The Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) are excited to partner on this new series of workshops, Amplifying the Impact of Your Anti-Racist and Racial Justice Work. The series will provide scholars at the University of Michigan an opportunity to explore how their anti-racist research can be better understood and amplified using different modes of public engagement.
The series aligns with the Anti-Racism Initiative launched by Provost Susan M. Collins. NCID’s Anti-Racism Collaborative is a strategic space created to facilitate University of Michigan (U-M) community engagement around research and scholarship focused on racial inequality, racial justice, and anti-racist praxis.
Workshop #2: Write for The Conversation
The second interactive workshop will enable scholars to develop and pitch article ideas to editors of The Conversation, a platform that publishes informative articles written by academic experts on relevant issues and edited by a team of professional journalists. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to pitch an article idea directly to The Conversation editors. There will be an optional pre-workshop working session to support faculty in preparing pitch ideas, facilitated by Elyse Aurbach, public engagement lead at CAI, and Mary Rose, Anti-Racism Collaborative program manager at NCID.
The same workshop content will be provided on two dates and times:
RSVP here for Tuesday, December 7, 2:30–4 p.m. (Politics/Society desk editor is confirmed)
RSVP here for Thursday, December 9, 3:30–5 p.m. (Education desk editor is confirmed)
We encourage you to join the session that works best with your schedule regardless of which editorial desk is represented that day. This event is open to faculty and graduate students. The number of attendees is limited to 30, and graduate student attendees must be joined by a faculty mentor. Registrants will receive more details about the event agenda and optional pre-work 48 hours prior to the event.
Workshop #1: Public Engagement Strategy
The first workshop will support scholars to explore how different forms of public engagement can amplify the impact of their anti-racist research. Through a combination of reflection activities, small group discussions, and large group discussions, you will:
Reflect on your previous experiences connecting your anti-racist scholarship to wider publics
Prioritize the impact that you would like to make with your public engagement around anti-racist scholarship
Strategize how best to leverage your strengths and assets to meet your public engagement goals
By the end of the interactive workshop, we hope that you will gain a deeper understanding of how to align your scholarly and public engagement goals by maximizing your strengths and available resources, ultimately amplifying your public impact.
The workshop will be facilitated by Elyse Aurbach, public engagement lead at CAI, and Mary Rose, Anti-Racism Collaborative program manager at NCID.
This event is open to faculty, research staff, and graduate students. The number of attendees is limited to 50. Registrants will receive more details about the event agenda and optional pre-work 48 hours prior to the event.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:00–12:00 p.m. ET