Racial Equity Impact Assessment

Weill Hall, University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 735 South State Street

The weight of racism shows up across public policy and other fields — but how do we measure it? Racial Equity Impact Assessments are a tool designed to acknowledge historical context, shift power in how we engage with communities, and build accountability for the future. This assessment model is used to move us past debates

Decolonizing Development

Weill Hall, University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 735 South State Street

In this interactive 3-hour session, we will collectively explore what a decolonized space or a decolonized approach for global development actually look like? How can we structure our organizations and our programs to draw to center more liberatory practices and help us radically re-imagine global development? This workshop will explore and use decolonizing tools including history

Changemaking from the Inside

Online Ann Arbor, MI

In this virtual workshop, we will collectively visit frameworks and strategies for affecting change as institutional insiders. Facilitator Bio: Gabrielle Wyatt founded The Highland Project in October 2020, an organization focused on building and sustaining a pipeline of Black women leading communities, institutions, and systems, resulting in the creation of multi-generational wealth and change in their

Activating Joy: Creative Practices for Authentic Community Building

Online Ann Arbor, MI

Toni Cade Bambara said, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” The same can be said of policy makers and other change agents. In this workshop, we will explore the differences between activism, organizing, and culture shift work. We will explore how to build authentic relationships with those most affected by