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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 26, 1987 - Page 3
FSACC marks shanty's
first year on Diag.

In the year since the shanty was
built on the Diag, it has been the
center of candlelight vigils and the
object of arson; the launchpad of
student activism and the focus of
repeated vandalism.
"The first one has become sort
of an institution," said Anthony
Vavasis, an LSA senior and
member of the Free South Africa
Coordinating Committee.
F S A C C members built the
structure March 21, 1986, on the
26th anniversary of the Sharpeville
Massacre - a week-long riot which
began as a nonviolent protest
against the requirement for carrying
passes and ended with the death of
about 180 black South Africans.
FSACC members built another
shanty this week to commorate
Two Weeks of Action Against
Apartheid and Racism. The group
wants to rekindle interest in the
apartheid issue.

"We felt that the issues in South
Africa are being forgotten," said
David Fletcher, a LSA junior.
A L T H O U G H the
commemoration will end with a
march on April 4 to remember the
assasination of Dr. Martin Luther
King, both shanties will remain.
FSACC members say the structures
will stay until the University
divests the rest of its holdings in
South Africa and apartheid is
University groups are required to
obtain a permit from the Student
Organization Development Center
and then register that permit with
the Michigan Student Assembly in
order to build a structure on the
Department of Public Safety
Officer Todd Strach said yesterday

that FSACC does not have an
SODC permit. But according to
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson, FSACC is allowed
to keep the shanties "not by permit,
but by permission."
"Since it is still there, the
administration does not see it as a
problem," Strauch said. He said
public safety is not planning to
dismantle the shanty.
"In South Africa people live in
these things, " said Emily Devine,
a LSA junior. "When they are torn
down, which they are, people have
no where to go. Here we have a
Many students have complained
that the shanties are inappropriate
for the Diag, although they feel the
issues are important.
"Sure its an eyesore," Devine
said, "But that's the point."

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY-
Eric Holt, an Engineering junior, listens Sunday as Dept. of Public Safety Officer Robert Neumann tells him
that the new shanty might have to be dismantled since the Free South Africa Coordinating Committee had not
obtained a permit to build. But yesterday Henry Johnson, vice president of student services, assured the group
that the shanty can remain on the Diag.

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a member of the new coalition.
In addition, the coalition has
slated several projects to raise funds
and help other disabled students.
The projects include an upcoming
bake sale in April, assisting in the
National Paralyzed Veterans
Administration games this summer,
and an awareness week on disability
fanned for next semester.

olds organizational
The meeting concluded with the attendance was Pach Ratanaproeksa, h
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nominations, followed by familiar with sign language and r
nominations for the Disabled plans on improving her skill. "I'm a
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advisors to the University on those who have received calls face a
disabled student affairs. graveyard and a parking lot, but the 1
One non-disabled person in caller could be telephoning from the I

here because I want to help students
who are deaf and also be a peer or
esource if they have any questions
about the University."
aie students
bout six to ten reports each week.
Julie Steiner, director of the
University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center,
said calls should be taken seriously.
"Obscene phone calls are a form
f sexual assault," Steiner said. She
aid the college campus atmosphere
makes such behavior easy for the
callers because the telephone
numbers on dorm halls are in
equence and student directories are
generally available.


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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

School of Public Health building
which is next to the parking lot,
Cassar said.
Robert Pifer, University
assistant director of safety, said
pestering phone calls have always
been a problem. He said he has not
yet received McDonald's report, but
campus security usually receives


