Community Conversation: Recognizing and Addressing our Implicit Biases

Online Ann Arbor, MI

Implicit biases are deeply ingrained attitudes and stereotypes that influence our decisions and behaviors in an unconscious manner. Recognizing these biases can be challenging, but it is important to address them in order to create more inclusive and equitable environments. This discussion will explore how to identify our own personal biases, the ways our biases

Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities: March 29 Workshop

Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning 1024 Hill St., Ann Arbor, MI

This interactive virtual workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.   Registration link

We’re Biased. So Now What?: Personalizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias

Online Ann Arbor, MI

Many of us are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and accept the extensive evidence from scholarly studies in psychology and neuroscience demonstrating that we all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others. The question then becomes, how do we not only become aware of our biases, but also work to overcome them?

It’s an Emergency! What are we doing about it? Environmental Justice & Emergency Response in Detroit

Online Ann Arbor, MI

Registration required. For in-person, refreshments served at 5:30 pm and the Program is 6:00-8:00 pm. In addition to Ms. Patterson, the event includes a Detroit Community Panel, moderated by Laprisha Berry Daniels (Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice): Ricky Ackerman (Eastside Community Network); Tammara Howard (What About Us & Belvidere Community Youth Block Club); Theresa Landrum

Curtis Center Health Equity Seminar featuring Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey

Online Ann Arbor, MI

The workplace is a relatively untapped environment for social work education, prevention, and intervention, despite the fact that adults spend a majority of their time at work and interacting with managers and coworkers. The need for social workers in the workplace has never been greater as workplace leaders realize and embrace the need to improve

Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb

ECC (1840) & Lower Level Atrium

Join us on March 30th for a thought-provoking talk by Dr. Sean J. Drake, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University. In "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb," Drake presents an insightful analysis of longstanding educational inequality from a nuanced perspective. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork,

Amanda Alexander – Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda Alexander, founding executive director of the Detroit Justice Center, is a racial justice lawyer and historian who works alongside community-based movements to end mass incarceration and build thriving and inclusive cities. She is co-host of Freedom Dreams, an interview podcast that amplifies movement voices and explores the many paths to building a truly just

2023 Kelbaugh Lecture: Paola Viganò, “Laboratories of the Transition. Projects in Europe.”

Art and Architecture Building - Auditorium 2104 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI

Cities and territories face social and environmental challenges (climate change, biodiversity crises, increasing urbanization of the planet). Urban and territorial design defines today an urgent and critical field. Through four episodes – “Prototypes of the transition”, “Utopia for our Time”, “Design a Horizontal Metropolis”, and “Towards an urbanism of the living soil” – the presentation

Virtual Allyship Workshop

Online Ann Arbor, MI

Please join us for an interactive virtual workshop that will provide foundational educational knowledge and tools. This program is open to all students, staff, and faculty, and will take place on March 30, 2023 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET on Zoom. Pre-work will be assigned and sent two weeks before the program to maximize our time together, and will take approximately 1.5 hours

PHSAD 36th Annual Health Equity Conference

Palmer Commons - Great Lakes Room 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Our 36th Annual Health Equity Conference, "What's Next? Transforming the Climate of Health Ethics, Equity, and Justice in Public Health" will be held at Palmer Commons on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. The purpose of the conference is to highlight sustainable results that bridge public health, policy, healthcare initiatives, and