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Centering MVisible Voices

 

“Centering MVisible Voices” aims to recover and center the historical perspectives of marginalized communities, a voice that is often invisible in dominant narratives.

 

A panel of first-generation college students fields questions from the audience for "Are you first? Promoting Success for and with First-Generation College Students Symposium" (April 2016)

 

Every community, every institution, and every society has a story to tell. Often, narratives are interpreted differently based on the group or individual. “Centering MVisible Voices” is a priority area for the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) that aims to recover and center the historical perspectives of marginalized communities, voices that are often invisible in dominant narratives.

This priority is being launched at a time when the University of Michigan (U-M) is celebrating its Bicentennial – an opportunity to bring to the center historical perspectives and voices that have been marginalized or underrepresented at the U-M and across higher education. The launch of this priority is signaled by a convening on “The Making of Michigan: Shape Shifters in Higher Education Transforming Society” taking place in fall 2017 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.