Anti-Racist Community Engagement

Anti-Racist Community Engagement is an advanced interactive workshop for participants who are already familiar with both community engagement and anti-racism. We recommend the Ginsberg Center’s Foundations of Community Engagement workshop as a pre-req. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of white supremacy in higher education community engagement, discuss various anti-racist practices to resist white supremacy in community engagement work, and talk about how to apply these practices to participants’ own projects.

Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/p7Qk2.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

Change It Up! © Anti-Black Racism

Change It Up! © Anti-Black Racism is an interactive session where participants will learn about ways their identities can influence how they interact with others, as well as strategies they can start using immediately to navigate some of these interactions when harm is involved. This 90 minute workshop is focused on bystander intervention in response to anti-Black racism, however it does not negate or minimize other types of racism, and it also covers unconscious bias, social identities, and social justice.

Learning Objectives:
– Develop a common language and historical perspective of anti-Black racism and unearned racial advantage/privilege
– Identify common situations of anti-Black racism based on definitions and historical perspectives taught in the session, including what it looks like in the engineering community, profession, student organizations, research, etc.
– Interrupt anti-Black racist harmful behavior as you see or experience it

Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/y2GNP.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

Anti-Racism in an Abroad Context

Structural racism in the United States is the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantage whites while producing cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color. It is a system of hierarchy and inequity, primarily characterized by white supremacy—the preferential treatment, privilege, and power for white people at the expense of other racially oppressed people. It is also important to recognize that racism is a global issue and continues to be perpetuated in societies across the globe and it manifests in many different ways at various levels. This anti-racism workshop in an abroad context aims to offer an entryway for students to engage in observing how racism plays out in different societies outside the United States, utilizing examples, particularly media representation, that may reflect deeper messages, and what it means to be anti-racist for American students who have been abroad, or may be visiting, studying, or traveling abroad.

This workshop will engage participants in the following activities:
– Better understanding of the phrase “anti-racism”
– Learning about race and its nuances
– Recognizing how culture can shape the development of racism and power structures
– Seeing how media around the world uphold oppression in different ways
– Creating action steps toward actively recognizing oppression abroad

Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/ez8GX.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation

Every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, or country of origin deserves the opportunity to pursue an education or career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) in a welcoming, supportive, and antiracist environment. Yet, despite considerable investments to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM organizations, substantial barriers continue to produce systematically inequitable opportunities and outcomes.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a committee and developed a newly released consensus report titled Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation, which synthesizes the existing body of research on antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in STEMM organizations and provides guidance and a set of recommendations for stakeholders across the STEMM enterprise to build ADEI into existing systems. This upcoming event at the University of Michigan will provide an overview of the entire report as well as the set of recommendations within it. This event will be followed by a smaller discussion session of the report over lunch between the speaker and students.

Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/352q3.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

April 2023 Newsletter

Board Fellowship Info Sessions for Nonprofits

Tues, May 2 @ Noon
Ross School of Business,
B5570 Blau Hall

Wed, May 3 @ Noon
Zoom

Thurs, May 4 @ Noon
Dearborn Room
UM Detroit Center

Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program? Graduate student Fellows serve as non-voting board members during the academic year and complete a strategic project that can provide valuable capacity in areas such as strategic plan implementation, sustainability strategies, business plans, and dashboards. These sessions provide an overview for prospective organizations interested in participating during the 2023-24 academic year. Learn about program benefits, structure, and application process.

REGISTER HERE


FROM THE +IMPACT STUDIO:

Pop Up Docs in Detroit

Latest News from the +Impact Studio

Not surprisingly, the +Impact Studio is always generating a buzz and ideas. Below are some of the latest posts from the +Impact Studio:


+Impact Studio Course concludes with Demo Day, Guests

As we reach the end of the academic year, our +Impact Studio class held a Demo Day featuring prototypes from student teams to address how urban business can adopt, promote, and benefit from the green energy transition. See the students’ How-To Guides from earlier this semester at GreenBizTransition.com. See photos from the class’s entire journey here.

Read the Article


Free Webinar on Green Energy Funding for Small Businesses

Tues, May 18 @ Noon ET
Online


The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes $500 billion in new spending and tax breaks targeted toward climate change, clean energy, training and workforce development, the development of clean infrastructure, and more. Take part in a free lunchtime virtual event where a panel of four experts including Jerry Davis will help you understand what opportunities are available to help you build your business and create generational wealth.

