Diversity and Inclusion Efforts at SPH

Claudia:

Claudia

Since the launch of the school-wide student climate assessment in April 2012, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Dean have been collaborating with students, faculty, and staff at the school of public health, as well as with other UM staff and community partners, to contribute to the development of an inclusive academic environment where all students are valued and validated both in and outside of the classroom.

This semester,  the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A) has launched the Understanding Race Theme Semester which is coordinated by the Museum of Natural History,Department of Afroamerican and African StudiesGinsberg CenterProgram on Intergroup Relations, and School of Social Work, and a faculty and staff Steering Committee.

As a result of emerging themes from the SPH Student Climate Survey and Student Town Hall meetings, SPH began participating in the Understanding Race Project and has organized two visits to the Race: Are we so Different? exhibit at the UM Museum of Natural History.

SPH faculty and staff will be accompanying SPH students on a trip to see the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit on two Thursdays this month, March 14th and March 21st. We will be meeting in the SPH lobby at 5:45 pm to head over to the museum. Admission is FREE and there we will be a served dinner catered by Noodles & Co. We will have an hour to explore the exhibit followed by a debrief discussion conducted by the docents at the museum.

You can register below:

March 14
March 21

For more information, contact Chanel DeGuzman, Director of Diversity Initiatives, at cdeguzma@umich.edu

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