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Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Staff Spotlight: Brian Banks, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

April 10, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni, Faculty

When Ypsilanti native and father of three Brian Banks sees a problem, he addresses it. During a recent visit to a Detroit high school to talk about career opportunities, Banks encountered something that he sees as a disturbing trend. “90% of the kids in the… Read More >

Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

February 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Read More >

Discovering the Spark in Creative Relationships

October 10, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Advice for Emerging Artists, Making a Difference

Carolyn Rodgers (BFA 2016) describes the creative relationship that resulted from a unique design collaboration with a visually impaired high school student. Read More >

Talking Blackness with Marianetta Porter

September 27, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In spring 2016, GalleryDAAS, the art gallery of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan, presented Color Code, an exhibition of work by Stamps Professor Marianetta Porter, curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo. Read More >

A World of Women: Celebrating the WOW Café

September 27, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café Theater, co-edited by Stamps and School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Holly Hughes, was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Anthology category. The book was published… Read More >