Register Here


Jerry Davis and Andy Hoffman Release a Short Case about Fossil Fuel Dilemmas in The Financial Times

In 2020, the British energy group BP pledged to decarbonise its portfolio, cutting oil and gas production by 40% from 2019 levels by 2030 and channelling billions of dollars into wind and solar projects. Then, in February 2023, the company stunned observers by retreating from these lofty goals — promising shareholders it would invest heavily into oil and gas projects and recalibrating its oil and gas reduction goal from 40% to 25% by the end of the decade.

Read the Case


We’re Hiring Two Student Employees for Fall 2023

Business+Impact is hiring two students to start in Fall 2023!

One position is the Give-A-Day Fund Campaign Director. The Campaign Director serves as the student leader of GADF. This position will collaborate with Ross staff, promote the GADF to fellow MBA students, and lead all communications with peer donors. This role pays $20/hr and reports to Haley Phillips, Student Program Manager for Business+Impact. — Apply here

The other position is a Web Designer for the Impact Gateway. This WordPress-skilled student will manage listings for events, courses, co-curriculars and volunteer opportunities listings on the Impact Gateway throughout the academic year.  This role pays $15/hr and reports to Glenn Bugala, Marketing Manager for Business+Impact. — Apply here

 

Ross Event Highlights:


(Ross) Michigan Fintech Conference

Thurs, Mar. 9 @ 5-8:30 pm
Robertson Auditorium


(Weiser Center) Albert Berriz

Wed, Mar. 15 @ 3-4:30 pm
Blau Colloquium

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A Searchable Platform for All Things Impact at Ross and Across Campus


The Business+Impact Gateway provides you with a single location for all things impact. Here you’ll find all of the activities, people and key partners working to use their learning to make a real impact in the world. 

IMPACT GATEWAY

Summer Impact Internship Funding Application

Apply today!

Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBAs in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy.
 
The application for these monetary awards is open and will be considered on a rolling basis until today, April 18th at midnight. Award decisions will be based on the level of need (taking into account other funding being received), consideration of the position, the organization’s impact, and the quality of the application.

Apply today!


Congratulations all 2023 graduates!

Ross Commencement – April 28

We at Business+Impact have come to know many students at Ross and across campus through our programs and partnerships. We will miss all of you graduating students, but we’re excited to see the impact you make in your careers, and we wish you all the best. Keep in touch with B+I by joining our LinkedIn group, and we hope to partner with you sometime in the future.


 

B+I Collaborates with Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to Present Webinar on Student-Nonprofit Partnerships

Tues, Apr. 25 @ 1 pm ET
Online

Join Annaliese Fowler and Haley Phillips of B+I for a webinar on leveraging the power of nonprofit-higher education-student collaborations. Discover what each group can offer, and how these strengths can meet each other’s needs. We will focus on how higher education  can support nonprofits, and how this greatly benefits students with an interest in social impact. This symbiotic relationship will be exemplified in this session through B+I’s own Nonprofit Board Fellowship Program.

REGISTER FOR EVENT


Student Loan Repayment Program for Full-Time MBA Alums in Social Impact Careers

Through the Impact Advantage Program, alumni of the Michigan Ross Full-Time MBA Program (2021 grads and after) who pursue a career in the public or nonprofit sectors can apply for student loan repayment assistance. For those graduates accepted into the program, Impact Advantage will cover a portion of their Ross-related loan obligations — up to $7,500 per year for five years — while they are employed full-time at a social impact organization.

Applications for this program will be accepted in October 2023, but all of you upcoming graduates should save the date!

More info

Impact News and Notes

Why Poverty Persists in America – featuring Jerry Davis

Michigan Ross Business+Impact Team Empowers Students to be Architects of an Equitable and Sustainable Future – featuring Jerry Davis and Cat Johnson

Product Equity Trends in Big Tech – featuring Ross B+T

University outlines new commitments for helping Detroit

Opinion: Don’t expect schools to educate children on Black history – featuring Kevin Cockley

U-M joins with state to recruit talent for EV, mobility jobs

Reshaping business school with “management as a calling” – featuring Andy Hoffman

