Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

February 21, 2018, 1:30pm, Robertson Auditorium at the Ross School of Business
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Structural Racism and the Broken Academic Pipeline
Award-winning investigative reporter, Nikole Hannah-Jones will be speaking on structural racism, educational segregation, and racial inequities in educational opportunities in the US. Her keynote will be followed by a conversation and moderated discussion with both Nikole Hannah-Jones and Tabbye Chavous, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. This event is generously sponsored by the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and organized by RacismLab.
For more information about Nikole Hannah-Jones, please visit here.

January 19, 2018, Michigan Union
The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal.
U-M grad students Hakeem Jefferson and Steven Moore organized a day-long mini-conference sponsored by the Center for Political Studies, ISR and several other U-M departments. The event featured distinguished panelists speaking about racial inequality in the U.S and the lived experiences of Black Americans.

January 17, 2018, Michigan Theater
Screening and Discussion of the HBO Documentary Class Divide – Following the film screening, join in a conversation with Hyisheem Calier and Yasmine Smallens, who play central roles in the film, facilitated by author and journalist Peter Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. Class Divide chronicles Hyisheem and Yasmine’s experiences with gentrification in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
The screening is co-sponsored with LSA Screen Arts and Culture Department.
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January 10, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Examining the Effects of Gentrification: A Panel Discussion
Panelists will discuss how gentrification maintains and deepens inequities (both racial and socioeconomic), particularly with regard to unequal access to high quality education.
Panel moderator: Dr. Kesha Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology at Drew University and UM alumna
Discussants: Dr. Tam Perry (Assistant Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University and Faculty Associate in ISR’s Research Center for Group Dynamics), Saundra Little (architect and founding partner of Centric Design Studio), Shayna Brown (UM Stamps School of Art and Design alumna), and Lydia Wileden (UM graduate student in sociology, public policy, and ISR’s Population Studies Center).

November 9-10, 2017, Rackham Amphitheater
Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science
An illustrious group of Michigan graduates from fields such as economics, education, political science, psychology, public policy, social work, sociology, and women’s studies will discuss past, present, and future research on issues related to gender, race, poverty, inequality, and economic mobility. Recordings of each session of this two-day symposium are available on the agenda for each day.

October 3, 2017, 10 AM-12:30 PM, 1430 ISR-Thompson
The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy
Scott Page, Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan

February 22, 2017, 10 AM-12:30 PM
Race at the Intersection
We welcome rising and leading anti-racism scholars who are innovative in their conceptualization and/or measurement of racism’s impact on the individual, community, and society.

January 18, 2017, 12-2 PM
An Afternoon with Junot Diaz
Junot Díaz is a creative writing professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, fiction editor at the Boston Review, and author many acclaimed short stories and novels. His works include: “Drown” (1996) and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and critics have named it the best novel of the 21st century to date.

January 16, 2017, 4-5:30PM
Citizen, An American Lyric: A Discussion with Claudia Rankine
Noted poet and MacArthur Fellow, Claudia Rankine, will discuss American racism through her highly-acclaimed lyric poem, Citizen.

Stay tuned for more engaging and community building Events…

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