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Students find inspiration from racial justice changemakers

Dec 7, 2022
In October 2022, students from the Ford School and members of the greater University of Michigan community gathered together to hear “Racial Justice Changemakers”—social justice leaders, artists, and advocates—share their diverse journeys into...
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Watkins-Hayes on the transformative power of HIV/AIDS activism

Dec 2, 2021
On World Aids Day, Celeste Watkins-Hayes participated in a discussion at The City Club of Cleveland, on the importance of activism and community leadership to confront the inequalities perpetuated by HIV/AIDS and useful lessons that can apply to...

Masterclass in Activism with Chloë Cheyenne

Mar 5, 2024, 4:30-6:00 pm EST
The Betty Classroom (Rm 1110)
The Center for Racial Justice proudly welcomes Chloë Cheyenne for our 2024 Masterclass in Activism event: A Conversation on Social Justice Activism in the Digital Age. This event is free and open to all. 

Center for Racial Justice Open House

Sep 26, 2023, 5:30-8:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, Room 1120
Join the Center for Racial Justice on Tuesday, September 26 for our Open House! Get acquainted with the upcoming initiatives CRJ has prepared for the academic year, and join us in extending a warm welcome to our AY 23-24 Visiting and Postdoctoral Fellows!

CRJ Visiting Fellows Spring Showcase

Mar 30, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall
On Thursday, March 30 at 4pm, the Center for Racial Justice invites you to attend our CRJ Visiting Fellows Spring Showcase featuring the work of our inaugural cohort of visiting fellows: sociologist and legal scholar, Dr. Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran; freelance journalist, Makeda Easter; and writer and filmmaker, Julian Brave NoiseCat. Fellows will present their racial justice catalyst projects to the U-M community, followed by remarks from U-M community members: Vikramaditya S. Khanna (U-M Law), Srimoyee Mitra (U-M Stamps), and Forrest Cox (BA '13 and U-M Ross). A post-event reception will be held in the Rebecca M. Blank Great Hall. Please register here!

Activating joy with Holly Bass: Creative practices for authentic community building

Mar 9, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm EST
Join the Center for Racial Justice for a workshop on creative practices for authentic community building with Holly Bass, part of our Racial Justice in Practice workshop series. Open to U-M students, faculty, staff, and community partners. In this workshop, we will explore the differences between activism, organizing, and culture shift work. We will explore how to build authentic relationships with those most affected by potential policy changes and those in the best position to bring about legal and social change. We will also explore how creativity and joy can guide our social justice work as individuals and collectives.

Niketa Brar (MPP '15) on racial equity impact assessment

Feb 2, 2023, 11:30 am-1:30 pm EST
Annenberg Auditorium
Join the Center for Racial Justice for a workshop on racial equity impact assessment with Niketa Brar (MPP '15), part of our Racial Justice in Practice workshop series. Open to U-M students, faculty, staff, and community partners.  

Masterclass in Activism, fall 2022

Nov 3, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, Rm. 1120
The Masterclass in Activism is a Center for Racial Justice event series in which the center's director is in conversation with noted activists and thought leaders who have made significant marks on the policy landscape. 

Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic Culture

Oct 26, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Rackham Amphitheatre
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, former judge, and human rights activist. Ebadi will be introduced by Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan.

Angela Harrelson: Masterclass in Activism

Jan 20, 2023 1:21:57

With Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Angela Harrelson, aunt of George Floyd and author of Lift Your Voice will share her journey into racial justice activism and her work in this space. January, 2023.