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  1. Change It Up! Bystander Intervention »

    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 negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community.

    You will learn to:

    Identify self-awareness and social responsibility as qualities of strong personal leadership

    Discuss your own and others' identities and experiences

    Determine the various options for effectively intervening during a negative situation

    Develop your ability to assess which intervention option is based on the situation

    Discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities

    You will benefit by:

    Receiving high impact learning through educational theater

    Increasing your motivation to intervene in harmful situations

    Gaining ability to assess the effectiveness of multiple options for intervention

    Expanding your skills and confidence to successfully intervene in harmful situations

  2. Asian Studies at U-M: A Brief History »

    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.

  3. Mental Health at U-M: Stories from Students »

    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.

  4. James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony  »

    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.

     

  5. Film: Including Samuel »

    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. 

  6. From Affirmative Action to Diversity in Higher Education | Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award Lecture by James S. Jackson »

    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.

  7. "Through the Fire: The History Behind the 1967 Rebellion" »

    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. This presentation is sponsored by the SSW DEI Office.

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  8. Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science »

    November 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

    The U-M has long been a leader in social science research on the many dimensions of social inequality. This bicentennial symposium will highlight these contributions by focusing on the work of distinguished social scientists who were trained at the University. An illustrious group of Michigan graduates from an array of social science fields will discuss past, present, and future research on issues related to gender, race, poverty, inequality, and economic mobility.

  9. Trans* In College: Personal Pathways To and Through The Research Process »

    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 University. Hir research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students. Ze recently published a book titled Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

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  10. Trans* In College: Personal Pathways to and Through the Research Process »

    November 13, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) will lead 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 University. Hir research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students. Ze recently published a book titled Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

    Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. 

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  11. Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech »

    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 for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, both at Northern Illinois University. Hir research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students. Ze recently published a book titled Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

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    Free and open to the public.

  12. Transgender Awareness Week Keynote Address »

    November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) will host an evening keynote that goes deeper into discussing the book Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

    Ze is an assistant professor and faculty associate at Northern Illinois University. Hir research focuses on mapping gender across college contexts, with a particular emphasis on affirmative and resilience-based research alongside trans* students.

    Snacks will be provided. 

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  13. Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium: Finding Your Voice »

    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 can strengthen advocacy and activism efforts. "Health outcomes" has been selected as the theme for this year’s symposium because of increasing uncertainty surrounding healthcare in America, including coverage for women’s health care (mental health, mammograms, birth control, maternity care, etc.). The symposium will include presentations by local and national advocacy experts who have taken varied approaches to advocacy in ways that best leverage their current context (power, privilege, and identity). Find more information here.

  14. Keynote Address: Laverne Cox  »

    November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    CEW is honored to bring celebrated and award-winning actress, producer & equal rights advocate Laverne Cox to Rackham Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. 

    In Ms. Cox's lecture, titled Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, she will be sharing her experiences as a trans woman of color, and her work as an international advocate for human rights and gender equality. This lecture serves as the capstone event to the 2017 CEW Spectrum of Advocacy & Activism Symposium being held earlier in the day.

    This event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are sold out. The lecture cannot be recorded; however, it will be live-streamed at the Rackham Amphitheatre and the Michigan League Ballroom. Live-stream tickets are available. 

    Live Stream Tickets » Here

     

  15. Marching Forward: Congressman John Lewis Keynote Presentation »

    November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell– co-authors of the graphic novel trilogy MARCH— will give a keynote presentation that included a Q&A and book-signing. March powerfully recounts Lewis’s experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement and has won many awards, including the National Book Award.

    This free and public event will be live-streamed and recorded and will offer open seating on a first come, first serve basis (i.e., there will be no tickets).

    John Lewis is a civil rights leader and an American politician, serving Georgia’s 5th district since 1987. A member of the Democratic party leadership, Lewis has served as Senior Chief Deputy Whip since 2003. Born the son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis’s childhood was filled with deeply inspirational moments, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. heard on radio broadcasts. As a college student, Lewis’s inspiration fueled his commitment to end legalized racial segregation; he was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won Lewis the admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. Lewis co-wrote his story with his then-Congressional Aid, now Digital Director and Policy Advisor, Andrew Aydin, in the form of the graphic novel trilogy, MARCH (2013). The collaborative work is illustrated by New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell. 

     

     

  16. Gifts of Art Free Concert Featuring Katherine Ball »

    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 accompanist Andrew Meagher, a Michigan graduate in Organ Performance, plays for various churches in the area. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Michigan Medicine's Gifts of Art Facebook page.