DEI efforts intersect with U-M’s past, present, future

Panel offers multidisciplinary perspectives on climate crisis

Wege lecturer Mary Robinson ties climate crisis to injustice

Poverty Solutions marks impact of action-based research in 2022

U-M features creative works of prisoners across Michigan

Gender Apartheid Against Women And Girls In Afghanistan – featuring Kamina Bennoune

Repeal of Michigan’s Right to Work law — what impact does it actually have on workers? – featuring Roland Zullo

Francis Medal recipient says nations must learn from pandemic

Bold Challenges awards planning grants to three research teams

How environmental disasters affect ecosystems: Ohio train derailment could affect local ecosystem for years, experts say – featuring Allen Burton

Global race to boost electric vehicle range in cold weather – featuring Neil Dasgupta

U-M Center for Social Solutions’ Earl Lewis to receive National Humanities Medal

SNAP cuts leave Michigan families, food banks struggling – featuring Luke Shaefer

Wastewater dashboard expands monitoring in five communities

The Secret Behind Japan’s Delicious Strawberries—Kerosene – featuring Shelie Miller

Bigger flowers, greater rewards: Plants adapt to climate disruptions to lure pollinators

U-M outlines new commitments to Detroit

University of Michigan Faculty Members Receive President’s Awards for Public Engagement

Christine Burkette, Detroit’s new digital equity director, aims to connect 90% of residents to the internet – featuring Cyrus Peñarroyo

Report: Detroiters’ views on reparations linked to perception of racial inequity – featuring Jasmine Simington and Erykah Benson

U-M earns Gold rating for climate, sustainability work

Fellowship helps K-12 educators teach students the importance of sustainability

In Memphis, hopes and challenges of Black middle class collide – featuring Karyn Lacy

At the University:

GINSBERG CENTER

Ginsberg Center Service Cords


Apply now!

All graduating students!  The purpose of these cords is to recognize students at graduation that have — through direct service, activism and advocacy, or other forms of civic engagement — helped address or make positive change around a specific social issue in partnership with economically or socially marginalized communities beyond campus.

More Info
 


CEW+

Career Connections: Imposter Syndrome


Wed, Apr. 19 @ 2-4 pm
330 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor


This informal event strives to provide community and engagement for students, professionals, job seekers, or anyone looking for career support. The goal is to create a casual, welcoming environment for people to find resources, guidance, and fellowship with people from all stages in their careers. After an initial presentation, the event will be open-house style and participants may come and go as their schedule allows.

Register here


ENGAGED MICHIGAN

Engaged Detroit Proposals Requested


Submit by Fri, Apr. 28

The Engage Detroit Workshops grant program supports small groups of U-M faculty and staff members with a faculty lead in organizing a workshop, speaker series, or similar event centered on a topic relevant to Detroit communities. The Vice Provost for Engaged Learning (VPEL) will provide financial support for up to four workshops or seminar series in the amount of up to $15,000 per awarded workshop or speaker series proposal.

More Info


CEW+

CEW+ Scholarships

Apply by Wed, May 3

The CEW+ Scholarship Program, which today serves women and underserved students, was established in 1970 to honor the academic performance and potential of women whose education has been interrupted and to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the admission of women to the University of Michigan.  With support from our generous donors, CEW+ was able to expand the program in 2008 to include additional scholarships for students of all genders. Please check eligibility.

More Info


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RESEARCH

Anti-Racism Grants


Apply by Thurs, June 1

The OVPR Anti-Racism Grants aim to catalyze innovative research and scholarship efforts that will advance knowledge and understanding around complex societal racial inequalities that can inform actions to achieve equity and justice.  For each program cycle, OVPR will provide funding for up to seven proposals – five at level 1 up to $50K and two at level 2 up to $100K.

More Info


PLANET BLUE

Planet Blue Student Leaders


Apply Now!

Planet Blue Student Leaders (PBSLs) work part-time in Student Life as peer educators to promote sustainable living behaviors. These positions will start remotely in mid-August and begin with in-person activities in Ann Arbor the week of August 28. To be considered for this position, candidates must be able to attend weekly team meetings in-person on Fridays 11am-1pm in West Quadrangle for the full academic year. Compensation starts at $15 per hour.

More Info


In the Impact Community:

Centering Justice


Wed, Apr. 19 @ Noon-1:30 pm ET
Online


Centering Justice (CJ) is a virtual space to find and share inspiration for racial justice and liberation. Here, we celebrate people, stories, and ideas to spur community-centered action. We uplift BIPOC leaders who are already dreaming, healing, reflecting, and moving us forward. We address the entangled social justice issues of race, gender, and class. And we offer calls to action that turn us towards systemic change, together.

