News

What's new? This page is for stories, experiences and current events from the social justice community.
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My Year as a Woman in a City of Bikes

This article, written by an avid bicyclist, describes the sexism that one woman encountered during her year of biking around Portland (including people assuming that she knew nothing about bikes). A good discussion of the gender imbalance in the biking world-- and one that touches on much of our IGR vocabulary of internalized oppression!

Davis Projects for Peace Initiative

The Ginsberg Center and the Office of Student Activities & Leadership are pleased to announce the Davis Projects for Peace initiative for 2011. The Davis Projects for Peace are made possible by Kathryn Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist who is committed to providing the resources to actionable project ideas of today's student leaders.

Open Housing Petition

Sign this petition to support Open Housing as an option for University of Michigan students in the residence halls.

Open Housing Petition

For more information on Open Housing, click here

No Exuse for Racism--Blackface Costume Article

Check out this article I was forwarded last year. Relevant now since Halloween was yesterday but it was posted in the Michigan Daily last year. I was really affected by this article, which is why I saved it and still have it so hopefully it will promote some critical thought for you too...

Moving article by a deaf Islamic woman

This is a really interesting article in which a woman discusses her identity development along multiple dimensions. The intersections of her various identities is powerful!

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Careers for the Public Good - November 4, 2010

November 4, 2010
Weill Hall, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
6:00PM

Looking for ways to stay committed to social justice after college?
Hear alumni in various fields discuss how they have remained committed to social justice in their professional careers
Network with recent alumni to learn about work opportunities

Reception to follow

Semester in Detroit Deadline Approaching - October 11, 2010

Forget the headlines. Write your OWN story about Detroit.
Spend a Semester in the ‘D!

Live on Wayne State’s campus.
Learn from U-M Faculty teaching in Detroit
Work with one of over 35 Detroit non-profit organizations.
Engage with this important American city.

Final chance to apply for winter 2011 semester.

Deadline: October 11, 2010

Dream Act Resources

Hey everyone,

Here's a webpage that is a great resource for those of you who want to learn more about the DREAM Act and/or would like to find ways to do something to support it. Let me know if you have any questions!

-Chips

http://1michigan.org/dream-act/what-is-it/

Alternative Weekends!

Alternative Weekends is a program of SERVE, a student run organization through the Ginsberg Center. We address social justice issues not only through community service, but also by learning more about these issues.

Record Update/The Michigan Difference/GIEU in Dominican Republic

The Michigan Difference/GIEU in Dominican Republic
http://www.ur.umich.edu/update/archives/100607

Adrienne Gilbert’s participation in the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program led her to join the Peace Corps and serve in the Dominican Republic.