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Summit Events

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Additional Unit Sponsored Events

  1. Oct 22

    Active Minds Panel Discussion

    12:00pm1:30pmHatcher Graduate Library Gallery

    U-M Council for Disability Concerns

    U-M students tell about their ideas and experiences with respect to mental health issues

  2. Oct 23

    Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice: the Case of the Jim Crow Museum

    6:30pmUM Museum of Art auditorium

    Museum Studies Program

    Dr. David Pilgrim, the founder and current director of The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will discuss the origins of this museum, its segregation era artifacts, and its mission to use these objects of intolerance to teach tolerance.

  3. Oct 24

    Neubacher Recognition Ceremony

    9:30am11:30amRackham Assembly Hall

    U-M Council for Disability Concerns

    Award and Certificates of Appreciation for individuals and teams who have been selected because of work in disability arena

  4. Oct 26

    African Art in Museums: Ethical Quandaries

    6:00pm8:00pmMuseum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium (525 South State Street)

    Museum of Art

    “Where do you think your ancestors got these?” asks Eric Killmonger in the recent Black Panther film. Join us for a discussion facilitated by African Art Historian Ray Silverman with curators, activists and scholars Nii Quarcoopome (Detroit Institute of Arts), Sylvester Ogbechie (UC Santa Barbara), and Monica Udvardy (University of Kentucky) about what we can learn from the display of African art objects in Western art museums, diving deep into fraught questions of collecting, display, and repatriation. This program is co-sponsored by the U-M Institute for the Humanities and the Museum Studies Program.

    Lead support for Beyond Borders: Global Africa is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Michigan Office of Research, African Studies Center, and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund and Susan Ullrich.

  5. Oct 29

    Michigan Medicine DEI Lead Gratitude Event

    8:00am5:00pmFord Auditorium

    Michigan Medicine

    This event is for Michigan Medicine DEI Leads to celebrate their success over the last year and award Michigan Medicine Fall DEI Mini-Grants.

  6. Oct 29

    Updated ADA Information: Assistive & Emotional Support Animals

    7:00pm8:00pmAADL Main Branch, 4th level

    U-M Council for Disability Concerns

    U-M Attorney Jack Bernard and Christina Kline of Office of Institutional Equity discuss rules and regs for animals at U-M (and on airplanes)

  7. Oct 30

    Language & Disability: An Exploration

    1:00pm2:30pmHatcher Graduate Library Gallery

    U-M Council for Disability Concerns

  8. Sep 20
    Nov 18

    Have We Met? Dialogues on Memory and Desire – An Exhibit

    Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor

    University Library

    Have We Met: Dialogues on Memory and Desire draws inspiration from Ann Arbor’s legacy of social movements (Anti-War Movement, Civil Rights Movements) and experimental art practices (The Once Group) from the late-1950s to the 1970s as its point of departure. It brings together archival materials and reproductions from U-M Library’s Labadie Collection and the Bentley Library in conjunction with radical artworks by diverse, multi-generational artists and designers whose works are deeply influenced by the ideas of freedom and self-determination; re-writing the canonical accounts of history; and building contemporary culture and solidarity through collective action.

    At a time when the idea of citizenship in the United States is being deeply challenged and redefined through horrific occurrences of gun violence and police brutality towards racialized and queer civilians and refugees, this exhibition asks what role art institutions can play in building inclusive and vibrant creative spaces the 21st Century. Have We Met? Dialogues on Memory and Desire retraces and learns from models of collectivity and organizing mobilized by artists, designers, and cultural producers in the past and present as a lens to understand the contemporary moment and re-imagine the future. It explores the complex relationships and at times overlapping and contested concerns between contemporary art, design, and social justice that continually influence and inform one another.

    Curated by Srimoyee Mitra.

    Stamps Gallery Hours
    Tuesday-Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
    Thursday-Friday: 11am – 7pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 11am – 5pm
    Closed Mondays and holidays

  9. Nov 29

    Culturally Aware Mentorship Forum

    8:30am10:30amForum Hall, Palmer Commons

    Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

    Members of the U-M community who are involved in or interested in mentoring are invited to a November 29 forum on Culturally Aware Mentorship. During the forum, seven faculty members who contribute enormously to the research environment at U-M will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.

    Register for the event

  10. Nov 30

    Culturally Aware Mentorship Training


    Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

    Culturally Aware Mentorship is an innovative initiative launched through NRMN to enhance mentors’ and trainees’ ability to effectively address cultural diversity matters in their research mentoring relationships. The CAM initiative and approach are supported by evidence which indicates that broader participation of culturally diverse groups enhances the quality of research and practice in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. CAM is a 6-hour intensive training designed for mentors who have already completed some form of mentor training.

    Register for the event