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Marching Forward: A Research and Scholarship Symposium
4:00pm, Weiser Hall
As part of the U-M Fall 2017 Marching Forward series, we invite you to engage across disciplines, generations, and communities to advance research and scholarship that explores political, social, and economic injustices, and/or advances strategies for effective social justice mobilization. Through this symposium, we aim to engage the U-M community and the public in further understanding critical historical topics and fostering an intellectual community to explore the civil rights issues of today. See the agenda, including a list of presenters, here: http://myumi.ch/L4OYg RSVP here: http://myumi.ch/Jl2nm This symposium takes place two days after the anticipated visit of Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell to the University of Michigan (Nov 27th, Hill Auditorium). Their acclaimed graphic novel trilogy, March, recounts Lewis's experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement. In protest marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, John Lewis and 600 other marchers drew attention to the importance of voting rights for all African Americans. The marchers were brutally attacked by state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. John Lewis and the marchers did not abandon their cause, but instead propelled the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This event is co-presented by the International Institute’s Conflict and Peace Initiative, Department of Psychology, National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship. For questions regarding the symposium, please email: MarchingForward@umich.edu.
Change It Up! Bystander Intervention Skills
12:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=457.
Faculty Forum on Outreach & Engagement
3:00pm, Michigan League
On Thursday, December 7, CEO will host its second Faculty Forum event. The theme for the series is "Educational Outreach to Inform, Engage & Inspire: Fulfilling U-M's social contract with the public." Barbara Israel from the U-M School of Public Health and Angela Reyes, founder and executive director of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, will present. A reception will follow the discussion. Please RSVP via the link below.
Owning Expertise: A Live Experiment in How Credibility Works and How Ideas Rise
4:00pm, Weiser Hall
This interactive keynote lecture presents current data on the demographics of public discourse, and addresses core questions of thought leadership: what do we know, why does it matter, and how can we maximize our impact? We will also do a large-group experiment in credibility. Participants will walk away with bold ideas, a deeper sense of what they, as well as their colleagues, know and stand for, and actionable steps. What is The OpEd Project? The OpEd Project is a think tank and leadership organization founded to ensure the full range of human voices is included in history. OpEd accelerates the ideas and public impact of underrepresented voices, including women. One near term goal is to increase the volume of women thought leaders in key commentary forums—which are a key source of history—to a tipping point. Partnering with universities, think tanks, non-profits, and corporations, OpEd targets and trains underrepresented experts (including women) to take thought leadership positions in their fields connecting them with a network of high-level journalist mentors; and channeling the best new experts and ideas to media across all platforms. Op-ed is used (which is defined broadly, to mean an idea of public value in any media platform) as a strategic metric of concrete results. Presented by the Institute for the Humanities, College of LSA, and the U-M ADVANCE Program.
Early Modern Colloquium Annual Graduate Student Conference
10:00am, Angell Hall
Keynote Speakers: Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt) and Carla Della Gatta (USC)