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Library Colloquia Series - Spring Semester 2014

Free and open to the public.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Susan Garmo at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.


More Than a Paycheck: What Occupational Music Reveals About Worker Health

Friday, January 31, 2014
12:15 pm
North Conference Room (W449)

Ysaye Barnwell (of Sweet Honey in the Rock)
Cosponsored by Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives

The lyrics of 138 songs written by coal miners and textile workers were examined and they revealed invaluable information about working conditions, accidents, and the onset and symptoms of disease. Barnwell will discuss the ten categories of health related information which were identified within the lyrics of the songs. In addition, Barnwell will discuss ways in which songs of this nature can be used in public health education.

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