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- News Features
- Slavery and Its Aftermath in Michigan | February 11
- The Future of Work in Michigan | September 1
- Water, Equity and Security in Michigan | August 6
- Slavery and Its Aftermath in Michigan | July 16
- Diversity and Democracy in Michigan | June 11
- The Future of Work in Michigan | May 14
- Slavery and Its Aftermath in Michigan | April 9
- Water, Equity and Security in Michigan | March 19
- Diversity and Democracy in Michigan | February 20
- The Future of Work in Michigan | January 23
- Water, Equity and Security in Michigan | November 14
- The Aftermath of Slavery in Michigan | November 7
- Diversity and Democracy in Michigan | October 10
- Ways to Decolonize Thanksgiving
- Earl Lewis Featured in PBS Series, Making Black America: Through the Grapevine
- Staff Features
- In the Face of Resistance: Advancing Equity in Higher Education
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The Center for Social Solutions is committed to establishing concrete solutions for our four initiatives. While these issues are relevant across the entire nation and in all corners of the world, it is also useful to examine their local presence in a specific location. Doing so can help us to better grasp the fact that no community is immune to these problems, and provide clarity when assessing the larger-scale version of these issues.
Today’s focus is the Diversity and Democracy initiative and its themes. To learn more about the effects and implications of diversity and inclusion issues in Michigan, take a look at the resources below.
“Dearborn native creates new Marvel superhero who hails from Dearborn” by Kurt Anthony Krug, Press & Guide
Marvel Comics writer Saladin Ahmed has recently co-created an Arab-American superhero named Amulet who hails from Dearborn like Ahmed himself. Ahmed hopes that Amulet’s unique cultural and geographic identity will better reflect diversity in the Marvel Comic series.
“Business that helps women grow their money wins Saginaw pitch competition” by Isis Simpson-Mersha, MLive
A mentorship app to help women grow and manage their finances together won a recent entrepreneurship contest in Saginaw, MI where the app and corresponding program are based.
“Small Michigan city left reeling after ‘stay in Mexico’ outburst at diversity meeting” by Darcie Moran, USA Today
A recent diversity meeting at a high school in Saline, MI became contentious as disputes about immigration and recent incidents of racism in the community were brought to the forefront.
“WSU exhibit spotlights Metro Detroit’s Arab community” by Jenna Prestininzi, The South End
A newly unveiled photo exhibit at Wayne State University is the first exhibit in nearly 50 years to spotlight experiences of Arab Americans at the university and hopes to spark conversations about immigration and Arab culture in the community.
“The (Mis)Calculation of US” prod. by Rackham Graduate School - University of Michigan (2020)
U-M School of Education Ph.D. student Michole Washington discusses racial disparities in mathematics education and possible solutions that extend beyond the classroom and involve non-traditional approaches of educational intervention.
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“Detroit photographer uses gender-bending self-portraits to explore black and queer identity” by Michigan Radio, Stateside (2020)
Detroit photographer and curator Darryl DeAngelo Terrell discusses how his gender and geographic identities influence his self-portraiture and allow for the portrayal and recognition of identities that are often overlooked in society.
Listen on Michigan Radio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts