Ann Arbor kicks out the Jams 2.0
The Ozone House Youth and Family Services presents their second annual Kicked Out the Jams benefit concert for LGBTQ youth at risk of homelessness on Nov. 18. The money raised supports the Ozone House’s 24-hour crisis-line, providing lifelines to homeless and at-risk youth in Southeast Michigan and the Ozone House’s Queer Zone, a weekly support group for all LGBTQ youth.
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Ann Arbor nightclub Necto, prior to their nearly legendary Friday PRIDE dance party. For a $15 dollar cover ($10 with a student ID), attendants will see performances from local bands Drag King Rebellion, Nervous But Excited and Bitch.
Necto is located at 516 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor. This benefit is sponsored by Necto, Liberty Dental and Ms. Green Construction. For more information, go to http://www.Facebook.com/OzoneQzone.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
University of Michigan’s Spectrum Center hosts its sixth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony and reception this year, in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union Building.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was first held to honor Rita Hester, murdered on Nov. 28, 1998. This event honors and mourns the loss of Hester and many other individuals killed around the world and raises awareness for the violence against transgender individuals.
The ceremony begins 8 p.m., Nov. 17 in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. For more information, go to http://www.spectrumcenter.umich.edu.
Power of Working People Film Series continues with ‘Inside Job’
The Washtenaw Community Action Team continues its “The Power of Working People” film series this November with screenings of Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job,” a documentary about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.”
WCAT will screen the documentary thrice, following each screening with a guest speaker/facilitator and discussion. This discussion will give viewers an opportunity to discuss how the film can be incorporated into thinking about the Occupy Movement across the country and in Ann Arbor. The first screening is 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Cafe Ambrosia, 326 Maynard St., in Ann Arbor, with guest facilitator Tom Weisskopf, U-M political economist. The following day the film will be screened at the Ypsilanti District Library-Whittaker at 6:30 p.m. with U-M Political Economist Frank Thompson and again at 7 p.m. at Mason Hall (Room 3411 at U-M Campus) with Sociology Lecturer Ian Robinson.
For more information, go to http://www.washtenawcat.org.