Diversity Center Community Conversation series: "Social Identity and Inclusion: Undergraduate Experiences at the University of Michigan"
Professor Sara Soderstrom
February 20, 2015; 11:30-1 pm, Weill Hall, Room 3240
Professor Sara Soderstrom and her team of researchers, Terra Molengraff, Sara Cohen, Dan Green discussed their unique research and the survey, observational and archival data they collected about inclusion and social identity at Michigan in order to better understand the nature of inclusion at the University and the role that the University and other organizations can play.
Presentation Slides (Adobe PDF)
"Credible messengers, critical trust: Community health empowerment”
Ruth Browne, Towsley Scholar in Residence
January 28, 2015; 4:00-5:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium
The Ford School welcomes back Dr. Ruth Browne (MPP/MPH ‘83), CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and 2015 Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. This event is part of the University of Michigan's 29th Annual MLK, Jr. Symposium.
January 26, 2015; 5:00-7:00pm, Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium
As part of the 2015 MLK, Jr. Symposium, the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies presents a preview screening of the PBS documentary American Denial, followed by a discussion with producer/director Llewellyn Smith and Martha S. Jones, moderated by the Ford School's own Joy Rohde
"Navigating the Professional World as a Person of Color"
Policymaker in Residence Ruth Browne
January 23: 12:00-1:00 pm
Dr. Browne will lead as discussion and share insights from her own experiences about diversity issues in the professional world. Dean Susan Collins will introduce Dr. Browne and moderate the discussion.
"A deeper black: Race in America"
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor and writer, Atlantic
January 21, 2015; 4:00 pm, Rackham Auditorium
An Atlantic senior editor and writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned many influential articles on race, masculinity, and politics. Last year, his lively Atlantic blog was named by TIME as one of the 25 Best in the World.
"Policing black bodies: A dialogue on poverty, police brutality, and the way out"
January 19, 2015; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Room 1840, 1st floor, Executive Conference Center, School of Social Work
This dialogue on poverty and police brutality will feature Dr. Shaun Ossei Owusu, Bronx native, public intellectual, and writer for The Huffington Post, salon.com, and most recently, Jacobin magazine; Dr. Kamau Rashid, assistant professor of education at National Louis University, who writes on danger and blackness; and Finn Bell, PhD student in U-M’s joint doctoral program in social work and sociology and an activist and organizer for GLBTQ rights, homeless youth, human trafficking, and anti-racism. The Diversity Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event