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Agents of Change

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January 8 – 22, 2016


In-person Event



Open to the public
Free of charge

January 8 — 222016
Reception: Friday, January 8, 5 — 8:30 pm, with remarks at 6 pm
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor

Agents of Change explores the connection between diversity, campus climate, and student engagement in U‑M’s North Campus institutions (Stamps School of Art & Design; College of Engineering; School of Music, Theatre and Dance; and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning). The exhibition is organized by a team of students from the North Campus schools, headed by members of Stamps in Color, a student organization dedicated to increasing the creative, social, and professional opportunities for students of color at Stamps: Brian Garcia (BFA 16), Amy Kamdem-Wandji (BFA 17), and Beatriz Lozano (BFA 16). The team also includes students from NOMAS (National Organization for Minority Architects) and Planners Network representing Taubman College, and engineering senior capstone students acting as liaisons for College of Engineering. Stamps faculty Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Marianetta Porter and Stamps staff advisor Brian Banks provided mentorship and additional support. Agents of Change is an official U‑M 2016 MLK Day Symposium event.

Participants include:

  • Clarissa Bledsoe
  • Brianna Despenza
  • Harley Etienne (UP Professor)
  • Brian Garcia
  • Anita Gonzales (SMTD Professor)
  • Michelle Krell Kydd
  • Beatriz Lozano
  • Virgina Lozano
  • Mona McKinstry
  • NSBE
  • Marianetta Porter (Stamps Professor)
  • Franc Nunoo Quarcoo (Stamps Professor)
  • Society of Women Engineers (LSWE Project)
  • June Thomas

Organized with help from NOMAS, Planners Network, and Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach, this exhibition is made possible through support from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design; the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; the School of Music, Theatre and Dance; and Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach.