The School of Social Work is pleased to present the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan developed by the SSW community. From Fall 2016 to Winter 2017, we engaged in a year-long process to develop a plan that will help our SSW community improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of our social work heritage, as expressed in our vision, mission and goals. One of our first steps to implement the plan is to create an Office that will be responsible for prioritizing and coordinating the efforts of this comprehensive plan with the entire SSW community.
We want to hear your voices. I encourage each and every one of you to:
October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Attempts at enhancing diversity often begin with a notion of enhancing tolerance for a minority group, resulting in ongoing senses of both disenfranchisement by the minority group and resentment by members of the dominant group. Looking at examples from the rise of the multicultural workplace, ...
October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Katharine Ball is a professional singer and graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She has performed locally and around the U.S, including Alaska. Ball was a semifinalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos’ international competition. Her ...
October 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that ...
October 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
As the U-M celebrates its bicentennial, it is important to consider the significant place of Asian Studies in its history. In his lecture, Professor Donald Lopez will consider Asian Studies not only as a field of scholarly pursuit, but also in the sense of people from Asia and of Asian heritage studying and teaching at the University.
October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
When "I" is replaced with "WE" even "illness" becomes "wellness" -ActiveMinds
Active Minds at the University of Michigan is a chapter out of Active Minds Inc. and, as a student led organization, our goal is to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness and connect students to resources on campus.
October 24, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Continental Breakfast at 9:30, followed by the James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony. A plaque will be awarded by Regent to the recipient of the Neubacher Award and Certificates of Appreciation to other members of the University of Michigan Community (faculty/staff/students/alums) who were selected from among the nominees by the Neubacher Award Committee.
October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
"Including Samuel," an award-winning documentary by Dan Habib, was filmed and produced over the course of four years. According to Habib, the film chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.
October 30, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
The celebration of diversity in higher education has been a long time coming. There are many reasons for this tortuous path and we will explore some of them in my talk. The University of Michigan has been a leader in this journey, but not without its own missteps in the larger context of racialized social and political beliefs, and actions in the larger culture of the United States.
November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network who will give a talk that focuses on the decades-long turbulent racial history that led to the 1967 Rebellion. He will detail what happened during the 1967 Rebellion, and the legacy of those five days and what has happened in Detroit as a result. ...
November 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
November 13, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join the DEI Office, TBLG Matters and Spectrum Center in welcoming Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) for an interactive discussion on Ze's research on Trans* In College: Personal Pathways To and Through The Research Process. Ze is an assistant professor and faculty associate at Northern Illinois ...
November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Z Nicolazzo - Northern Illinois University
Join us in welcoming Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) to campus. Ze will join us for Transgender Awareness Week on Monday, November 13th. Ze is an assistant professor in the Adult and Higher Education program, and a faculty associate in the Center ...
November 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 7:30pm
CEW is leading a one-day Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium focused on advocacy and activism training. This event will demonstrate how a person’s activism can change over time, how advocacy is tied to a person’s context and situational power, and how partnering with diverse perspectives ...