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0 Gay, Muslim man
Faisal Alam will host a discussion on
the experiences and identities of the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and
Muslim community today at noon in
Room 3909 in the Union. Alam, 25, is
a self-identified Muslim of Pakistani
A three-hour workshop, titled
"Change," will examine Mahatma
Gandhi's statement, "We must be the
change we wish to see in the world"
and its implications. "Change" will
take place today at 3 p.m. in the Resi-
dential College in East Quad. The
workshop will involve participants in
theatre and movement exercises that
teach the need to consider foreign
ideas and beliefs.
27th annual Folk
The 27th Annual Ann Arbor Folk
Festival begins tonight at 7 p.m. and
continues'through tomorrow night at
the Michigan Theater. The show
returns to its old venue due to renova-
tions at Hill Auditorium. Tonight's
show will feature Patty Griffith, a ris-
ing star whose music is a blend of
country, blues, gospel, soul and rock
'n' roll. Jeffrey Gaines, Erin McKe-
own, Josh Ritter, Jeff Lang, The Way-
backs, Billy Jonas and Seth Bernard
will also perform. Tickets are $35 and
$55 in advance at all Ticketmaster
locations and at the door.
Local fitness, nutrition and medical
experts will host a health fair titled,
"Coach Me Fit," tomorrow, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2300 E. Stadium
Blvd. Speakers will discuss weight,
nutrition, strength training and various
other topics. The event will feature free
massages, personal fitness consulta-
tions and snacks. Free registration is
requested for the event. Call 477-9430
for more information.
Natural history "
winter star show
Some of the brightest stars are seen
in the winter - at the Museum of Nat-
ural History tomorrow students can
view the constellations and planets of
the season, many of which are subjects
of Greek and Roman mythology. "The
Stars of Winter" presentation begins at
11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
MLB to screen
Anime all day
The University Japanese Animation
Film Society's monthly anime-a-thon
will feature three new series this Satur-
day. Students can catch fantasy come-
dy "Megical Shopping District,"
boy-meets-android tale "Chobits" and
"Read or Die," a series about a psy-
chotic bookworm tomorrow between 5
p.m. and midnight in the Modern Lan-
subject of lecture
John Schwarz, a well-known author
and lecturer on peace issues, will dis-
cuss the effects of globalization issues
communities. The free lecture will take
place at 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial
Christian Church on 730 Tappan St.
The Huaren Cultural Association
will host an estimated 20 University
dance groups and organizations in an
instructional dance workshop. The
,groups will teach guests moves from
their respective ethnic dances. The
workshop commences Sunday at 12:30
p.m. on the second floor of the Michi-
movement topic of
David Choberka will lecture on the
works and history of the artistic
movement in Germany on Sunday at 3
p.m. in the Museum of Art. Chober-
ka's lecture is titled "Graphic Visions:
German Expressionist Prints and
Students mark 30' birthday of Roe v.
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
Thirty years ago this week, former President
Lyndon Johnson died of a heart attack just days
before then-President Richard Nixon announced to
the world that a cease-fire agreement had been
reached in the Vietnam War.
And sometime between those two events, the
U.S. Supreme Court made their landmark 7-2 deci-
sion in a case that started off with a single, pregnant
woman challenging a Texas law forbidding abor-
tion - but ended up with a ruling that legalized the
practice across the country.
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in
favor of "Jane Roe," who sued the Dallas County,
Texas District Attorney "on behalf of herself and all
other women" because she felt that "Texas statutes
were unconstitutionally vague and that they
abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by
the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amend-
ments," according to the majority opinion, written
by Justice Harry Blackmun.
Today, the debates surrounding Roe V. Wade have
grown, and though the decision was upheld, many
pro-choice advocates worry that a change in the
Supreme Court membership could overturn the
"It's the 30th anniversary and what that means
for people our age is that we've never lived without
abortion being legal," said Rackham student Katri-
na Mann, a member of Students for Choice, which
is holding a conference this weekend in honor of
Roe v. Wade about women's health care issues.
