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Congressman John Lewis rescheduled to speak Nov. 27 at U-M Stamps Speaker Series

ANN ARBOR—Due to an emergency meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Thursday, Sept. 21, Penny Stamps Speaker Series event featuring Congressman John Lewis and "March" co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell was cancelled earlier this month.

The event has been rescheduled for another date and a larger venue: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. The free, public event will offer open seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Lewis is a civil rights leader and an American politician, serving Georgia's 5th district since 1987. In 2013, Lewis co-wrote "March," a three-part graphic novel trilogy about the story of his civil rights activism. The novel is co-written with Aydin and illustrated by Powell.

This week, there will be a free public screening of "Get In the Way" at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Michigan Theater. This 2017 PBS documentary chronicles the life and work of Lewis and is presented in partnership with Detroit Public Television. More on the screening:

The keynote talk is co-presented by the International Institute's Conflict and Peace Initiative and the King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Professors Program. The Conflict and Peace Initiative is funded by the International Institute Enterprise Fund. Its focus is to build a cross-disciplinary approach to peace and conflict studies that engages, challenges and inspires new audiences.

The Conflict and Peace Initiative will host meetups with Powell Tuesday, Nov. 28, as well as a series of fall 2017 social justice events, including a comics contest.


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