Type: School event

Finding Yourself in a World That Didn't Always Include You

a conversation with Dr. Earl Lewis


Dr. Earl Lewis

Date & time

Feb 16, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, Rm 1120
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

In this enlightening conversation, Distinguished Professor Dr. Earl Lewis will delve into an exploration of his personal journey spanning over three decades, during which he navigated spaces where representation was sparse or non-existent.

As a trailblazer, often finding himself as the sole or inaugural presence in various environments, Dr. Lewis will discuss the intricate dynamics of power and place, and how these elements shape individual experiences and social structures. Through his narrative, he will unpack the complexities of identity formation amidst societal norms and systemic barriers. By offering insights into the ways in which resilience and empowerment can be fostered, this compelling discussion serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of embracing one's unique journey and reclaiming agency in a world that may not always recognize or accommodate diversity.

This event is hosted by the graduate chapter of Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) and co-sponsored by the Center for Racial Justice.

Catering from Cuppy's Best Soulful Bistro provided. 

About the speaker

Dr. Earl Lewis is Distinguished Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, and the founding director of the U-M Center for Social Solutions.

About Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP)

Students of Color in Public Policy serves as a voice for Students of Color in the Ford School and within the community by providing a venue for students of color to share ideas and work on issues that most directly affect communities of color.