At the University:
TROTTER MULTICULTURAL CENTER
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.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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.
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES
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
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.
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
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.
WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
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.
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.
In the Impact Community:
Thurs, Jan. 18 @ Noon-1:30
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.
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!
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!
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.