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    Ayesha Ghazi Edwin Wins Election for Ann Arbor City Council

    Congratulations to ENGAGE Program Manager and Lecturer Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, MSW ‘10, who has been elected to Ann Arbor City Council Ward 3. “As an alum, staff member and adjunct faculty, I’m incredibly proud to bring social work values of equity and social justice to city governance!”

    • November 9, 2022
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    Progressive Values Shape Ayesha Ghazi Edwin’s Family Story

    “Ann Arbor and the university welcomed us with open arms, and we fell in love with this diverse, inclusive community.” Lecturer and ENGAGE: DETROIT Program Manager Ayesha Ghazi Edwin’s family history is chronicled in a story on U-M’s Center for South Asian Studies website. The story describes how the progressive values of their grandparents have shaped Ghazi Edwin, who is also an Ann Arbor Council member, and her sister, Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, who is Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive.

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    Aysha Ghazi Edwin on Asian American/Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay in Detroit News

    Lecturer Ayesha Ghazi Edwin’s letter to the editor “Race and ethnicity shouldn’t determine women’s pay” was published in the Detroit News. Edwin discusses Asian American/Pacific Islander women’s Equal Pay Day writing “If we are to close the pay gap, we need to strengthen equal pay laws to allow women to discover and fight against pay discrimination.”

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    Ayesha Ghazi-Edwin Receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the James T. Neubacher Awards Committee

    ENGAGE Program Director and Lecturer Ayesha Ghazi-Edwin received a Certificate of Appreciation from the James T. Neubacher Awards Committee, a unit of the U-M Council for Disability Concerns. The certificate is in acknowledgment of her efforts to advance the cause of accessibility and justice for the disability community.  In addition to her work at the school, Ghazi-Edwin is also the Fund Development and Research Specialist at Detroit Disability Power, a disability justice nonprofit organization in Detroit.  She also serves on the Michigan Social Work's Inclusion and Access Taskforce. 

    Established by the university’s Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, a university alumnus and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

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    Ayesha Ghazi Edwin Appointed to Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

    LEO Lecturer Ayesha Ghazi Edwin has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission. The commission’s vision is to fully engage Asian and Pacific Americans in Michigan.

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    Students in Social Work 560 Lead a Semester-Long Project on Community Engagement in Ypsilanti Neighborhood

    Lecturer Ayesha Ghazi and the students in her Social Work 560 course immersed themselves in the Sugarbrook neighborhood for a semester to study engagement, policy and community organizing. The students led a number of activities and joined pre-existing neighborhood action teams to increase resident engagement. Ghazi says a number of studies have shown that participating in events where neighbors spend time with one another improves mental and physical health outcomes, as well as feelings of safety.  Their efforts were covered on WDIV and Concentrate.

    • December 5, 2019

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