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  1. 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

  2. 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.

    Investing in Ability Events 

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

    Investing in Ability Events 

  5. 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

  6. 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.

    Investing in Ability Events

  7. 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. 

    Investing in Ability Events 

  8. 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.

    DEI Summit Events

  9. "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.

    Investing in Ability Events 

  10. 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.

    DEI Summit Events

  11. Social Transformation through Public Engagement  »

    October 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    LSA - National Center for Institutional Diversity, Academic Innovation, and Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Leaders from different sectors discuss partnerships with higher education to inform and implement social change. President Mark S. Schlissel will share remarks on the intersection between two Presidential initiatives: Public Engagement & Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

    DEI Summit Events

  12. "Unrest" (Documentary Film) "Unrest" (Documentary Film)  »

    October 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is 28, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned. 

    Investing in Ability Events

  13. University of Michigan DEI Summit University of Michigan DEI Summit »

    October 8, 2018 - 9:00am to October 12, 2018 5:00pm

    The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will give campus community members the opportunity to learn about the work completed during the past year on both universitywide and unit-based plans to improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

  14. Chronic Fatigue and Related Syndromes: An Expert Panel Discussion Chronic Fatigue and Related Syndromes: An Expert Panel Discussion  »

    October 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Presenters: Tiffany Braley, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical School, Department of Neurology, Daniel Clauw, MD – Director of Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Professor, Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), and Department of Psychiatry, Ann Kratz, PhD - Assistant Professor, Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ace Anbender, sports blogger and individual with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Moderator: Donna Omichinski

    .Investing in Ability Events

     

  15. Michigan Medicine Inclusion and Growth for Healthcare Transformation (M.I.G.H.T.) Disability Awareness Symposium Michigan Medicine Inclusion and Growth for Healthcare Transformation (M.I.G.H.T.) Disability Awareness Symposium »

    October 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

    Keynote speaker: Karin Muraszko, M.D., Julian T. Hoff Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan

    The Council for Disability Concerns produces an annual series of events designed to raise awareness of disability topics on campus and in our community. All events are free and everyone is welcome. If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu  at least one week in advance.

    Investing in Ability Events

  16. A Panel Discussion on Global Inclusion & Exclusion »

    October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Eduardo Marques, a professor from the University of Azores, Portugal is visiting U-M SSW during the first week of October with two of his students. He is working with Dr. Mieko Yoshihama on a PhotoVoice project about social inclusion and exclution. On Thursday, October 4, Dr. Yoshihama invites Eduardo, Dr. Odessa Ganzalez-Benson from SSW, and Ana Paula Pimentel Walker - an assistant professor from Urban and Regional Planning to join a panel discussion about global inclusion and exclusion. After the panel discussion, there will be a mini-PhotoVoice Presentation from the CrossAtlantic Action Research Team.

    RSVP here »

    This event is presented by the Global Social Work Student Association and the CrossAtlantic Action Research.

  17. LatinX Social Work Coalition & Trotter Presents: Un Poquito de Sabor »

    September 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

     Come enjoy food, friendship and dancing with the LatinX Social Work Coalition and the Trotter Multicultural Center in celebration of LatinX Heritage Month.

  18. SSW Book Club »

    September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for our next Book Club meeting, to discuss 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.

  19. Unite for Social Change Fall 2018 Kick-Off Unite for Social Change Fall 2018 Kick-Off »

    September 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Unite for Social Change is a U-M School of Social Work initiative that aims to bring members of the U-M School of Social Work community together. Given the elections happening during the Fall semester, the goal of this kick-off event is to promote understanding about barriers to civic engagement, and to encourage civic action. Activities for the day will include pre-panel activities, panel discussion, and hands-on breakout sessions where participants can learn more about work happening in the community and how they can build and apply their skills to move political social change.

    *  Please note that there are limited spaces for the panel discussion and breakout sessions. We will try our best to accommodate all registrants. However, first come, first served. Based on the time of your registration, you may be invited to join the sessions through live-streaming.

    RSVP here »

  20. Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs: MESA-Palooza »

    September 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Join the Office of Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs as they host their annual Welcome Week event: MESA-Palooza. Discover on-campus resources about social justice, race & ethnicity, and leadership development while enjoying refreshments and music. Everyone is welcome.

  21. SSW Book Club »

    August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for our next meeting, to discuss Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.

    Just Mercy is a memoir of an idealistic young lawyer, and his fight to overturn unjust convications and to end mass incarceration. The book has won numerous awards. Read more at https://eji.org/just-mercy

    Learn more about the SSW Book Club.

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

  22. Exploring the Spectrum of Gender Expression A lecture & discussion »

    July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    In mid-July OLLI presents a lecture on gender non-conforming persons in the Summer Lecture Series, “Voices of Local Minorities.” This After 5 program is a follow up to that lecture. Our panel will share stories about personal struggles and rewards.

    Meet a married transman who is the father of two young children, a female Native American Shaman healer, and a woman who identifies as gender non-conforming. Sarah Weinstein will act as panel moderator. Join us in this discussion on gender perspectives.

    After 5 events are open to the public, and do not require OLLI membership.

    Cost is $10.00

  23. SSW Book Club »

    June 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for our second meeting, to discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.

    The book tells the story of Stevenson's work through the Equal Justice Initiative. Booklist described Just Mercy as, "A passionate account of the ways our nation thwarts justice and inhumanely punishes the poor and disadvantaged."

    Learn more about the SSW Book Club.

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

  24. Working with Transgender Youth & Families »

    June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the DEI Office, TBLG Matters, and SSW LEO Lecturer, Susan Radzilowski, to discuss the importance of working with younger prepubescent transgender children and parents to provide support and guidance. We will look at the lack of information and support for families of transgender and non-conforming youth and how that adversely impacts both children and families. We will be exploring and understanding gender expressions and how it may differ from gender identity, the impact of gender-affirming care on positive mental health outcomes, and the importance of hormone blockers to prevent children from undergoing the wrong puberty. Lunch will be provided.

    Resources

    Presentation

    A Mother's Day Reflection

    The Shrine

  25. "Telling Our Stories" Premiere »

    May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Join the preview of a new play, "Telling Our Stories," based on the interviews of Black Women in America and strives to empower their voices by creating a space for them to tell their own, full stories. Created by 2017-2018 University Musical Society Artist in Residence and U-M School of Social Work graduate, Morgan Breon. To learn more, click here.

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