"Young people in general don't see this as a perti-
nent issue because it's always been legal in our life-
time and they have the perception that it always will
Mann said she hopes the 30th anniversary of Roe
v. Wade will not only help spark discussion about
the lack of health care available to pregnant
women, but also bring attention to the decision's
"It's hard for us as young people in this campus
and for those of us who didn't grow up while it was
illegal to know what it was like," she said. "We
want to try to imagine what that experience was
like and think about how we can keep it from reoc-
While students now may not understand the cli-
mate surrounding abortion issues in the 1970s,
Laura Kaplan, the conference's keynote speaker,
said she remembers the struggle well.
Kaplan was a volunteer for the Chicago-based
underground abortion service the Jane Collective,
which started in 1969 and disbanded soon after the
Supreme Court decision.
"It was the best-known secret in Chicago,"
Kaplan said. "You knew about it if you needed it. I
think there was sort of this passive acceptance of
the group by the powers that be. Law enforcement
certainly knew about it."
"What made Roe v. Wade possible was really the
growth of the women's movement and the voices of
women, marching in the street, speaking out. There.
were full-page ads taken out in the New York Times
with prominent women stating their names, saying
they had an abortion," she added. "It's different
now. Women's choices aren't valued, and abortion
is often pictured as something a women does out of
Mann said the majority of this weekend's con-
ference - co-sponsored by Students for Choice,
Planned Parenthood Mid-Michigan Alliance, the
Undergraduate Women's Studies Association
and the Institute for Research on Women and
Gender, as well as several other organizations -
will focus on trying to bring together the pro-
life and pro-choice movements that have
resulted from Roe v. Wade.
"We are trying not to create divisions. What
we are trying to do is heal some divisions by
taking some steps to begin thinking about how
to come together and support women and their
families," she said. "They have one type of strat-
egy (for helping women) and we have another,
but I think if we work together better, if we
could conjoin those strategies, we could move
light years past where we are."
Students for Life member and LSA junior Diana
Hester, who spent Wednesday in Washington par-
ticipating in the national March for Life rally, said
that while she does not agree with the Roe v. Wade
decision, she also believes that pregnant women
must be better supported before the decision can be
"I think it should be overturned, but only if other
things are put in place for women," Hester said.
"We have to make sure we are looking out for preg-
Art exhibit celebrates life
of pre-Holocaust painter
By Afifa Assel
For the Daily
Music senior Mudhillun MuQaribu sits with alum Donna Pettway,
who holds her child while listening to a lecture about the
struggle for integration yesterday in Rackham Auditorium.
to be open, federal
Finding purpose in life and rediscovering how to live
were the main themes Charlotte Salomon expressed in
her enlightening pre-Holocaust paintings. A two-day
conference celebrating the life and paintings of the Jew-
ish artist commenced yesterday at the Alumni Center.
Joanne Leonard, a member of the Institute for
Research on Women and Gender, which sponsored the
conference, was the driving force behind the event. For
the past few years, Leonard has utilized various grants
to bring visual culture exhibits like Saloman's to the
"This conference is a culmination of Joanne
Leonard's work on visual culture," said IRWG director
Mary Felstiner, a historian who wrote a biography of
Salomon, said the artist's work captures the spirit of an impor-
tant period in history, one that is difficult to bring back.
"Usually you can find information about most people
born in 1917, but in Charlotte's case, her whole subcul-
ture was killed off by the Nazis," Felstiner said.
Griselda Pollock, the keynote speaker from the Uni-
versity of Leeds in England, said Salomon's paintings
depict Salomon struggles.
"Charlotte faces the question of how to live with the
unlivable - she is discovering life through her art,"
For many, the lessons of Salomon's work are still rel-
"It is about the trauma - the details - of an emo-
tional experience. She does something extraordinary
with her suffering," Pollock said.
Salomonis" tt rg'° tylri5nt-t-traditional"-she-
combines text, images and music in a transdisciplinary
"it is about the trauma --the
details - of an emotional
experience. She does
something extraordinary with
- Griselda Pollock
University of Leeds keynote speaker
work that she ultimately envisioned as a theatrical pro-
duction, Pollock added.
Prof. Nannette Salomon from the College of Staten
Island said, "Charlotte's work looks like children's art,
but beneath, it is much more sophisticated."
Salomon's work gained popularity two years ago
when it was shown in New York for the first time.
