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January 2022

SDI Conference 2022

January 24 @ 9:00 am - January 28 @ 1:45 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map
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As the global community continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of sustainability and development remain as critical to wellbeing as ever. Indeed, the experience of the pandemic only brings home how progress on such sustainability and development goals as ecosystem conservation, greater equality and justice, stronger institutions, and transformative actions are necessary to improve our common future. The Sustainability and Development Initiative at the University of Michigan is excited to announce a call for abstracts for the 3rd Sustainability…

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Diversity & Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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U of M’s SMTD and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies are co-hosting a “Diversity and Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories conference in Ann Arbor, January 26–30, 2022. The D&B Conference is collaborating with the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, and Sphinx Connect. To view the full schedule and to register, see https://westfield.org/keyboard-stories.html

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EIHS Symposium: Radical Futures Through Indigenous Political Thought

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tisch Hall – 1014, 435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Format: Registration required for in-person attendance OR streaming via Zoom. Details forthcoming. Description: Forthcoming Panelists: • Rebecca D. Hardin (Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan) • Ana María León (Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Michigan) • David Myer Temin (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan) • Kyle Whyte (George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan) • Mrinalini Sinha (moderator; Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, University of Michigan) This…

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Donia Human Rights Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. The Promise — and Failure — of Human Rights

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weiser Hall – 1010, 450 Church St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The heyday of the human rights movement -- the 1990s -- is well behind us. At its peak, the human rights movement was the most captivating ideology of its time. It punctuated public discourse with a rhetorical command rarely seen, even in the more repressive states. But the power of the movement today is a but a pale shadow of itself. Some argue that the age of human rights is over. Yet that is hyperbole. It is clear, however, that…

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Disabusing Disability: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn’t Mean Inability

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map
U-M Professor Oluwaferanmi Okanlami MD, MS

Disability is regularly neglected in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, yet it is the one demographic that we may all identify with one day. Disability should serve as a means of demonstrating that we are all much more similar than we are different. As a disabled, black, Nigerian, immigrant, cis-gender heterosexual, male, physician, athlete, U-M Professor Oluwaferanmi Okanlami will talk about the intersectionality between all of those identities. He believes that disability is not inability. He encourages us to…

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Chokepoints: Temporalities of Navigation in the Red Sea

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6050 ISR-Thompson, 426 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Chokepoints: Temporalities of Navigation in the Red Sea Jatin Dua, University of Michigan, Anthropology Monday, Jan. 31, The Open Talks will be held noon to 1pm, and the Grad Workshops will be held 1 to 3pm. In-person in ISR-Thompson 6050 Presentations will also be available online via Zoom Abstract: Shipping plays a crucial role in global circulation and geopolitical imaginaries of mobility. Approximately 90% of the world’s imports and exports travel by sea on some 93,000 merchant vessels, operated by…

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February 2022

Centering Lived Expertise to Improve Food Assistance and Food Access

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

Barbie Izquierdo is a courageous mother who uses her story to raise awareness and help make legislative changes in food insecurity and poverty. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Barbie’s family experienced food insecurity first-hand, which ignited her passion to take action. Barbie has been a community activist and advocate for over a decade, attempting to end the cycle of poverty and food insecurity. Barbie’s story can be found in the documentary, “A Place at the Table.” Our virtual conversation…

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Detroit Financial Well-Being Innovation Challenge

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map
Detroit Financial Well-Being Innovation Challenge Launch Poster

Every family deserves access to the resources and support they need to become financially stable — but the financial deck is stacked against Detroiters. How can we work together to unstack the deck, so that Detroiters have more opportunities to thrive financially? From 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 2, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, in partnership with University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions, will celebrate the official launch of the Detroit Financial Well-being Innovation Challenge! This revolutionary initiative challenges individuals…

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Ethnographic Methods Workshop

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

Queer limits of a liberal law: Participant ethnography, South African legal clinics, and African LGBTI refugees Zoom link

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Business, Innovation, and Tech Mixer

February 7 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
6th Floor Colloquium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, 48109
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Business, Innovation, and Tech Mixer poster

It takes more than one person to create a business. It takes a team of developers, designers, and founders to tackle an idea.   The first networking event of its kind for tech-oriented students interested in collaborating with engineering, information, and business students to make connections, join a team or venture, and get inspired to innovate.   Come learn the value of diverse teams from a panel of professional innovators and network with fellow students and panelists.   Students from…

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