Activist to discuss the traditions that guide his life

April 6, 2007

DEARBORN / April 6, 2007---Attorney and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader will visit the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Thursday, April 19 to discuss his new book, The Seventeen Traditions.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Dining Rooms B and C in the campusís Fairlane Center South Building, located off of Hubbard Drive between Evergreen Road and the Southfield Freeway.

Edward Deeb, community leader and co-chair of the advisory committee at UM-Dearbornís Center for Arab American Studies, will provide an introduction to Naderís talk.

A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard law School, Nader has been an activist for consumer rights, environmentalism and democratic government.

In The Seventeen Traditions, Nader revisits key traditions he absorbed from his parents, his siblings and the people in his community during the earliest days of his life, and draws from them inspiring lessons for today's society, according to an editorial review on

Nader also is the author of It Happened in the Kitchen: Recipes for Food and Thought; Why Women Pay More; and Children First! A Parents Guide to Fighting Corporate Predators.

The event is co-sponsored by UM-Dearbornís Center for Arab American Studies, The Arab American News, ACCESS, the Arab American National Museum, the Palestine Office Michigan, Lebanese Monthly Magazine and the Arab American Chaldean Council.

For more information, contact the Center for Arab American Studies at 313-583-6334 or e-mail


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.



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