Register Here


Public Allies

Apply Now

Public Allies Metro Detroit is a program of the U of M-Dearborn, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. The program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and the Community Service and Michigan Community Service Commission. Apply now for fall opportunities.

Application Info


Sustainable Cities Impact Investing Challenge


Apply Now!

Net Impact’s 2023 Sustainable Cities Impact Investing Challenge asks teams to build and submit an impact investing portfolio aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities. Developing cities with affordable housing, reliable public transportation, and resilient infrastructure is key to building a more just and sustainable world. Impact investing creates an opportunity for investing to provide both financial and impact returns. 

More Info


D-Prize Startup Grants


Early Deadline: Sun, May 14 @ 11:59 pm PT
Regular Deadline: Sun, June 4 @ 11:59 pm PT

Picture of dandelion with spores blowing and the word "D-Prize"Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists. Subject areas include Health, Water, Education, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Public Services.

More Info


Climate Leadership Conference


May 10-12, 2023
Sheraton Grand, Los Angeles

Registration is now open for the 2023 Climate Leadership Conference.  This is a solutions-oriented program that allows participants to connect and collaborate with sustainability professionals across sectors. Attendees will build business connections, gain new insights and collaborate with national leaders.

More Info

Anti-Racism Graduate Research Showcase

Anti-Racism Graduate Research Showcase flyer

Please join us for an opportunity to meet selected grantees of the 2022 Anti-Racism Graduate Research Grants. Sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, Center for Racial Justice (CRJ), and the Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), the grant program supports engagement in research projects focused on racism, racial equity, and racial justice while advancing graduate student progress toward degree.

In the second year of this program, over $122,000 was awarded to 27 students from across the 19 schools and colleges for their research projects. In this virtual event, attendees will engage with graduate student grantees about their research in moderated breakout sessions. Click here to view all the 2022 grantees’ project abstracts.

Zoom link

Undoing Racism Workgroup Meeting

The journey to dismantle racism has not ended. Join us to build community collaboration and continue the conversation about anti-racist practice. We invite all members of our school community to attend meetings.

RSVP 

January 2023 Newsletter

Anti-Racism and Racial Justice

This week we celebrate MLK Day. The life, legacy, scholarship, and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provide us with powerful wisdom and a profound call to action. It is a call to imagine and build a just and loving world. Business+Impact is committed to the work of dismantling the structures of systemic racism and to collectively imagining and building a just future where all can thrive. We must examine how we live our values each day, and seek to continually educate ourselves and others in the work of advancing justice and equity. 

SEE OUR RESOURCES


Summer Impact Internship Funding Application

Apply now!

Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBA juniors in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy.
 
The application for these monetary awards has just opened and will be considered on a rolling basis until April 18th. Award decisions will be based on the level of need (taking into account other funding being received), consideration of the position, the organization’s impact, and the quality of the application.

APPLY NOW


Ross Open Road Applications


Applications Due:
Mon, Jan 30


Open Road is an action-based social entrepreneurship program taking place in May, where MBAs drive from state to state meeting socially- and environmentally-driven entrepreneurs. Students spend one week on-site in each location, working closely with the entrepreneur to provide a solution or recommendation to a business problem they are facing, then they move on to the next city and the next entrepreneur.
 
Open Road @ Ross is a student club powered by Ford Motor Company Foundation and co-sponsored by Business+Impact and the Zell Lurie Institute.

APPLY NOW


+Impact Studio Stories

Applebaum Impact Design Fellows and +Impact Studio Founders are gearing up for a new impact-focused semester. Starting with a heavy focus on prototyping, venture teams will go deeper in testing and defining their offerings. For the broader campus community, events in the space continue to guide and direct students interested in design thinking for impact. Check out these recent stories:


MEDIUM: +Impact Studio Propels Financial Equity & Climate Action Ventures to Success

Applebaum Family Philanthropy and Guests Guide +Impact Studio Founders and Applebaum Design Fellows During Special Visit

+Impact Studio Course Kicks Off 

The +Impact Studio course (BA670) met for the first time this Winter on January 11th, and welcomed 50 students. Taught by Jerry Davis and Cat Johnson, and attended by grad students from several colleges across campus, the Winter 2023 course will examine ways to design community-based enterprises for the green energy transition with a view toward fair wages and community building.


