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UJIMA: Collective Work and Responsibility Exhibit Discussion

GalleryDAAS at the University of Michigan
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
5:30-7:00 PM
Please join us for a very special discussion between the curators of the UJIMA exhibit currently
on display in GalleryDAAS (G648 Haven Hall) and through a virtual audio/visual tour:

DAAS welcomes Solomon Lucy, Zoe Allen, Justin Williams and Kai Dotson of the Black Student Union
with Elizabeth James and Arielle Chen of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
as they discuss how the exhibit came to be created and the importance of this message at this time in history.

This exhibit focuses on the concept of Ujima (collective work and responsibility in Swahili)
as it pertains to activism on the campus of the University of Michigan over the years.
By seeing how collective actions can lead to powerful movements, the exhibit presents
a chronological display demonstrating the importance of calling for change.

The majority of photos and articles originate from campus resources
including the Bentley Historical Library, the Michigan Daily's archives and other
original materials.

UJIMA is dedicated to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the
University of Michigan who envisioned and exemplified the principle of Ujima to bring
about a more equitable and inclusive university through their thoughts and actions.

Article on the exhibit from The Michigan Daily's Michigan in Color section by Neil Nakkash:

Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Password: 927650
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, african american, african and african american studies, african and afroamerican studies, African Diaspora, Afroamerican, Black America, black history, Blackness, daas, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Structural Racism, student activism, Student Affairs
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department for Afroamerican and African Studies