Ruby Sales–Building a Vibrant Youth Culture
North Campus DEI Collaborative–College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, Duderstadt Center, School of Music, Theater and Dance, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Rackham Student Government
Join the North Campus DEI Collaborative impactXchange–College of Engineering, Stamps School of Art & Design, Duderstadt Center, School of Music, Theater and Dance, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Rackham Student Government in celebration of Diversity Week 2018.
The all day celebration aims to put students in the driver’s seat of decision making. We will explore the topic of VOTING and how voting and not voting impacts students and their peers (students will be able to register to vote too!). Students will learn what they can do in their communities to create change (regardless if they can vote or not). Live performances, exhibition posters on voting, workshops, food, and entertainment will make this event one that must not be missed.
When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Where: The Grove and Duderstadt Center
Special Guest: Ruby Sales–Building a Vibrant Youth Culture at 6:30pm in the new Taubman College Commons.
Light refreshments will be served.
Ruby Nell Sales looks at her work as a calling rather than a career. She answered the call to social justice as a teenager at Tuskegee Institute where she joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked on voter registration in Lowndes County, Alabama. Sales has made the struggle for racial justice one of the centerpieces of her work through the SpiritHouse Project. Recognizing a need to nurture the hope that still resides in young people as well as to revive an intergenerational community and human compassion, in 2016 the SpiritHouse Project introduced Hope Zones.™ They are alternative learning spaces designed to strengthen the hope, courage, reason, and will of young people to individually and collectively stand up for themselves with dignity, clarity and nonviolent persistence. According to the Harvard Gazette, Ruby spoke about the fight for racial equality in the U.S. and shared, “Even in the face of challenges, there are reasons for hope. Freedom must be seen as a constant struggle. We don’t have to give in to despair.”