The +Impact Studio Applebaum Impact Design Fellowship application is open for Winter 2023!


Applebaum Impact Design Fellows serve as temporary venture co-founders working to support the +Impact Studio Founders Program & prototype studio concepts. Fellows will support ventures focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will help take ideas from concept to prototype during the Winter semester. We are seeking students with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm for collaboration, and a commitment to impact to join our collaborative design community!

APPLY HERE


Ross Event Highlights:


B+T: Datathon and FinTech Challenge Info Session
Wed, Jan. 18 @ 5:30
Virtual

CPO: Unlock the True Power of Purpose
Mon, Jan. 23 @ 11 am ET
Virtual

ROSS DEI: Diversity Week
Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
Ross School of Business

CPO: Mastering Community
Tues, Feb. 7 @ 2 pm ET
Virtual

Blueprints for Pangaea U-M Seeks Applicants for Winter Cycle

Case Workshop
Tues, Jan 17 @ 6 pm
Kuenzel Ballroom, Michigan Union


Application Workshop
Thurs, Jan 19 @ 6 pm
On Zoom


Blueprints for Pangaea is a student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit that ships excess, unused medical supplies from U.S. hospitals to areas in need overseas. Our mission is to mobilize accessible healthcare in emerging communities. At the two events above, B4P members will provide insight on the inner workings of each department and answer your questions. Then APPLY by Sat, Jan. 21 at 11:59 pm ET. Speed dating and interviews will take place the last week of January.

APPLY HERE


5th Annual Women Who Launch Symposium

Fri, Jan 20 @ 9:30 am
At a Private Location

The Women Who Launch Symposium 2023 explores the theme of “Empower”. This event will engage hundreds of women interested in entrepreneurship and investing through speakers, panelists, workshops, and networking opportunities. In addition to notable speakers, the event includes lunch, a self defense workshop, and happy hour.

Women Who Launch is a student group led by MBA candidates at the Ross School of Business. We empower women to engage with entrepreneurship, whether as funders, founders, or team members, and we’re dedicated to creating a gender-equal entrepreneurial ecosystem on our campus and in our careers.

CONFERENCE INFO

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A Searchable Platform for All Things Impact at Ross and Across Campus


The Business+Impact Gateway provides you with a single location for all things impact. Here you’ll find all of the activities, people and key partners working to use their learning to make a real impact in the world. 

IMPACT GATEWAY

At the University:

TROTTER MULTICULTURAL CENTER

Kaleidescope Conversations


“Colorism”
Tues, Jan. 17 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Large Meeting Room, Trotter Multicultural Center

“Race and Disability”
Wed, Feb. 1 @ 6 – 7:30 pm
Large Meeting Room, Trotter Multicultural Center


Kaleidoscope conversations will provide an opportunity for students to come together for a conversation with their peers and get the chance to dive beneath the surface, lean into vulnerability, and to explore the struggles and stories that make up our lives.  In this session will we discuss the legacy of colorism and the ways in which it continues to impact the lives of people of color.


RSVP Here


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

James A. Kelly Learning Levers Prize


Proposals accepted
Dec. 1, 2022 – Mar. 12, 2023

Bring your passion and make an impact on pre-K–12 Education. The James A. Kelly Learning Levers Prize is a student pitch competition that supports scalable, research-based ideas that promote learning in pre-K–12 education. All U-M undergraduate and graduate students from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint campuses can enter as individuals or teams.

Learn more


OFFICE OF ACADEMIC MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES

MLK Events on Campus


Below are a number of highlighted events commemorating the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year:

“Racism in the White Church” – Tues, Jan. 17 @ 1 pm

Linda Villarosa “Under the Skin” – Tues, Jan. 17 @ 4:30 pm

Anti-Racism Teach-In – Tues, Jan. 24 @ 3 pm

6th Annual Rackham King Talks – Thurs, Jan 26 @ 6 pm

Alice Wairimu Nderitu “Racial Injustice” – Wed, Jan 31 @ 4 pm

See the complete listing of events


GINSBERG CENTER

Learning in Community Workshops


Fri, Jan. 20 @ Noon – Virtual

Tues, Jan. 24 @ 6 pm – Virtual

Fri, Feb 10 @ Noon – Virtual

Wed, Feb 15 @ 6 pm – Virtual

The Ginsberg Center offers multiple workshops to support students and staff who are working with communities through courses, student organizations or independently. Learning in Community (LinC) is an educational workshop and training series focused on supporting those interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy.