  17. From Stigma to Strength: Rethinking How We Do Diversity »

    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, to the rise of autistic people and in the world of work, to the rise of women and gender and sexual diversity, we will examine opportunities to move from reactive, to strategic, to a new kind of essential diversity approach.

  18. Immigrants and Newcomers: Historic Limits to Diversity at U-M »

    October 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    A Long History of Unauthorized Immigration brings together a select, interdisciplinary group of key scholars for comparative engagements with current research into unauthorized immigrant Asian American, Latinx, African American, Muslim, Jewish, gendered, and sexualized social group histories and cultural practices from the late-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The symposium invites its participants to reflect on what is illuminated or interrogated when comparative analysis brings together the varied experiences of different social groups during the same period of US history. Find more information here.

  19. DEI Unconscious Bias Training »

    October 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

    The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. This training will help you to examine your own background and identities to interact more authentically with co-workers, customers and the community, and to create stronger and more positive work relationships with others. This training is geared towards faculty and staff.

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  20. Potluck Tea Circle Potluck Tea Circle »

    October 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Association of Black Social Work Students, Latinx Social Work Coalition, Radical People of Color Collective, & the DEI Office Presents:

    A Tea Circle

    A potluck event for students of color to create a community. Please note: This tea circle is a safe space for Michigan Social Work Students of Color, and we appreciate your understanding and respect for this space. First and second-year Students of Color welcome. Doors are also open to any Alumni of Color. 

    Please come join us to break bread together, dialogue, and learn more information about each student organization. Most importantly, come for love and affirmation. Please bring a comfort dish to contribute to the circle.

     *Please let us know if you are interested in but cannot make this welcome meeting, and we will follow-up with information. *
  21. Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities Workshop for MSW Students »

    October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join other social work students as you explore how to purposefully enter into, engage with, and exit from communities through meaningful service. In this interactive workshop, you will explore motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

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  22. Dogs on the Diag- Service and Therapy Dogs »

    October 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

    Come out and see how dogs can help people. The objectives in this annual activity are to raise consciousness about and reinforce the animal-human bond with the intent of making the academic, hospital, and surrounding local community feel comfortable with and appreciative of therapy and service dogs and their various roles in helping human beings. In addition, for the past ten years, we have Invited various service and therapy dog organizations (e.g., Paws with a Cause: Canine Companions; Leader Dogs, Therapaws, etc.) to come to campus in October, to interact with members of the community, especially students and hospital patients, all of which is a wonderful learning experience for our campus and surrounding community. We established several venues for dog viewing (and patting) around campus and in the hospital. We also fielded questions as well as offers from individuals to enroll their own pets in the therapy dog program or to foster and socialize puppies until they were old enough to undergo training as service dogs. Conclusions: By presenting positive, detailed information about the training and ultimate helpfulness of various types of service and therapy dogs and by providing "hands-on" interactions with these canines, we have promoted the idea of bonding between dogs and people, both emotionally and as valuable assistant to individuals with disabilities.

  23. Immigration, Religion and Race in the U.S. and Europe - Politics in an era of populism »

    October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Immigration has been an important topic in elections in Europe since the rise of the Front National in France in the 1980s. In the last year the far right has seen mixed results, but immigration has played an important role for populist politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, Islamic terrorism and the refugee issue has played a key role in raising the salience of the immigration issue. In the U.S., undocumented immigration from Latin America and the spread of immigrants to new regions of the country has also raised the salience of the issue. Using evidence from previous research, including research examining the importance of the salience of the immigration issue, Professor Givens will examine the connection between immigration, religion and race and the rise of populist politicians in the U.S. and Europe.

  24. Reinventing Normal: Technologies for Empowerment  »

    October 5, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    All of us have things we are good at, things we aren't, and things we'd like to do but they are hard for us for whatever reason. The idea of "disability" carries with it the idea what cannot be done. How is technology changing that? How is technology changing the idea of what we can or can't do? These four speakers from U-M address the ways in which technologies are empowering individuals in their lives, changing the idea of what is a disability, and literally reinventing normal.

    Panel speakers:
    Connie Chang, Managing Director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation
    David Chesney, Computer Science and Engineering,
    Michelle Meade, Director, UM Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  25. Creating An Accessible Learning Environment »

    October 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate inclusive teaching principles and practices that promote accessibility to all students.

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