Diversity Events Calendar

—updated January 22, 2015

Note: To add your U-M diversity-related events to this site, CONTACT: DiversityMatters@umich.edu.


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On-going Events

  • Francis W. Kelsey Exhibit:
    "Now or Never": Collecting, Documenting, and Photographing the Aftermath of World War I in the Middle East
    DATES: Wednesday, January 14th - Friday, April 24, 2015
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
  • Re-Imaging Gender - A Juried Art Exhibition
    The Re-imaging artists, MFA students enrolled at Michigan and CIC universities (Big 10, plus Chicago), responded to an IRWG-issued Call for Art. The result is an exhibition of 17 works in a variety of media, including photography, paint, lithograph, mixed media, and video, which reflect new understandings of gender.
    DATES: Thursday, January 15th - Friday, June 26, 2015
    LOCATION: Lane Hall Gallery
    SPONSOR: Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the U-M Department of Women's Studies
  • Exhibit: Precious Earth, Landscapes from Prison
    From the Private Collection of Janie Paul
    DATES: Wednesday, January 21st - Friday, February 13th
    LOCATION: East Quadrangle - RC Art Gallery
    SPONSOR: Residential College
  • Exhibition: Reductive Minimalism: Women Artists in Dialogue, 1960-2014
    DATES: Wednesday, January 21st - Sunday, January 25th
    LOCATION: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
  • Exhibit: Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch out For: The Comics of Alison Bechdel
    The Institute for the Humanities is pleased to present the first comprehensive, curated exhibition of the work of Alison Bechdel, cartoonist, graphic memoirist, and 2014 McArthur "Genius." Bechdel's work explores the overlap of the personal and the political, "using the interplay of word and image to weave sophisticated narratives." The musical adaptation of her acclaimed graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which originated at the Public Theater, opens on Broadway in April 2015.
    DATES: Thursday, January 22nd - Wednesday, February 25th
    LOCATION: 202 S. Thayer - Institute for the Humanities Gallery
    SPONSOR: Institute for the Humanities

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January 28, 2015 - Wednesday

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January 29, 2015 - Thursday

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February 3, 2015 - Tuesday

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February 5, 2015 - Thursday

  • CJS Special Event: Saving 10,000
    Theme: Beyond Seppuku: A Multidisciplinary Context to Suicide in Japan.
    DATE: Thursday, February 5th
    TIME: 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies
  • CJS Special Event: Saving 10,000
    Theme: Beyond Seppuku: A Multidisciplinary Context to Suicide in Japan.
    DATE: Thursday, February 5th
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Forum Hall, 4th Floor, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies

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February 6, 2015 - Friday

  • Tanner Lecture on Human Values: A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, including alumni. Tickets are required for the event and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 26. See link above for more information and to submit questions for Ginsburg in advance of the event.
    DATE: Friday, February 6th
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Doors will open at 9:30 AM.
    LOCATION: Hill Auditorium
    SPONSORS: Law School, Department of Philosophy
    CONTACT: GinsburgConvo@umich.edu
  • CJS Special Event: Saving 10,000
    Theme: Beyond Seppuku: A Multidisciplinary Context to Suicide in Japan.
    DATE: Friday, February 6th
    TIME: 10:00 AM
    LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 17123 North Laurel Park Drive, Livonia
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies

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February 9, 2015 - Monday

  • Frankel Institute Symposium
    Jews and the Roman Empire: Beyond Resistance/Accommodation Paradigm
    It would not be an exaggeration to claim that the complex relations between the Jews and the mighty Roman Empire were one of the factors that determined the course of the world history. The presenters will revisit some of the dichotomies that have been taken for granted, offering new interpretations of shared practices and discourses in the Roman imperial space. The symposium seeks to explore the variety of ways in which Jews in the Roman Empire competed with, rejected, endorsed, imitated, and transformed imperial customs, tropes, and modes of being in creating the rich literary culture of late antiquity.
    DATE: Monday, February 9th
    TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Kelsey Museum of Archeology - Newberry Building, Room 125
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies

