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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

  1. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  2. The Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop

    April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. All workshops will meet from noon to 1:30pm in the School of Social Work in the Curtis Room Conference Center in the basement, unless otherwise noted. Rackham PhD students of all diciplines are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

  3. Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the 21st Century Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the 21st Century

    March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Assistant Professor Kristin Seefeldt will discuss her new book, "Abandoned Families Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century".

    About the Book: 

    Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in Abandoned Families, social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate but unequal set of poor-quality jobs, low-performing schools, and declining housing markets which offer few chances for upward mobility. Through in-depth interviews over a six-year period with women in Detroit, Seefeldt charts the increasing social isolation of many low-income workers, particularly African Americans, and analyzes how economic and residential segregation keep them from achieving the American Dream of upward mobility.

  4. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  5. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  6. The Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop

    March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. All workshops will meet from noon to 1:30pm in the School of Social Work in the Curtis Room Conference Center in the basement, unless otherwise noted. Rackham PhD students of all diciplines are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

  7. Race, Poverty, and Housing in American Cities: What do we do now? A Conversation Between Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz

    March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Matthew Desmond, author of New York Times "Bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" and Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning journalist whose coverage of poverty and race spans decades, will engage in a conversation surrounding the theme of race and poverty, followed by Q & A.

    ASL interpretation will be provided.

  8. How Should Social Work Education Respond to the Changing Political Landscape?

    March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join us for a live showing of a lunch webinar with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

    As the new presidential administration takes office, many social workers question the extent to which it will reflect the profession's values of equality and social and economic justice. Students, too, may be wondering how the administration's policies will impact their work with clients and communities, in particular the implications for marginalized groups. What are some ways to help students make sense of the emerging, often confusing, political era in the classroom?

    Lunch will be provided.

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  9. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Community Benefit Organizations

    March 20, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in community benefit organizations (CBOs) is a critical strategic imperative as the US becomes more diverse, and nonprofits and other types of CBOs play an important role in confronting inequality and advocating for community and social change amidst increasing acts of hatred and violence toward immigrants, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community. This discussion will focus on how CBOs can embrace DE&I as a fundamental reflection of their missions through talent, leadership, culture, and impact. Participants are encouraged to share examples of how CBOs have increased their community impact by implementing various DE&I strategies.

    Lunch will be provided.

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  10. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  11. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  12. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Forum

    March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Join the School of Social Work's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to discuss the School of Social Work's DEI Strategic Plan. Learn more about the history of the DEI plan, what is currently being done, and have an opportunity to provide feedback on the plan moving forward. Food will be provided.

     

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  13. DEI Drop-In Lunch Session

    February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.
  14. Community Wise!  An Art Exhibition and Fish Bowl Conversation Community Wise! An Art Exhibition and Fish Bowl Conversation

    February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join the SSW Faculty Allies for Diversity Committee for a celebration of Community Wise, an intervention designed to reduce substance use for those with histories of incarceration. Community Wise employs Paulo Freire's critical consciousness theory; inspired by pictographs Freire used to engage his research participants. 

    Grounded in Community-Based Participatory Research, Community Wise has commissioned six paintings by artist Christopher A. Burkle. Publicly exhibited for the first time in the Midwest, these paintings will stimulate a discussion on how we can all develop anti-oppressive thinking and action. Presenters include:

    Rogério M. Pinto, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan

    Liliane Windsor, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Warren Thompson, Program Director, Urban Renewal Community Corrections

    Eric Anderson, Newark Community Collaborative Board Member 

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  15. Bicentennial SSW / Washtenaw Reads Author Event: Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, Authors of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America Bicentennial SSW / Washtenaw Reads Author Event: Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, Authors of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

    February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by our very own Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin, was selected for Washtenaw Reads in September by a panel of community judges. The book was also selected as the Washtenaw County Reads book of the year which means there will be a series of community events in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, and other public libraries to discuss the book.

