Politics & Prejudices
Save our schools
The unusual idea that schools are for children
Published: December 1, 2010
But last month Debbie had a complaint I found totally legitimate. Schlussel, who is also a self-styled film critic, found that she had been cut from Paramount Pictures' screening lists for a movie she was fully qualified to review. She got the New York Times to look into it, and after they called Paramount, they put her back on the list. As well they should. The movie was Jackass 3D.
Worth opening your wallet for: Central United Methodist Church has long been a beacon for peace and justice in Detroit, and their annual Peace and Justice banquet is almost always worth the price of admission. This year ought to be more interesting than most: The keynote speaker is Shirley Sherrod, the woman who was improperly forced to resign from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a right-wing attack video that was based on a lie.
The banquet happens this Sunday (Dec. 5) at 6 p.m., at the Marriott in the Renaissance Center. After Sherrod's speech, Central will honor General Holiefield of the United Auto Workers union; Marianne Williamson, the spiritual activist; and Father Norman Thomas of Detroit's Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
For ticket information, see centralumchurch.com, or call 313-965-5422, ext. 133. Just don't tell them Debbie sent ya.
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