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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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Lantz calls for acknowledgement of racial inequity in health care

Feb 23, 2022
Twenty years ago, a report pointed out, “Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services, and are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures than are white Americans.” An article in STAT News notes that the...
In the Media

Lewis reflects on year of reparations research

Oct 13, 2021 MLive
In an interview with MLive, Earl Lewis reflected on the past year of his research project, "Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and University in Community-based Reparations Solutions." “We hope that this is indeed replicable and...
In the Media

Young provides context for proposed CRT legislation

Aug 1, 2021 Holland Sentinel
Michigan Senate Bill 460 was created in response to calls to ban schools from teaching critical race theory (CRT). Alford Young, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Sociology and a professor of public policy and African and African...

PhD candidate Jessica Gillooly writes op ed for Washington Post

May 30, 2018
This Sunday's print edition of the Washington Post included an opinion piece penned by joint doctoral student Jessica W. Gillooly. The post, titled "Want to stop more Starbucks scenarios? Train these people." suggested that 911 operators have a key...

Masters students produce powerful film on race and racism

Apr 27, 2015
Sixteen Ford School masters students speak about their experiences around race and racism on camera in a new student-produced film, "Walking the Line of Blackness". The students screened the film at Weill Hall on April 23 for a crowd of more than...
State & Hill

Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies

Sep 16, 2009
The Ford School will launch a new research center this fall, a first-of-its kind initiative designed to shed light on how public policy can most effectively navigate the opportunities and challenges posed by societies that are becoming increasingly...
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

The color of power: The evolving relationship between race, skin color and American politics

Nov 11, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
School of Social Work, ECC 1840
Dr. Mara Ostfeld,  Associate Faculty Director of Poverty Solutions, an Assistant Research Scientist in the Ford School of Public Policy and a faculty lead at the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study, presents as part of the Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions Series. 
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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.   
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial Foundations of Public Policy: Health policy

Oct 13, 2022, 4:00-5:15 pm EDT
Watch Party: Weill Hall Betty Ford Auditorium (Room 1110)
The Center for Racial Justice presents Steven Thrasher, in conversation with Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes on health policy.

U.S. race relations and foreign policy

Jan 27, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
In this talk, Amb. Susan D. Page will explore the presence and impact of race relations on U.S. foreign policy and U.S. actions at home.

Race, inequality, cultural deficiency narratives, and schooling

Oct 19, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Michigan League, Michigan Room
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Angel Harris is an Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Princeton University. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research, the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. His research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. His work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap.
Ford School

Mara Ostfeld: The color of power

Nov 11, 2022 1:00:00

Mara Ostfeld discusses her recent book (co-authored with Nicole Yadon), Skin Color, Power and Politics in America, which explores the historical significance of skin color in America. November, 2022.

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.

Steven Thrasher: Health policy

Oct 13, 2022 1:16:17

Steven W. Thrasher, Ph.D., is the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice in reporting (with an emphasis on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community) and an assistant professor of journalism.