FORD SCHOOL

Policy Talks @ Ford


The Ford School hosts a diverse array of timely, meaningful events that engage with students, community, and public policy leaders. During the coming month, the Ford School will host this wide-ranging and powerful series of talks on diversity, poverty and immigration.

Masterclass in Activism with Angela Harrelson – Fri, Jan. 20 @ 4 pm

Teacher Diversity and Student Success: Why Racial Representation Matters in the Classroom – Tues, Jan. 24 @ 4 pm

Jelani Cobb on “The half-life of freedom: Notes on race, media and democracy” – Tues, Jan. 24 @ 6 pm


POVERTY SOLUTIONS

Research Assistant Job Posting


Applications Due:
Wed, Jan. 25


Poverty Solutions is looking for a Research Assistant to support the United Way for Southeastern Michigan on their Financial Well-Being Innovation Challenge, a grant challenge that provides significant technical assistance and support to community organizations before and while they pilot their proposed economic and financial mobility-enhancing Detroit-based programs.

Apply Now


WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE

DEI Global Case Writing Competition


Intent-to-Enter Form
Due Tues, Jan. 31

You are invited to enter our competition and support and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) skills and knowledge for today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s global business leaders. WDI Publishing and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business are proud to present the second annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition.

More Info


LSA

Semester in Detroit

Applications due
Tues, Jan 31


Semester in Detroit applications are accepted on a rolling basis, which means that the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of getting in. The Semester in Detroit spring program accepts undergraduate students from all schools and departments at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. All students, from Freshmen to Seniors or Super Seniors are eligible to apply.

Apply Now


In the Impact Community:

Centering Justice


Thurs, Jan. 18 @ Noon-1:30
Online


In this session, NEW will explore how we exit old oppressive systems, and build new ways of being and working together through Just Transition. What is Just Transition? It’s how communities build thriving economies that provide dignified, productive and ecologically sustainable livelihoods; democratic governance and ecological resilience. 

RSVP Here


21 Day Equity Challenge


Sign up to participate during
Black History Month


United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life. At present in Washtenaw County, it does. Join United Way on a virtual self-guided learning journey examining the history and impacts of racism and how it shapes people’s lived experience in Washtenaw County. Along the way, you’ll also receive examples and tools on how to undo racism and build racial equity and justice.

Sign up now!


Creative Washtenaw


Volunteer now

Help Creative Washtenaw conduct surveys for a national study called “Arts & Economic Prosperity 6” in partnership with Americans for the Arts. As a survey volunteer, you’ll join our call list and have the opportunity to collect surveys at an upcoming arts + cultural event in town. Fill out our volunteer form, and we will be in touch soon!

Volunteer Here


Circular Plastics Challenge


Apply by
Mon, Feb. 13

Net Impact’s Circular Plastics Challenge calls upon innovators, systems-thinkers, and practitioners from all walks of life and levels of study to consider,”How might we keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment by using upstream innovation to reduce plastic leakage?” Up to five teams will be selected as finalists in the Circular Plastics Challenge. Finalist teams will gain exclusive access to a career-focused industry connections event where they will hear from and network with subject matter experts in the fields of material circulation and sustainability. Finalist teams will present their solution to a panel of expert judges at the final showcase event. 


Apply Here

#BlackLivesMatter Arts in the Performing Arts

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 Black queer and trans folx, as well as Black peoples’ humanity. But, what is the role of the arts in advancing #BlackLivesMatter? That is the central question this webinar will explore by engaging artists from dance, music, theatre, and visual art.

RSVP

Black History Month, Opening Ceremony

Join us for an evening of student performances as we celebrate Black History Month! This year, BHM is an intentional partnership between MESA, and student organizations, Black Student Union (BSU) and the Support for Incoming Black Students (SIBS). The focus of Black History programming this year is uplifting the rich culture, talent and contributions of Black folx within the diaspora. Our theme, “Rooting for Everybody Black!” is inspired by the impact and creativity echoed throughout the community.

RSVP