"U-M Institute for the Humanities receives $1.14M Mellon grant for 'High Stakes Art'" by Stephanie Harrell, U-M Arts & Culture

U-M’s Institute for Humanities is dedicated to initiating social change through its new project, “High Stakes Art.” The Mellon-supported program will wield art “as a form of research on and knowledge about contemporary cultural controversies and concerns.”


"'Admissions' Addresses Racial Diversity Issues" by Suzanne Chester, The Jewish News

A new Ann Arbor play chronicles the very real issue of diversity within the college selection process. Admissions spotlights inclusion and discrimination in higher education and runs through October 13 at Theatre NOVA.


"Appreciate the diversity of Latin food in Detroit during Southwest Restaurant Week" by Melody Baetens, The Detroit News 

Through October 13, immerse yourself in Latin culture and enjoy cuisine from your pick of over twenty Detroit eateries participating in this year’s Southwest Restaurant Week. In a city with rich diversity, take some time to explore one of its most influential cultures.


"Greg Bowens: Diversity needed at the top in Oakland County" by Greg Bowens, Deadline Detroit 

Writer, former reporter, and political and public relations expert Greg Bowens calls for an effort to diversify Oakland County’s top leadership positions.



"Stateside: Unemployment insurance bills; school segregation in Grand Rapids; rules of the road", Michigan Radio

Despite recent attempts by the system to diversify its institutions, the African American population in Grand Rapids’ most elite middle school remains disproportionately low. This episode of Michigan Radio’s “Stateside” examines the difficulties achieving desegregation and a more inclusive school system.


"Same Same Different" by Bryce Huffman, Michigan Radio

In this brand new Michigan Radio podcast, host Bryce Huffman will discuss the concept of “otherness,” and how to navigate the world with a marginalized identity.

Listen on Michigan Radio or Apple Podcasts 


"If you are going to walk the walk, you gotta talk the talk", Two Linguistics Professors discuss DEI language 

Where: Michigan Medicine Cardiovascular Center—Danto Auditorium (1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

When: Friday, October 18, 4:00–5:30 PM

At this DEI event, professors Robin Queen and Natasha Abner will discuss the diversity of language. The linguistics experts will explore the advantages of including a diverse set of languages within each community.


An Ingenious Way to Live: Fostering Disability Culture in Higher Education 

Where: Rackham Auditorium (915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

When: Monday, October 21, 12:00–2:00 PM

This panel discussion and Q&A, including Dr. Stephanie Kerchbaum, Lloyd Shelton, Piotr Pasik, and liz thompson, will examine how to make the education community more inclusive to individuals with disabilities.