Rethinking Disability and the Divine Image: Resisting Ableism, Queering Kinship

202 S. Thayer - 2022 202 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The assertion that humanity is made in the image of God has long been a linchpin of Jewish ethical thought, grounding contemporary commitments to human rights, racial justice, gender equity, disability affirmation, and more. But "divine image" traditions rest on a troubling intellectual history, one that traffics in human exceptionalism, anthropocentrism, and intense ableism. This

Understanding ESG: what is ESG data, and how can I use it?

Blau Colloquium (5th Floor) - Blau Hall

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Nearly all major corporations release ESG reports, and global ESG (environmental, social, governance) assets under management are projected to pass $50 trillion in 2025. Some see ESG data as an essential tool to guide corporations toward positive social impact. Yet the investment strategy has become controversial, and some states have banned the

A More Just Future: A Keynote Address from Dolly Chugh

Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business 701 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

We are pleased to welcome Dolly Chugh to the University of Michigan for a discussion on how we affect social change. Dolly Chugh (she/her) is a social psychologist and management professor at the New York University Stern School of Business and the author of A More Just Future:  Psychological Tools for Reckoning with our Past and Driving Social Change. She

Poverty Solutions Alumni Panel

School of Social Work Building - 1840 (ECC) 1080 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Part of the Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions Speaker Series which introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through an in-person lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation.

Lourdes Rivera, Pregnancy Justice

Weill Hall (Ford School) - Annenberg Auditorium (1120) 735 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Pregnancy Justice president Lourdes Rivera delivers the 2023 Omenn-Darling Health Policy keynote address alongside Professor Paula Lantz on the landscape of reproductive rights in the U.S., both legally and through a racial and social justice lens. This event is made possible in part through the generous support of the Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A.

Power and Perspectives

Virtual MI

What is power? No, we’re not just talking about superheroes here. Join the office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and The Ginsberg Center to talk about social power, how it shows up in your life, and what we do with the power and influence we all have. Register

DAF Lab | Hostile Legislation, Digital Activism, and TransCrip Storie

Virtual MI

Our social media feeds are cluttered with unending news of impending legislation, policy rollbacks, and vociferous attacks on BIPOC, transgender, queer, and disabled people. So-called “anti-woke” schooling efforts have resulted in the dismantling of DEI infrastructures in numerous universities and school districts, alongside statewide adoptions of right-wing curricula that reinvents histories on race and racism

Ross Impact Gala

Apse UMMA 525 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Net Impact is thrilled to present the Impact Gala, in collaboration with the Community Case Competition club. It's a great opportunity to celebrate our Fall Impact projects and strengthen connections within our wider impact community. The event will highlight the impact related work across the Ross community including the Community Case Competition, B+I, Detroit Initiative,

Rewriting Conventional Societal Narratives with Data and AI

Weiser Hall - 10th Floor

The ubiquity of data and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly reshaping every aspect of human society. However, as with any emerging technology, data and AI are deeply entwined with our social matrix. Many scholars have been directing our attention to how data and AI can amplify the existing structural and cultural injustice.