While all of Salomon's original paintings are currently
in Amsterdam, individual presenters displayed slides of
her work at the conference.
Salomon was born in 1917 and grew up in Berlin. As
the Nazis rose to power, Salomon fled to the south of
France to live with relatives. There, her grandmother
committed suicide, and shortly afterward, she learned
that her mother's death when she was a child was also a
suicide, not a tragic accident as she had been led to
believe. In ain atf'eni, 'fc'pe with the triauma,
Salomon painted her life story in 800 reflective paint-
ings between 1940 and 1942, ending when she was sent
to a concentration camp in France. She titled her work
' -eben Oder T ?I"titt tf i'teisinto "fL1Te or'
court has declined to review a decision
by three of its judges that hearings for a
jailed Muslim activist must be open to
The federal government had request-
ed the review, contending that open
deportation hearings for Rabih Haddad
and others suspected of links to terror-
ism would compromise the Justice
Department's terror probe.
The ruling Wednesday by the U.S. 6th
Circuit Court-of Appeals stems from
lawsuits filed last year by several Detroit
area newspapers, the American Civil
Liberties Union and U.S. Rep. John
Conyers (D-Mich.), seeking access to
The decision contradicts an October
ruling by the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of
Appeals in Philadelphia that such hear-
ings could be closed to the public, the
Detroit Free Press reported yesterday.
Attorneys predicted the dispute would
wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"The stage is really set for a show-
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ical, hard-fought game. But the
Wolverines would not recognize that
winning the game would be big for the
"If we win it will be a big win, but
we will just have go forward to the
next win," Pontiac native Lester
Abram said. "But it will be no bigger
than any of the other wins that we
have won so far."
Senior LaVell Blanchard, who in the
past has forced himself to watch
Michigan State celebrate winning the
Big Ten championship, returned ques-
tions to reporters like a tennis pro.
"I'm not going to say anything," said
Blanchard, who will probably get his
last chance to beat the Spartans on
Sunday. "I am just going to play the
game, see what happens and keep my
Even freshman Daniel Horton, a
Cedar Hill, Texas native and one of the
brasher members of the team, was
playing dumb to the rivalry. It was not
until the level of dominance of the
rivalry was compared to Texas-Okla-
homa in football that the point guard
understood the one-sidedness of the
past five years.
"Obviously, I don't know because
I am not from around here," said
Horton, who is averaging 15.8
points per game. "But (my team-
mates) say they want to win, just
like any other game."
But he feels that ignorance is bliss
d6Wi'iii Washhigton over which'appeals
court is right," said Herschel Fink, an
attorney for the Free Press, one of the
newspapers that filed suit.
Tre-Justi Departmit*t s decidixg
whether to appeal Wednesday's ruling, a
Haddad's lawyer, Noel Saleh of
Detroit, praised the decision, saying
closed hearings are bad for democ-
Haddad, 42, an Ann Arbor resident
and Lebanese citizen, was arrested
Dec. 14, 2001, the same day the subur-
ban Chicago offices of the Global
Relief Foundation were raided. Haddad
is co-founder of the charity, which fed-
eral authorities accuse of funneling
money to al-Qaida.
Haddad's early hearings were
closed to the public, sparking the
lawsuits. A three-judge panel of the
appeals court ruled the hearings
must be opened in August, though
some parts of subsequent hearings
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Though much of the show was com-
prised of various cultural dances, Easley,
one of the original members of the
Black Ink Poetry Collective in Detroit,
recited an original piece, and co-ed a
capella group 58 Greene also performed
for the audience.
"What really makes the show come
alive is that everybody enjoys what they
are doing and you can see the pride they
take in their culture, whether they are
singing, dancing - whatever," LSA
sophomore Andrew Block said.
"It's so important that cultural leaders
on campus work with groups like
Encompass to reach out," LSA senior
Rata Vaishya said.
"I could have done the Indian dance,
but I really wanted to do something to
challenge myself, so that's why I'm in
the Arabic dance sequence. Given all the
problems facing different ethnicities
today, it's really important to support one
another, celebrate our differences and
come together," she added.
The show, which usually takes place
in March, was moved up nearly two
months due to renovations at Hill Audi-
torium and a lack of affordable alternate
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