Protest sparked by Oakland County school district’s effort to promote diversity, equality
Emotions ran high in Oakland county over the district’s efforts to promote diversity and equality. Results saw participants from the districts republican party stage a protest outside Tuesday (Jan. 11) night’s board meeting in Farmington over parts of ‘equity challenge.’
Ann Arbor-based network Shine & Rise holding free virtual event about workplace diversity, inclusion
ANN ARBOR – Shine & Rise will hold its first public-facing event on Friday, March 26 in honor of Women’s History Month. While its regular monthly events are members-only, the March 26 event titled “Challenge Your Team: Gender Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Work” is free to the public. Her talk will focus on how employees can challenge their companies to better practice diversity, inclusion and equity. Throughout the month of March, Shine & Rise is also collecting donations to support Girls Who Code and Alternatives for Girls. AdFor more information about Shine & Rise and to learn how to become a member, visit www.shinerise.org.
U-M pushes forward with anti-racism faculty hiring initiative on Ann Arbor campus
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan is seeking to hire at least 20 new tenure-track faculty members on its Ann Arbor campus with scholarly expertise in structural racism and racial inequality as part of a new three-year hiring initiative. Funding for the faculty hires, research and scholarships affiliated with the initiative will be provided by the Provost’s Office. Additionally, the Provost’s Office will partner with the Office of Research and the National Center for Institutional Diversity to organize and support research and education under the initiative. The U-M Biosciences Initiative, in conjunction with the hiring initiative, will be filling four tenure-track positions this year. A selection committee of faculty members will review proposals by deans and groups of faculty submitted in January and will make hires.
Unified sports gains Howell High School national recognition for inclusion
HOWELL, Mich. – Inclusion is a word that’s being used more often and it’s a concept that’s being put into action, especially in schools. One school is embracing inclusion to strongly that its getting national recognition for it. In Howell the Highlanders have a lot of school spirit and take a lot of pride in including everyone. Just this week, Howell was one of 36 high schools in the country -- and the only one from Michigan -- to be named to the 2020 ESPN Honor Roll. To be eligible the school has to demonstrate commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to hold Black community listening session
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Summer Festival is looking for community members to participate in its October Community Listening Session focused on Black residents in Washtenaw County. “The work we began earlier this year with the South Asian Listening Session with support from the National Endowment for the Arts energized our organization,” A2SF executive director Mike Michelon said in a statement. “It sparked a series of sessions and expanded to the Black community. To end the 2020 season, A2SF held a virtual public panel discussion called The Future of the Arts Must be Antiracist with local Black arts and nonprofit leaders. To participate in October’s Black community Listening Session, contact A2SF marketing and communications manager Natalie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATCH: Students share their views on the racial equality movement
DETROIT – Local 4 sat down with eight local high school and college students ages 14 to 18 from the inner city to the suburbs to talk about the racial equality movement. READ: How Metro Detroit high school students are working for diversity, inclusion, acceptanceThe students said they believe attention and exposure to racial diversity initiatives is needed in school. They also said students need better education about race and the African American side of American history past and present. Extended cut: Rhonda Walker talks to youth in Metro Detroit about racism, climateWatch the full report aboveClick here for more Spirit of Detroit: Fulfilling the Dream reports
Students share their views on the racial equality movement
Students share their views on the racial equality movementPublished: June 23, 2020, 10:48 pmLocal 4 sat down with eight local high school and college students ages 14 to 18 from the inner city to the suburbs to talk about the racial equality movement.
How Metro Detroit high school students are working for diversity, inclusion, acceptance
We talked with Metro Detroit high school students about diversity in their schools, or the lack of it, and how theyre working to give each other voices. Theyre also finding ways to help give to those in need in their community. Watch the story above.