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February 10, 2015 - Tuesday

  • Inaugural William Monroe Trotter Lecture
    Cheryl Clarke, a Black lesbian feminist poet activist, will reflect on her involvement in liberation struggles across the black, feminist, and gay liberation movements in the United States.
    DATE: Tuesday, February 10th
    TIME: 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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February 11, 2015 - Wednesday

  • Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony 2015
    This event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Please click here to register.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 11th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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February 19, 2015 - Thursday

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February 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Song from the Southern Seas (Pesn' Juzhnykh Morej)
    Marat Sarulu, director. In Russian with English subtitles (80 min., 2008).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, February 22nd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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February 26, 2015 - Thursday

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March is Women's History Month.

March 6, 2015 - Friday

  • 2015 Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) 33rd Annual Career Conference
    Attendees may select from workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development. This event is open to all U-M personnel (staff, faculty, and students) and to the general public.
    Registration required.
    DATE: Friday, March 6th
    TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Hill Auditorium, Alumni Center, and the Modern Languages Building (MLB)
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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March 11, 2014 - Wednesday

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March 13, 2015 - Friday

  • Seminar in honor of Patsy Yaeger
    Speakers: Joseph Boone, Susan Gubar (via video), Marianne Hirsch, Arlene Keizer, Nancy Miller
    Reception follows.
    DATE: Friday, March 13th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3222 Angell Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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March 14, 2015 - Saturday

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March 16, 2015 - Monday

  • Center for European Studies (CES) Symposium
    National Languages in the Globalized University
    Organizer: Karla Mallette, CES director and professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies, U-M
    DATE: Monday, March 16th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: School of Social Work Building, Room 1636
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies; Department of Ramance Languages & Literature, Weiser Cener for Emerging Democracies, German Department

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March 20, 2015 - Friday

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March 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Luna Papa
    Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, director. In Russian and Tajik with English subtitles (107 min., 2000).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, March 22nd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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March 23, 2015 - Monday

  • STeMS Colloquium. TBA
    Speaker: Lisa Gitelman, New York University
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1014 Tisch Hall
    SPONSOR: Co-sponsored by Digital Studies Workshop and the Department of American Culture.
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu
  • Wieseneck Family Israel Symposium
    Jews, Arabs & Colonialism
    This year, the symposium looks at the Jewish experience in Mandate Palestine and the state of Israel in the broader colonial framework by exploring the complexity of social and cultural relationships between Jews and Arabs in the French and the British imperial contexts. The papers will discuss the effects of colonial modernization on Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, on migration and urbanization, as well as the ways in which French and British cultures were appropriated in different colonial and post-colonial settings.
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 2:00 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Graduate School, Assembly Hall
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies

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March 24, 2015 - Tuesday

  • The Cherokee Rose (Book Launch Event)
    by Dr. Tiya Miles, Professor of American Culture, Afroamerican & African Studies, History, Native American Studies and Women Studies; University of Michigan
    A reception and book signing will follow this program.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 24th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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March 25, 2015 - Wednesday

  • Film and Discussion: We Are Here
    We Are Here documents the revival of Jewish life in Poland seen through the eyes of five subjects whose own families are microcosms for the larger Polish society today.
    The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Francine Zuckerman, director. In English and Polish with English subtitles (82 min., 2013). DATE: Wednesday, March 25th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: UMMA, Stearn Auditorium
    SPONSORS: Judaic Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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April 1, 2015 - Wednesday

  • 2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture featuring Michel Martin, NPR
    Exact lecture time TBD, and more details to be announced!
    DATE: Wednesday, April 1st
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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April 3, 2015 - Friday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 4, 2015 - Saturday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 8, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Lecture: Gender & Feminist Psychology
    Speaker: Charlotte Tate, Psychology, San Francisco State University
    DATE: Wednesday, April 8th
    TIME: 12 Noon
    LOCATION: 4448 East Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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April 13, 2015 - Monday

  • Honors Colloquium
    Women's Studies Honors Students
    DATE: Monday, April 13th
    TIME: 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
    LOCATION: Lane Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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