Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

ISR DEI Event Calendar

January, 2019

Race, Health, and Wealth Disparities
3:30-5pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Tene Lewis
RCGD’s Winter 2019 Speaker Series, sponsored by PRBA & MCUAAAR

 

January 212019 University of Michigan MLK Symposium
Unravel Injustice: Taking Action

2-4pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
John A. Powell, Director Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley
A two-part discussion on our roles as citizens and scholars in movements to create a more just and humanistic society

 

January 23Cultural Racism & American Social Structure Speaker Series
9-10:30am, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Alexandra Stern: “Discourses of White nationalism & racism today”
A winter 2019 interdisciplinary speaker series sponsored by Institute for Social Research Survey Research Center and Rackham Graduate School

 

February 28Race, Health, and Wealth Disparities
3:30-5pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Courtney Cogburn
RCGD’s Winter 2019 Speaker Series, sponsored by PRBA & MCUAAAR

 

February, 2019

February 4Cultural Racism & American Social Structure Speaker Series
9-10:30am, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Travis Dixon: “Perpetuation of cultural racism through social & mass media”
A winter 2019 interdisciplinary speaker series sponsored by Institute for Social Research Survey Research Center and Rackham Graduate School

 

 

February 4Race, Health, and Wealth Disparities
3:30-5pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Terri L. Friedline
RCGD’s Winter 2019 Speaker Series, sponsored by PRBA & MCUAAAR

 

 

February 11Race, Health, and Wealth Disparities
3:30-5pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Darrick Hamilton
RCGD’s Winter 2019 Speaker Series, sponsored by PRBA & MCUAAAR

 

 

February 13Cultural Racism & American Social Structure Speaker Series
3:30-5pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Joe T. Darden: “Structural racism & residential segregation”
A winter 2019 interdisciplinary speaker series sponsored by Institute for Social Research Survey Research Center and Rackham Graduate School

 

 

February 152019 University of Michigan MLK Symposium
Unravel Injustice: Taking Action
1-3pm, 1430 ISR-Thompson
William Darity, Professor, School of Public Policy, Duke University
Part 2: Social Science in the Public Interest, Action for the Public Good
A two-part discussion on our roles as citizens and scholars in movements to create a more just and humanistic society

 


Past DEI Offerings

November 29, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life
Presented by LPD
The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one’s perceptions, decisions and interactions. This is our 5th time offering Unconscious Bias at ISR, so if you haven’t been able to make it yet, we strongly encourage you to join us.

November 16, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Finding our Strength: The Daily Lives of Trans/Gender Non-conforming Adults
Transcend the Binary (Transcend), an organization that provides trans/gender non-conforming health navigation and education (Ferndale, MI), approached U-M researchers in 2015 for support in gathering data about the resiliency and daily challenges of its community. Countless discussions involving scores of community members resulted in a Transcend-led survey that gathered information about discrimination worry and actions taken to cope with discrimination in personal, educational, work and healthcare settings. Survey findings have been translated into an interactive art exhibit and informed discussion forums and community and professional educational programs. They continue to inspire new community actions. Panel members: Brayden Misiolek, Transcend the Binary Executive Director, Peter Batra, ISR Survey Director, Caitlin Tupper, LCSW, Transcend the Binary Mental Health Lead Nancy JW Lewis PharmD, MPH, U-M College of Pharmacy Adjunct Associate Research Scientist

November 8, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
My Voice Panel: LGBTQ+ Experiences
Presented by the Spectrum Center
Spectrum Center My Voice panelists will be visiting to discuss how their LGBTQ+ identities impacted their experiences with academics, healthcare, and self-understanding. Panelists will be sharing personal stories and responding to audience questions during this time. For more information on the Spectrum Center My Voice Panels please visit: https://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/article/my-voice-panels.

October 24, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Town Hall

October 11
DEI Lunch with the Director

October 3, 2018, 1430 ISR-Thompson
Accessibility for WordPress
At the presentation you learned about the tools for testing your WordPress website for accessibility compliance and about the ways to make an accessible WordPress website.

February 21, 2018, 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.
Please visit the ISR Facebook Page for additional information on the events and RSVP “Going” and don’t forget to share the events!

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, 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
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
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…