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December 2021

Rackham North: Diversity in STEM

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

This workshop discusses the impact diversity has on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the importance of academic success, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness. This session provides an overview of how persons from a diverse background can obtain and maximize grants, social support, mentoring, and training to become independent leaders in STEM. Additional workshop topics include developing a research identity and funding portfolio. This workshop is designed for master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please…

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Wealth Redistribution, Innovations, and Sustainability

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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This event is part of the Thursday Morning Lecture Series on Our Changing Economic Landscape. We will consider how migration is transforming societies around the globe. Are receiving countries better or worse off when they welcome new immigrants? How can migrant-receiving societies do a better job welcoming immigrants? How do sending countries fare when their citizens leave? How can sending countries best harness international migration opportunities for development back home? Overall, is a world with international migration better off than…

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Curtis Center Health Equity Seminar

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

A Pandemic of Grief: Experiences of Black Survivors of Homicide Victims A discussion on the disproportionate impact, root causes and consequences of homicide for Black communities. An inaugural Health Equity Seminar presented by the Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training. Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST Zoom Webinar Register at https://ssw.umich.edu/r/CCSeminarSeries

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Fatima Hassan on health justice

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us for a talk with Fatima Hassan, human rights lawyer, social justice activist, and the founder of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Fatima Hassan is a human rights lawyer and social justice activist and the founder of the HJI. She is the former Executive Director of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), heading the Foundation for 6 years (mid-2013 -…

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Diversity Series | Ask Me Anything: Ross Women

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join a panel of Women at Ross to learn more about the Ross community, classes, clubs, and life in Ann Arbor! Most of this session will be dedicated to questions from the audience. This session will not be recorded. Registration Link

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LSA DEI Workshop: Allies at Work

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

This program has been modified to deliver in a remote setting and updated to include content directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For questions or requests for accommodation, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Mikalia Dennis (mikaliad@umich.edu) as soon as possible. In this session, participants will learn: - The role of allies in creating inclusive environments and creating change - The best practices for being an ally - How to apply these best practices in a work environment - To identify…

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Diversity Series | Ask Me Anything: Asian American Business Association

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join a panel of our current students from the Asian American Business Association to learn more about the community at Ross, classes, and more! Most of this session will be dedicated to questions from the audience. This session will not be recorded. Registration link

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Cryptocurrency: Economic and Environmental Impacts and U.S. Policy

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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$10

This event is part of the Thursday Morning Lecture Series on Our Changing Economic Landscape. Cryptocurrency is often in the news lately, yet its effects on the U.S. economy are complicated. After a brief introduction of cryptocurrency from a technology perspective, we will explore its role as an investment and/or a currency, and its potential effects on productivity and economic growth in the U.S. and globally. Further, we will understand why it has been used to pay ransom related to…

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Queer Jews and Muslims: A Roundtable on Race, Religion, Gender and Sexuality

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Katrina Daly Thompson, University of Wisconsin – Madison Robert Phillips, Ball State University Edwige Crucifix, Bryn Mawr College Shanon Shah, King's College London With Adi Saleem Bharat, University of Michigan Register at: https://myumi.ch/qgDEy This roundtable brings together scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences to reflect on historical and contemporary representations and experiences of queer Jews and Muslims in a wide range of geographies. By placing the question of gender and sexuality at the heart—and…

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Are we asking the right questions? Leveraging Ethnography for global health equity research

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Understanding local resources, needs, and ways of life is a critical first step in developing global health research initiatives. Ethnographic inquiry offers unique insight into local context and incorporates the voices an expertise of our global partners in framing research questions and building collaboration. Join experts from across U-M and Mexico’s Institute of Public Health for a discussion on leveraging ethnography for global health equity research. With Martha M. Tellez-Roho, PhD, Senior Researcher Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico; Elizabeth…

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Anti-Racism Is Never Not Intersectional

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Panelists: -Elizabeth Cole, Faculty Associate Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity; Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Afroamerican and African Studies -Elizabeth González, Education & Training Program Manager, Spectrum Center -SaraEllen Strongman, Assistant Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies -Ruby C. Tapia, Chair, Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Professor, English Language & Literature and Women's and Gender Studies Moderator: Anna Kirkland, Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Women's and Gender Studies;…

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Diversity Series | Ask Me Anything: Latinx and Hispanics at Ross

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join current students from the Hispanic Business Student Association at Ross to learn more about the Latinx community, club involvement, resources available, and more! This session will not be recorded. Registration Link

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January 2022

Economic empowerment and racial justice

January 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 Facilitated by faculty discussant Bill Bynum this session focuses on the role of policy to advance economic opportunity for disenfranchised populations. About the Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination series The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Sessions are facilitated by faculty discussants. This is an opportunity for students to hear from faculty outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged, though not required, to attend as many sessions as…

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LSA DEI Workshop: Diversity 101

January 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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For questions or requests for accommodation, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Mikalia Dennis (mikaliad@umich.edu) as soon as possible. In order to have meaningful, productive conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must start with a common language. This session will provide an introduction to key terminology as well as the categories and labels we use to describe others and ourselves. We will also examine how our identities shape the way we enter the world and our interactions with each other.…

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LSA DEI Workshop: Implicit Bias

January 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Online Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States + Google Map

This program has been modified to deliver in a remote setting and updated to include content directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For questions or requests for accommodation, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Mikalia Dennis (mikaliad@umich.edu) as soon as possible. In this session, participants will learn to: - Examine your own background and identities and how these identities shape our experiences and perspectives - Discuss how the brain functions, and relate how unconscious bias is a natural function of the…

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February 2022

Immigration reform and racial justice

February 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Facilitated by faculty discussant Ann Chih Lin, this session focuses on the impact of immigration reform policies as part of a larger struggle to advance racial justice. About the Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination series The series, open to U-M students, faculty, and staff, is designed to foster dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy. Sessions are facilitated by faculty discussants. This is an opportunity for students to hear from faculty outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged, though not…

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