Social Transformation Through Public Engagement

Front of Angell Hall Front of Angell Hall
This two-part event will convene the campus community to explore alignments between two Presidential initiatives, build recognition for DEI-focused public engagement, and mobilize our communities for future action.

Leaders who are actively engaged with the broader public will discuss how they are working to address today’s critical social justice issues and will share perspectives on how students, staff and faculty can most effectively build partnership outside of the university to drive social change. The panel will be introduced by President Mark Schlissel and moderated by Earl Lewis.

Panelists include Abdul El-Sayed (former Democratic candidate for Michigan governor and former executive director of the Detroit Health Department and health officer for the City of Detroit); Angela Reyes (executive director and founder of the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation); Jim Leija (director of education and community engagement at the University Musical Society); and Luis Trelles (producer of Radio Ambulante at NPR and 2018 Knight-Wallace Fellow)

Following the panel, please join a series of working discussions on critical issues on DEI-focused engagement and formulate action plans to support future efforts.

Sponsored by the National Center for Institutional Diversity; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Office of Academic Innovation; and the Alumni Association.
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When and Where

Map Palmer Commons - Forum Hall

October 2018

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2:00pm - 5:00pm

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