Programs & Events

The Center for Racial Justice hosts programs and events open to the Ford School community and the public.

We bring in scholars, activists, and thought leaders who have made significant marks on the policy landscape. In January 2023, we hosted Angela Harrelson, the aunt of George Floyd and the author of Lift Your Voice: How My Nephew George Floyd's Murder Changed the World to speak to hundreds in our U-M community. In the fall of 2023, we welcomed our '23-24 Visiting Fellows cohort of CRJ Changemakers: Dr. Moya Z Bailey, associate professor at Northwestern University, founder of the Digital Apothecary, and co-founder of the Black Feminist Health Science Studies CollectiveDiane J. Wright, racial and disability justice filmmaker and author; Dr. Clarence Wardell III, Senior Program Officer on the Economic Mobility and Opportunity team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Dr. Angela S. García, associate professor at the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. We’ve also hosted experts on reproductive justice, health equity, LGBTQ rights, and housing policy, among other issues.

“Tremble with the world”: Airea D. Matthews (MPA ‘07) on using the arts as an avenue for change

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“Tremble with the world”: Airea D. Matthews (MPA ‘07) on using the arts as an avenue for change.
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Dom Adams-Santos

Managing Director, Center for Racial Justice; Associate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer; Special Assistant to the Associate Dean, Ford School; Anti-Racism Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity

Office 5312, Weill Hall
735 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109