GIGA2: Guaranteed Income in Ann Arbor

Join us for a event learning about Guaranteed Income to Grow Ann Arbor, a guaranteed income pilot that will provide monthly payments of $528 to Ann Arbor entrepreneurs with low incomes for two years. You must be 18 years old, live in Ann Arbor, make less than 225% of the federal poverty line and be an entrepreneur, broadly defined. Researchers from the University of Michigan will be on hand to talk about the program and answer all your questions.

Voting Rights 2024: What's New from Proposal 2

Join the Washtenaw County Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski, Ann Arbor City Clerk Jacqueline Beaudry, and the League of Women Voters of Washtenaw County for this informative presentation about your voting rights for elections this November and in 2024. Learn about your early voting options, the permanent absentee ballot list, and how to become a poll worker.

This event is in partnership with the League of Women Voters and the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office.

Senior Resource Connect: Identifying & Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can happen anywhere. This training discusses the different types of abuse, signs to look out for, and actionable steps we can all take to prevent elder abuse in our community. Participants will walk away with a general knowledge of potential older adult risk factors and feel secure in referring an older adult to resources if needed. 

Nerd Nite

Gather ‘round for an evening of informed and informal talks from a friendly neighborhood expert! We’ll have three speakers, each presenting on a different topic and sharing interesting facts that you never knew you never knew! Past Nerd Nite speakers have led deep dives into topics from the legacy of Louis Pasteur, to the origin of elements, to how a trumpet works, to a dissection of romance novel tropes. So bring a friend, grab a drink, and enjoy an evening among fellow nerds. Be there and be square!

Modular Synthesizer Performance and Discussion with Michael Bierylo

While the modular synthesizer offers endless possibilities for exploring sound, developing and sustaining a live performance can be daunting.

Join us for a live performance and talk by musician and sound designer Michael Bierylo about strategies for developing a cohesive musical form that can be used in a variety of performance situations.

Exploring the Mind | Mindfulness, Interconnectedness, and Dignity

Hyper-connectedness is the defining feature of our lives, yet many people report loneliness and disconnection. In this talk, Professor Ramaswami Mahalingam will present a holistic, Mindful Mindset perspective to foster personal, social, and ecological connectedness. This mindfulness framework has seven features: Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Situated Intersectional Awareness, Negative Capability, Wonder, Cultural Humility, and Generosity. He will provide examples of contemplative tools that can be used to cultivate a Mindful Mindset, which will help create a fulfilling life.

Saving and Sharing Seeds with Small House Farm

Have you ever wanted to save your seeds, but didn’t know where to start? This fun and informative presentation from author Bevin Cohen highlights the importance of saving and sharing our garden seeds and how to successfully do it at home! Learn why planting, saving, and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods and healthy communities. Bevin will share practical tips and advice through a blend of hands-on demonstration and lecture.