Campus Cinema
Picnic On The Grass (Jean Renoir,
1959), CG, 7:00, 8:40, & 10:20 p.m.,
*Aud A.
.A scientist meets a peasant girl, who
.teaches him how to have a good time,
all, in newly-restored 35mm prints.
- French with subtitles.
Farting Glances (Bill Sherwood,
1986), AAFC, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.,
MLB 4.
A homosexual love triangle is played
out by a sensitive writer, a stodgy
professional, and a rock musician with
Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980),
Air Force ROTC, 7:00, 9:30, &12:00
p.m., Nat Sci.
Overblown but effective screwball
,comedy about a couple of down-and-out
musicians determined to put on a
benefit to save an orphanage.
American Music and Dance
-Presentation- Arts at Mid Day,
P12:15 p.m., Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room.
Amazin' Blue-noon, The Diag.
Pre Pow-Wow Fesivities- 7
p.m., Baits II, Coman Lounge.
The Hill Street Players- "J.B.,"
8 p.m., Hillel.
University Philharmonia Or -
chestra- 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Tremble Factor- 9 p.m., U-Club.
Mark Brewer, Steve Kelly, and
Roger Winthrop- "Drug Testing
in the Workplace: A Panel Dis-
cussion," 7:30 p.m., 100 Hutchins
Hall, Law School.
Eugene Burnstein- "Cognitive
Representations of Altruism and the
Principle of Inclusive Fitness," Dept.
of Psychology, 3:30 p.m., 2053 LSA
M. Northrup Buechner- "The
Root of Terrorism," Students of
Objectivism, 8 p.m., 1270 Business
Humberto Belli- "The Sandinista
Revolution and its Impact on Freedom
and Christian Faith in Nicaragua," 8
p.m., Michigan Union, Pendelton
Dr. Adelbert Jenkins- "The
Psychology of Black Experience:
Sustaining Self-Esteem," 4 p.m.,
Rackham Ampitheater.
Duane Niatum- "Reading From
His Work," Visiting Writers Series, 4
p.m., 1006 Angell Hall.
Dr. Richard LeSar- "Structures
and Phase Transitions In Simple
Molecular Systems," Dept. of
Chemistry, 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry

Allen Roberts- "Anthropology as
Allegory and the Invention of
'Tribes'," 8 p.m., Rackham East
Conference Room.
Marilyn Parkinson- "The Whys
and Hows of Home Building," 7:30
p.m., Ann Arbor "Y".
Ray Kelly- "Etoro Suidology: A
Reassessment of the Pig's Role in the
Prehistory and Comparative Ethnology
of New Guinea," noon, 2009 Museums
Rudi Lindner- "Ottoman History,"
7 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Lesbian Network- 7:30 p.m.,
Guild House, 802 Monroe St.
Lesbian and Gay Rights on
Campus-- 9:30 p.m., Guild House,
802 Monroe St.
Hebrew Speaking Club- 4 p.m.,
3050 Frieze Bldg.
External Relatins Committee-
7 p.m., 3909 Michigan Union.
U of M Voice of Reason- 6
p.m., Michigan Union, 4th Floor
Committee for Social Progress
in Rio San Jaun, Nicaragua,
and the Internal Appropriate
Technology Assn.- 5:30 p.m.,
4202 Michigan Union.
Society of Women Engineers-
6:30 p.m.,1500 EECS.
Safewalk- Night time safety
walking service, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 102
UGLi, or Call 936-1000.
Free Tutoring- All Math,
Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering
Courses, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 307 UGLi,
and 8 p.m.-10 p.m., South Quad,
Main Dining Hall.
Rugby Football Club- 8 p.m.,
The Coliseum, Corner of Hill and
Fifth, (996-4529).
Impact Jazz Dance Workshop-
7 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Panel Discussion- "Rape: Can
You Stop it From Happening to You
or Someone You Love?" 7 p.m., Ann
Arbor Public Library.
"The Living and Working
Conditions of Pakistani
Women"- Lecture and Side Show, 8
p.m., 2203 Michigan Unionn

* The Roots of Terrorism
A Speech by
* Dr. M. Northrup Beuchner
Prof. of Economics,
St. Johns University
TONIGHT 8:00 pm
* Room 1270
* U-M Business School
*U-M Sponsored by
* U-MStudents of Objectivism

A Night of Chip 'n' Dale Dancing
starring BILLY DEAN

Doors open at 8:30
Gentlemen admitted after 11

Tickets $5, available at the Michigan Union
and the door

510 E. Liberty


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