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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

  1. Keeping Our Door Open - A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement Keeping Our Door Open - A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement »

    October 22, 2018 - 8:00am to October 23, 2018 3:00pm

    This two-day symposium on refugee resettlement features keynote speakers U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12th District) and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees. School of Social Work presenters includes Associate Professor Sherrie Kossoudji and Assistant Professor Odessa Gonzalez Benson. Benson, received funding from the U-M Office of Research Faculty Grants and Awards to support this symposium.

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  2. Active Minds Panel Discussion Active Minds Panel Discussion  »

    October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Student panelists tell their own stories

     

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  3. The Impact of Episodes: Lunch & Discuss »

    October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Impact of Episodes: Lunch & Discuss will use profound television shows and visual media as a catalyst for discussion as it pertains to the School of Social Work and social work profession. This event features an episode from the hit television series HBO's Insecure. 

    In this episode, Issa Dee struggles to find value in her position at a nonprofit organization while also seeking guideness for her financial struggles. Join the students of the DEI office as we unpack and discuss key elements of this episode and relate it back to the social work program. Click here to review the episode's trailer.

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    *Lunch will be provided. Please include any dietary restrictions and/or accommodations in the RSVP form. 

  4. Neubacher Ceremony Neubacher Ceremony  »

    October 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

    The Ceremony recognizes U-M affiliates (faculty/staff/students/alums) who have been nominated and selected for their contributions to disability issues.

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  5. Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices Disability and Accessible Teaching: Current Perspectives and Best Practices »

    October 24, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Facilitators: Grant Jackson (CRLT) and Stephanie Rosen (University Libraries)

    Free session but registration required at crlt.umich.edu

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  6. SSW Book Club »

    October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us in room 2629 SSWB for our next Book Club meeting. We will continue our discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

    Learn more about the book from the book website and trailer.

    Learn more about the SSW Book Club.

    All members of the SSW community are invited. Feel free to bring your lunch.

  7. Student Forum on School Climate »

    October 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the SSW Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a student forum to discuss the School of Social Work’s recent climate survey results and engage in the ongoing conversation around improving school climate. Join us so that together we can foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning community!

    Lunch will be provided.

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  8. Updated ADA Information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) Updated ADA Information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) »

    October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Panelists: Christina Kline, Disability Coordinator, U-M Office for institutional Equity; Jack Bernard, U-M Associate General Counsel

    Moderator: Jeff Edelstein

    Do you know the difference between Emotional Support Animals and assistive animals? Do you know which animals can legally be kept in dorms or in rentals? Which animals can be taken into public spaces such as restaurants and stores? Our panel can provide answers.

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  9. Language and Disability: An Exploration Language and Disability: An Exploration  »

    October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Panelists: Petra Kuppers, Lloyd Shelton, Dessa Cosma, Pam McGuinty, Luke Kudryashov

    This event will explore language and disability experiences through multiple lenses, including poetry, political implications, access to the nuances of English for people with hearing loss, and a discussion panel on linguistic authority, implications of language choice, and building community across differences.

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  10. ADHD Awareness Event - Setting the Record Straight »

    November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Despite the fact that ADHD is one of the most researched of psychiatric disorders, and neuroimaging studies show that it is a neurobiological disorder, ADHD myths continue to pervade our national discussion, fueled by sensationalized media and the opinions of mental health professionals. For this event, five ADHD experts will come together for a panel discussion to not only set the record straight, but also to share how they work as a team to provide their clients a scaffolding of support. Using a strengths-based, multi-dimensional approach, this team of experts helps students and adults living with ADHD find their paths to healing and personal fulfillment. RSVP Here

    Panelists Include:

    Sari Solden, M.S., is a psychotherapist and author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder (2005) and Journeys Through ADDulthood (2002) and an international keynote speaker

    Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist, author, and ADHD productivity coach at Managing Your Mind Coaching and Seminars

    Terry Matlen, M.S.W., is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach, specializing in women with ADHD

    Regina Carey, M.Ed., founder of Carey On, LLC specializes in working with adults with Invisible Disabilities and Women Empowerment

    Susan Hunsberger, M.A., is the owner of Strategize Organize, LLC, where she partners alongside adults and students struggling with chronic disorganization and/or ADHD as a Professional Organizer

  11. A House Divided: The History of Segregation & the Legacy of Gentrification in Detroit »

    November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which outlawed the widespread practice of housing discrimination. Please join historian and founder of the Black Scroll Network, Jamon Jordan, as he discusses the court case involving the family of Ossian and Gladys Sweet, one of the most remarkable fights for civil rights in Detroit's history and it's lasting impact.

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  12. Transgender Awareness Week Keynote Speaker-Reyna Ortiz »

    November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Reyna Ortiz has been working for over four years at Tasforce Prevention & Community Services: however, she has been involved with the transgender community since 2000. When she began to frequent other transgender women who were sex workers, Reyna then started to share her knowledge and help find resources available for the community.

