, "Black
Modern Art," "Black Power Concept,"
"Save Chinatown," and "Jenny," the
story of an eight-year-old Japanese
American girl living in New York City.
Others were "Korean/Americans,"
"Cinco Vidas," "Puerto Rico: Paradise
Invaded," "The Unwanted," a
documentary dealing with illegal im-
migration from Mexico to the U.S.,
"Two Indians - Red Reflections of
Life," and '"Circle of the Sun."

By January, Ann Arbor School Board
members should have a school
desegregation plan ready forscom-
munity evaluation, Board President
Kathleen Dannemiller said Wednesday
At the board's weekly meeting,
members discussed six proposals
dealing with desegregation submitted
by a citizens' advisory committee in
.October. The proposals - which the
board will examine in considering a
final plan - range from calling for
reorganization of local elementary
schools to asking for an exemption to
state racial balance guidelines.
AT NEXT week's board meeting,
members will answer a series of
questions drafted by School Superin-
tendent Harry Howard on what kind of
desegregation plan they want. The
school administration will use that in-
formation in drawing up a proposal,
which Dannemiller expects to be ready
for implementation June 1.
Most board members agreed the
desegregation plan should emphasize
the involvement of parents in their
childrens' education - an idea that
cropped up frequently in the advisory
committee proposals.
Here are the six plans the board is
" Expanded Neighborhood School
Plan - It calls for some elementary
schools to house kindergarten through

ial plan
fourth grade classes and others to con-
sist of fifth and sixth grades, instead of
the traditional kindergarten through
sixth grade schools.
Dannemiller said she likes certain
aspects of the plan because shefavors
reorganizing schools where "it makes
sense geographically and
educationally." She said by concen-
trating grades in one building, specific
resources can be best used. In addition,
she said as district enrollment declines,
"having more than one fifth grade in a
school would increase educational op-
But board member Patti Cerny said
she was worried that the reorganization
plan would cause "diminished oppor-
tunity for cross-aged tutoring." She ad-
ded, "I'm concerned it's going to splin-
ter parents' educational involvement
between schools and will hurt
educational opportunity."
" Community Involvement Commit-
tee Plan - It recommends that com-
mittees be established to develop in-
dividual desegregation plans. Groups
would be formed in specified
geographic areas, so members could
decide how to best handle
desegregation in their own regions.

Both Dannemiller and Cerny said this
is their least favorite alternative. "It
scares me because it would be a whole
lot easier for members of the commit-
tee to manipulate the process for
reasons I don't buy, said Dannemiller.
She said she was afraid the committees
would "set minimal educational out-
"The character of the school will
represent those sitting on the commit-
tee for a few years, so the direction.
might be a zig-zag pattern," Cerny
said. "There is the danger that the
committee will reject the idea of a cen-
tralized curriculum plan."
" Magnet School Plan - It suggests
that specialized schools be created that
provide alternative educational op-
tions, such as a school for arts and
music. The advantage with the magnet
option, its supporters say, is that some
students who switch schools would do so
Dannemiller said she would like to
see a school specializing in science
laboratory work and another "open
classroom" school. Cerny said,
however, she was concerned with the
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.aiiy rnoto by DAVID HARRI>
DOZENS GATHERED in the Union lobby yesterday for. a minority film
festival, held by the Office of Minority Student Services and Michigan
Minority Student Services/Michigan Media minority film festival-Puerto
Rico: Paradise Invaded, 12:10 p.m., Jenny, 12:45, 7:30 p.m.,
Korean/Americans, 1:10, 7:55 p.m., Save Chinatown, 2:15, 6:55 p.m., The
Unwanted, 2:50 p.m., Two Indians-Red Reflections of Life, 3:50 p.m., Cir-
cle of the Sun, 4:20 p.m., Discovering American Indian Music, 4:55 p.m.,
Black Modern Art, 5:25 p.m., Chisolm-Pursuing the Dream, 5:50 p.m.,
Black Power Concept, 6:35 p.m. Lobby, Michigan Union. Free.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations-Controlling Interest, The
Fight Against Black Monday, 8 p.m., Residential College auditorium, East
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Free film night, 7:30
p.m., Chrysler Center auditorium, North Campus.
Macromolecular Research Center-Symposium on "Current Con-
tributions in Polymer Science," 9 a.m., Room 165, Chrysler Center, North
Astrofest-Jim Louden, "Voyager Report III", 7:30 p.m., Aud. 3, Modern
Languages Building.
Department of Philosophy, Law School-Derek Parfit, Oxford University,
"Obligations to Future Generations," 4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
U.S.-China People's Friendship Society-Dr. John Whitmore, "A View of
China-Vietnam Relations," 8 p.m. Third floor library, Michigan League.
Rudolph Steiner House-Prof. Werner Glas, Waldorf Institute of Mercy
College, "Individual and Social Aspects of Education," 8 p.m., Rudolf
Steiner House, 1923 Geddes.
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies-Prof. Harold Livesay, State
University of New York, "The Ford Motor Company in Southeast Asia,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Museum of Art- Prof. Theodore Reff, Columbia University, "The Reac-
tion Against Impressionism in the 1880's," 8 p.m., Museum of Art.
Canterbury Loft-Mirage Dance Concert, 8 p.m.
Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State.
Dance Theater Studio-Tom Bergeron, solo saxophone concert, 8 p.m., 711
N. University.
East Quad Halfway Inn-Footloose, blue grass and country music, 9 p.m.,
basement of East Quad.
University Musical Society-Elizabeth Parcells, Victoria Grof, Donald
Bell, David Fisher, "-Messiah," 8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
St. Mary's Student Chapel-Memorial mass for Jerome Cavanaugh, 12:10
p.m., 331 Thompson.
Alpha Kappa Alpha-"Paint It Black," Scholarship dance, 10 p.m., Union
School of Metaphysics-Carnival night, 7:30 p.m., 2101/2 N. Main.
International Center-Visit to Detroit, Renaissance Center and
Greektown, 3-9 p.m. Call 764-9310 for information.

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