    Join us for an unforgettable evening as both authors discuss the themes of this unforgettable book. The event includes a book signing and books will be for sale courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

  16. "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan during the Era of Jewish Admissions Quotas, 1925-1939" "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan during the Era of Jewish Admissions Quotas, 1925-1939"

    February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Karla Goldman, Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work and professor of Judaic Studies at U-M, will speak about “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan during the Era of Jewish Admissions Quotas, 1925-1939.” Kosher reception to follow.

    The lecture relates to the exhibit "Striving to Stimulate Serious Thought: Jewish Scholarly and Cultural Life at Michigan Across Two Centuries" which runs through February 22. The exhibit chronicles Jewish life and Judaic studies at the University of Michigan from the 19th century to the first Hebrew language and Hebrew Bible courses in 1890 to the founding of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies in 1988 to the present day. On display are Hebrew grammars that once belonged to John Monteith, first president of the University in 1817; pamphlets, periodicals, and programs on early 20th century Jewish social life at the University; documents relating to the inauguration of Judaic studies in 1972; and a variety of other objects, correspondence, and photos.

  17. Poverty Solutions U-M Discusses Action-Based Research to Fight Poverty Poverty Solutions U-M Discusses Action-Based Research to Fight Poverty

    January 17, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

    Facebook Live! #UMICHCHAT

    In October 2016, President Mark Schlissel introduced a new University of Michigan initiative to address one of humanity's most critical and seemingly intractable problems: poverty.  Called Poverty Solutions, the U-M initiative will explore and test models to ease the effects of poverty and broadly share that knowledge, while working with community groups and supporting active-learning options for students. Schlissel will be joined H. Luke Shaefer, associate professor of social work and public policy and director of Poverty Solutions, along with other U-M faculty and community partners to discuss upcoming projects the new initiative will tackle. The new projects, ranging from community health worker support to youth jobs, have the potential to impact communities throughout Michigan and the nation.

    Tune in to this live virtual panel online at www.facebook.com/UniversityOfMichigan.

  18. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance - University Symposia - No Regular Classes

    January 16, 2017

  19. Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Building a Human Rights Movement

    December 8, 2016 - 7:30am to 8:30am

    The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department hosts Loretta Ross, co-founded and National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, will present the grand rounds lecture “Calling in the Calling out culture: Building a Human Rights Movement”. Attendants will learn about facilitating unified and strategic human rights movements, and how moving from call out culture to 'call in' culture can help social justice activists create a positive future based on justice and the politics of love.

    Map of lecture location

  20. School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Reception School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Reception

    December 6, 2016 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

    Join us at a reception to recognize the work of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic planning committee and to hear more about our plan.​  

    This event is open to all School of Social Work Community Members 

    Event Program

    Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Social Work

    Overview of Strategic Plan

    Reflections from Committee Members

    Critical Intersectionality In the School of Social Work

    Closing Remarks

    Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.  

    RSVP encouraged but not required.

  21. From Ashes...

    December 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Natalie Jensen (MSW '16) shares a performance art piece, interactive exhibit, and reflective discussion on the journey through sudden and traumatic loss.

  22. Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop for Rackham PhD Students

    December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. Graduate students at any stage of their research are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

  23. Peace Corps PechaKucha & Cultural Foods Peace Corps PechaKucha & Cultural Foods

    November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for an opportunity to hear the stories of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the Master's International program through the art of PechaKucha.What's PechaKucha?! It is a presentation format where the speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. and taste foods from these RPCVs respective countries!!

  24. SSW Current Events Cafe

    November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Cancelled! Final Cafe moved to Monday, December 5, 5-7pm.

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes.

    Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. 

    To be responsive to current events, topics and resources will be announced via email a few days prior to each cafe.

    Snacks provided.

  25. SSW Current Events Cafe SSW Current Events Cafe

    November 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes. Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. To be responsive to current events, topics and resources will be announced via email a few days prior to each cafe.

    Join us at the Current Events Cafe on Monday, 11/14, 12-2pm, in room 2202 of the School of Education for a space to process, debrief, and discuss the election results.

    Professor Cristina Bares will facilitate hands-on reflective activities; such as origami, coloring, and journaling. You are also encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet as we will work together to create a list of local, national, and global actions.

    Snacks provided. 

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