- Research Preview: Dignity of Fragile Essential Work in a Pandemic
- Earl Lewis Awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Biden
- Earl Lewis Speaks on Reparations
- Young Speaks About Latest Book on Podcast
- 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
- Greening the Road Ahead: Navigating Challenges for Just Transitions to Electric Vehicles
The Center for Social Solutions is committed to establishing concrete solutions to 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 Water, Equity and Security initiative and its themes. To learn more about the effects and implications of water issues in Michigan, take a look at the resources below.
"Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live" by Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press
As the water temperatures of Michigan’s Great Lakes rise, fish populations begin to shift. While it may seem like an inconsequential phenomenon, this transformation may have severe economic impacts on the state of Michigan.
"Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water" by Erica L. Green, NYT
The Flint water crisis has had devastating impacts on the Michigan city. This New York Times story investigates the effects of contaminated water on the health and performance of schoolchildren.
"Study reveals hot spots of environmental injustice in Michigan" by Jim Erickson, The University Record
“Hot spots” of environmental injustice have been identified in a number of Michigan cities. Including air pollution, cancer risk, hazardous waste and water contamination, these environmental issues disproportionately target minority and low-income communities.
“Five years later: Flint water crisis most egregious example of environmental injustice, U-M researcher says” by Jim Erickson, Michigan News
After more than five years of disaster and outrageously inadequate treatment, Paul Mohai of the School for Environment and Sustainability has classified the crisis in Flint as the “worst example of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history.”
In a lecture at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy, Manny Teodoro explores the possibilities of new sewer utility ownership models and discusses the political implications of water management.
Watch on Ford School of Public Policy (U-M ID required)
"The water safety episode you've been 'wading' for", The Daily Weekly Podcast (2019)
This segment of the Michigan Daily’s podcast dives into the issue of water safety and security in Ann Arbor, featuring local water experts and their knowledgeable insights.
When: Daily from November 16, 2019 – May 3, 2020 (hours vary)
Where: Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202)
Photographer Jeff Gaydash has captured the mesmerizing beauty of Michigan’s most exquisite natural landmarks. His photographs will be on display at the DIA all winter.