#BlackLivesMatter Arts in the Performing Arts

Online Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Initially a hashtag but now a global movement, #BlackLivesMatter emerged as a response to the 2013 acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder. With the mission to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes, the global network is expansive and affirms the lives of

Blackness in Translation

Online Ann Arbor, MI, United States

In this virtual panel and discussion, Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez (Michigan State University) and Ryan James Kernan (Rutgers University) will share their groundbreaking research on the literary and cultural translation of Blackness before engaging in a discussion moderated by Aaron Coleman, U-M’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Translation Studies. Dr. Figueroa-Vásquez’s and Dr. Kernan’s transnational and Afrodiasporic scholarship

AIChE Presents Black History Month Guest Speaker: Dr. Levi Thompson

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building - 1500 1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Please join us next Thursday, February 23rd for AIChE's Black History Month event to celebrate Black excellence in Chemical Engineering and discuss the barriers to inclusion of Black communities in Engineering fields. Dr. Levi Thompson will virtually join us to discuss his journey through Chemical Engineering and topics regarding Black identity in Chemical Engineering. Dr.

Racial Equity in Washtenaw County and the Role of Reparations

School of Public Health Bldg I and Crossroads and Tower - Auditorium 2 M1020 SPH II

Alize Asberry Payne is an Equity and Strategic Development professional working in Southeast, MI. Originally from San Francisco, Asberry Payne now serves as the first Racial Equity Officer for Washtenaw County. She brings a community-centered passion and professionalism to “equity work”, incorporating her experience as a community organizer, consultant, and strategist. Alize has over 25-years

Black Feminist Futures: Jennifer Nash and Samantha Pinto in conversation with U-M prof Aida Levy-Hussen

Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Rackham Amphitheater (on the fourth floor of the Rackham Building), UM-Ann Arbor

Jennifer Nash (Duke University) and Samantha Pinto (University of Texas) talk with Aida Levy-Hussen, associate professor of English language and literature, about their book series, Black Feminism on the Edge and about what new and urgent scholarship in Black feminist thought can look like. About Humanities Afrofutures Presented by the Institute for the Humanities, Humanities

Fugees: Resistance through Anti-Blackness and Epistemic Oppression

Online Ann Arbor, MI, United States

V. Thandi Sulé gives an online presentation highlighting how Black scholars in higher education resist Anti-Blackness and systemic oppression. Dr. Sulé is an associate professor of Higher Education and the coordinator of the Masters in Higher Education Program at Oakland University. As a critical race feminist hip-hop scholar, her work focuses on educational equity issues,

Togetherness: QTBIPOC Gatherings

Michigan Union - 3000 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Register: https://bit.ly/LGBTQ-UM-Events Join Spectrum Center and MESA for our March Togetherness: QTBIPOC Gathering of this semester! Typically held on the second Monday of the month, these gatherings provide space for QTBIPOC students to build on-campus communities with each other. There will be food, drinks, and good company as we co-create this space together. Come chat, hang

Rooting For Change

The Blue Llama Jazz Club 314 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This event will feature 10-15 student speakers and performers with a range of identities and academic interests. These bite-size performances highlight student work, experience, cultural traditions, and creative expression surrounding local, regional, and global approaches to food justice. Previous performers have shared songs about de-commodifying food and why we should serenade our avocado toast, poetic

Diversifying the STEM pipeline: Evidence from STEM summer programs for underrepresented youth

Weill Hall - 1210 735 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic workers in STEM fields contributes to racial wage gaps and reduces innovation and economic growth. Billions of dollars a year are spent on "pipeline'' programs to increase diversity in STEM, but there is little rigorous evidence of their efficacy. We fielded a randomized controlled trial to study a suite of

Dean Gallimore’s End of Year Address and Q&A

GG Brown Laboratory - 2505 2350 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Black Students in Aerospace (BSA), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Latinos/Hispanics United in Aerospace (LUNA) organizations are hosting an end-of-semester talk with the outgoing Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, Dr. Alec Gallimore, on Thursday, April 13th from 6-7 PM in GG Brown Room 2505. This talk will consist of an