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Presented By: Rackham Graduate School

Juneteenth Symposium: Celebrating Black Joy, Hope, and Healing—Racial Justice Call to Action

10:00 a.m. Welcome
Gregory Thomas, Program Manager, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
10:05 a.m. Workshop 1: White Fragility: How to Be Antiracist
Katie Cox, Master’s Student, Social Work
Jazzy Rivas Dinkins, Master’s Student, Social Work
Clare Lauer, Master’s Student, Social Work
Hannah Lefton, Law Student and Master’s Student, Social Work
Blake Newman, Master’s Student, Social Work
A discussion that is oriented around the practice of anti-racism and the importance of allyhood, oppression, and other principles.
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11:05 a.m. Transition and Break
1:00 p.m. Workshop 2: A Seat at the Table: Knowing Your Worth and Candle Making Event
Katie Cox, Master’s Student, Social Work
Frances Dean, Master’s Student, Public Health and Social Work
Jazzy Rivas Dinkins, Master’s Student, Social Work
Hannah Lefton, Law Student and Master’s Student, Social Work
Imani Russell, Master’s Student, Social Work
Tanner Schudlic, Master’s Student, Social Work
A discussion and creative event that explorers self-worth, mindfulness, and reflection on the excellence that has transpired with Juneteenth.
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2:00 p.m. Transition and Break
6:00 p.m. Workshop 3: Black Mental Health and Self-Care: Paint and Conversation
Brandon Bond, Master’s Student, Public Health and Social Work
Jazzy Rivas Dinkins, Master’s Student, Social Work
Trey Gates, Master’s Student, Social Work
Ashley Sapp, Master’s Student, Social Work
A conversation that highlights the importance of creative expression and self-care. Encouragement of a beverage of choice and sharing of self-care
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7:00 p.m. What’s Happening Next
Gregory Thomas, Program Manager, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives
This event is co-sponsored by Rackham’s Strategic Action Leadership Team, NAACP Ann Arbor Branch, Association of Black Social Work Students, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Center for Social Solutions, In Collaboration with: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the CEW+ Women of Color Task Force.
For full symposium information and links to the live stream of events visit https://rackham.umich.edu/juneteenth-symposium/.
We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

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