At U-M, the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to its mission as an educational institution. This video explores how departments across campus have partnered to provide training and skill development opportunities to help create a community where people’s differences contribute to further learning and advancements in all fields of study and patient care.
Summer Youth Employment Program
U-M's Poverty Solutions initiative partnered with the Ginsberg Center and other campus offices to help expand and bring significant resources to the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Project, enabling area youth to gain invaluable experiences in professional work settings as they consider their future careers. In this video, program organizers and participants discuss the program and its benefits.
MLK Symposium keynote
Taking his message into the audience at Hill Auditorium on Monday, author, actor and philanthropist Hill Harper called on the audience to use its collective power to advocate for change in the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King. "Activism is critical because, through activism, we become agents of change," said Harper, the keynote memorial speaker at U-M's 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
Oral histories of U-M
During last year's bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. Presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, these stories capture the essence of the university's past and present. In the archive's first entry, Julie Herrada (right), curator of the library's Labadie Collection, talks with her friend Ari Weinzweig, a U-M alumnus, author and Zingerman's co-founder, to talk about anarchism and how it relates to building better and more equitable business models. (Photo by Alan Piñon, U-M Library)
Staff shares its voice
Staff members at Thursday's Voices of the Staff Town Hall gathered in small groups, each of which discussed and summarized suggestions related to one of 12 workplace-related topics. Their suggestions were presented to President Mark Schlissel and will be shared with U-M's executive officers. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)