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Letter from Interim Dean Watkins-Hayes

May 3, 2023
Happy spring from Ann Arbor! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving as interim dean this past year, working closely with and learning so much from our community. U-M Provost Laurie McCauley's search for a new dean is ongoing, with the...

Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

Mar 14, 2023, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Michigan Union (Rogel Ballroom)
Join us as we welcome Dr. Ruha Benjamin to campus to discuss her newest book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want. In this talk, Dr. Benjamin draws on the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and introduces a micro-vision of change—a way of looking at the everyday ways people are working to combat unjust systems and build alternatives to the oppressive status quo. 
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial Foundations of Public Policy: LGBTQ rights

Oct 27, 2022, 4:00-5:15 pm EDT
Watch Party: Weill Hall Betty Ford Auditorium (Room 1110)
The Center for Racial Justice, Ford School, and Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity present Bianca Wilson, in conversation with Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes on LGBTQ rights.   

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.
Program in Practical Policy Projects

Equity, Advocacy, and Civil Rights Policy in Detroit Public Schools

January 2023 - April 2023
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Eneida Hysi (MPP '24), Idalys Perez (MPP '23)
During the Winter semester, students partnering with Detroit Public Schools Community District devised a list of best practices from nationwide districts on fostering gender inclusivity in schools. The recommendations include policy guidelines, student support, and resources for policy implementation. The policy draft includes student and staff rights, provides definitions for important, relevant terms, applies to staff members, and has a legal basis. It also recommends respecting name and pronoun changes, defines discrimination, harassment, and bullying, and outlines locker room and restroom...

Bianca Wilson: LGBTQ rights

Oct 27, 2022 1:15:29

Bianca Wilson discusses LGBTQ rights in a speaker series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy as both a disciplinary field and as a course of action. October, 2022.