  13. World AIDS Day and Awards »

    December 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    The School of Social Work Research Office and the Michigan HIV/AIDS Council invite you to World AIDS Day and Awards. We will come together to unite in the ongoing fight against HIV. More than 36.7 million individuals are living with HIV worldwide; 1.1 million in the USA and 16,218 in Michigan. RSVP
     
    9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:30 a.m. Why World AIDS Day? - Rogério Meireles Pinto, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Social Work 10:15 a.m. The State of HIV in Michigan - Dawn Lukomski, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 11 a.m. Awards Ceremony - Michigan HIV/AIDS Council 11:15 a.m.
    Awards Ceremony and Testimonial
    Levi Berkshire, MI HIV/AIDS Council
    Amy Hamdi, MI HIV/AIDS Council
    Leon Golson, MI HIV/AIDS Council
    Andre Truss, Michigan DHHS
    11:45 a.m. Create a paper tile for our commemorative quilt (see sample to right). 12:15 p.m. Lunch and View the School of Social Work's social justice art collection.
  14. Telling Our Own Stories: A Visual Storytelling Workshop on Disability Life at U-M Telling Our Own Stories: A Visual Storytelling Workshop on Disability Life at U-M »

    October 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    Panelists: Victor Strecher, Ph.D., Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; and Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Informationist for the Health Sciences; with surprise special guests

    Comics allow us to explain feelings and events in ways that bridge time and space and identity in unexpected ways. Comics can give us a way to tell stories we might not tell in other ways, or which might not be heard if we did. In this two part workshop, we’ll first hear from people about why and how comics worked for their stories, followed by a workshop activity for artists and storytellers to collaborate on telling stories about life with disabilities.

     

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  15. "Deej" (Documentary Film) "Deej" (Documentary Film)  »

    October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Deej is DJ Savarese, a non-talking autistic man who was abandoned by his birth parents and remained uneducated until his adoptive parents helped him pursue an education. This film deals with Deej's transition to college life and the difficulties and growth that Deej pursues at Oberlin. He is a wordsmith who uses a machine to talk and he and his community know something you don't.

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  16. Updated ADA information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) Updated ADA information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) »

    October 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Panelists: Christina Kline, Disability Coordinator, U-M Office for institutional Equity; Jack Bernard, U-M Associate General Counsel; Randi Johnson, U-M Housing Accommodations

    Moderator: Jeff Edelstein

    Do you know the difference between Emotional Support Animals and assistive animals? Do you know which animals can legally be kept in dorms or in rentals? Which animals can be taken into public spaces such as restaurants and stores? Our panel can provide the answers. 

    Investing in Ability Events

  17. Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference) Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference)  »

    October 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:30pm

    Disabled & Proud: Leading Change is an online conference for college students with disabilities, happening October 11-13, 2018. This is a conference for students by students with disabilities, focused on building up students as leaders for campus change to improve accessibility, inclusion, and the campus climate for people with disabilities. Students in any type of degree program, of any age, with any type of disability are welcome. Nondisabled student allies are also welcome to attend. A limited number of free registrations are available for interested students; please email jeffrede@umich.edu to inquire.

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  18. Voices of the Staff - Me, the “Other” Screening and Conversation  »

    October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    UM Human Resources: Voices of the Staff and LSA: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Office

    Private screening of Me, the “Other”, a documentary film about a diverse group of students living in Washtenaw County in Southeast Michigan. “We set out to tell stories of prejudice, equality and diversity and discovered that ‘otherness’ is never one thing.” The film screening will be followed up by a conversation with cast, crew and a small Diversity Panel.

    Register for a screening here.

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  19. Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference) Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference) »

    October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:30pm

    Disabled & Proud: Leading Change is an online conference for college students with disabilities, happening October 11-13, 2018. This is a conference for students by students with disabilities, focused on building up students as leaders for campus change to improve accessibility, inclusion, and the campus climate for people with disabilities. Students in any type of degree program, of any age, with any type of disability are welcome. Nondisabled student allies are also welcome to attend. A limited number of free registrations are available for interested students; please email jeffrede@umich.edu to inquire. 

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  20. Voices of the Staff - Me, the “Other” Screening and Conversation  »

    October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    UM Human Resources: Voices of the Staff and LSA: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Office

    Private screening of Me, the “Other”, a documentary film about a diverse group of students living in Washtenaw County in Southeast Michigan. “We set out to tell stories of prejudice, equality and diversity and discovered that ‘otherness’ is never one thing.” The film screening will be followed up by a conversation with cast, crew and a small Diversity Panel.

    Register for a screening here.

    DEI Summit Events

  21. Dogs on the Diag Dogs on the Diag »

    October 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    The Council for Disability Concerns produces an annual series of events designed to raise awareness of disability topics on campus and in our community. The events include speakers, demonstrations, films, and the presentation of the James T. Neubacher Award. 

    The events are presented by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and University Health Service. All events are free and everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu  at least one week in advance.

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  22. Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference) Disabled & Proud: Leading Change (Online Conference)  »

    October 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:30pm

    Disabled & Proud: Leading Change is an online conference for college students with disabilities, happening October 11-13, 2018. This is a conference for students by students with disabilities, focused on building up students as leaders for campus change to improve accessibility, inclusion, and the campus climate for people with disabilities. Students in any type of degree program, of any age, with any type of disability are welcome. Nondisabled student allies are also welcome to attend. A limited number of free registrations are available for interested students; please email jeffrede@umich.edu to inquire. 

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  23. Student Life Design Thinking Event for Campus Climate Initiatives  »

    October 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Student Life

    A student-driven design thinking session for campus climate initiatives.

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  24. "Dance the freaking music, baby:" LGBTQ Identities & Intersectionalities (co-sponsored by the Spectrum Center) "Dance the freaking music, baby:" LGBTQ Identities & Intersectionalities (co-sponsored by the Spectrum Center)  »

    October 10, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Panel: Petra Kuppers, Shanna Kattari, Evan James Copeland 

    Moderator: Patricia F. Anderson 

    This panel will explore the question of being human through the facets of LGBTQ and disability, discovering threads of meaning in our lives, and how the intersections of our experiences can inform and lend new meaning to our multifaceted identities. The discussion will range from acceptance to microaggression, from making space for personal expression to the role of scholarly enquiry and activity in building awareness and acceptance.

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  25. Promoting Equity and Inclusion: Eliminating Sexual Misconduct at U-M »

    October 8, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Human Resources

    Engage with university leaders in a panel discussion on fulfilling our shared responsibility to ensure a safe, equitable and respectful community.

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