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DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change. “Art is not entertainment,” actor Wendell Pierce, a University Musical Society Digital Residency Artist, said during the Oct. 26 event.

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U-M satellite clerk’s office has registered thousands to vote

First-time voter Riley Friedman wasted no time casting his ballot in this year’s presidential election, which is still three weeks away. A junior at the School of Kinesiology, Friedman knew the process of casting a ballot could be daunting, so he decided to seek help on campus and voted in person at the newly opened …

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DEI Summit to view anti-racism through artistic prism

Throughout history, art has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and affecting positive change. To demonstrate how art can be used as a powerful mechanism for expression, community conversations and change, the University of Michigan’s annual DEI Summit is themed “Arts + Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World …

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UMMA to serve as city clerk’s satellite office through Nov. 3

The University of Michigan community will now be able to register to vote and cast early, in-person absentee ballots on campus. Several units at U-M have partnered with the city of Ann Arbor to transform gallery space at the U-M Museum of Art into the state’s first satellite city clerk’s office located on a university …

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WATCH: DEI Summit 2019 | Community Assembly

Assembly Program – 10:10 a.m.  PROGRAM BEGINS 10:14 a.m.   Welcome & Remarks – Robert Sellers, Vice Provost of Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer 10:25 a.m.  Remarks – Mark S. Schlissel, President 10:30 a.m.  Keynote Speaker Introduction – Katrina Wade-Golden, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Implementation for the DEI Strategic Plan 10:34 a.m.  Keynote Remarks – Van Jones, CEO of …

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Embracing DEI is key to success, Jones tells summit crowd

Political commentator and human rights advocate Van Jones says the ability to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion is a superpower, and the people who have it will be better poised for success. Jones, CEO of the REFORM Alliance and host of “Redemption Project” and “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, was the keynote speaker Oct. …

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University’s 2019 DEI Summit to focus on capacity building

The University of Michigan’s 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit begins Oct. 7 and will highlight the university’s robust, multiyear and multifaceted commitment to sustaining and improving a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus environment. This year, the summit will span a full month and include a number of interactive workshops, panels and networking opportunities as …