LSA W13 SEMESTER THEME:UNDERSTANDING RACE
Race plays a huge, and sometimes unseen, part in our lives. The Understanding Race Project is engaging three overlapping audiences in an exploration of race, using the upcoming tour of Race: Are We So Different? a dynamic exhibition coming to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History from February 9 through May 27, 2013.
The goals of the Understanding Race Project include an exploration of the idea of race as a social construct that has no biological basis, and as an idea that grows in meaning when examined at the intersections of other identities, such as gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and religion. The Understanding Race Project offers myriad opportunities for conversations about race, emphasizing student engagement, highlighting local experience and expertise, and looking beyond the black/white dichotomy.
How to Submit Your 6 Words About Race
The University of Michigan is hosting a theme semester called Understanding Race. As part of that effort, you are invited to participate in a little exercise (by clicking on the Race Card picture, or read on). Think about the word RACE. Now think about how you would express your thoughts about RACE and ethnicity in just SIX WORDS. That’s right. Your experiences, thoughts, triumphs, laments or anthem expressed in just 6 words. Please include your name, location and email so we can archive your 6-word essay and alert you if it is posted on the website for The Race Card Project.™
"Get busy. I’m listening." — Michele Norris
Archaeological Field School & Optional 3-Credit Independent Study
Tel Akko, Israel:
June 30th – July 27th, 2013
Excavation, Survey, GIS, Conservation/Public Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences, Archaeobotany, Zooarchaeology, and Underwater Archaeology Program
Any UM undergraduate/graduate student who completes the field school at Akko can receive up to 6 (possibly more) credit hours transferrable back to UM through Penn State.
Located on the Mediterranean Sea and the only natural harbor in the region, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Acre/Akko is the focus of this unique and cutting-edge archaeological field school. Throughout its history, Akko has served as a major emporium for the ancient world. Bronze and Iron Age Akko appears prominently in ancient Egyptian, Ugaritic, Assyrian, Classical, and biblical accounts. Known locally as Napoleon's Hill or Tell el-Fukhar, excavations on this ancient mound, situated east of the modern city of Akko, have uncovered remains of Canaanite, "Sea Peoples," Phoenician, Persian, Greek, and Hellenistic culture. During more recent times, it is famous as the city that withstood Napoleon's two-month siege and marked the end of his campaign to conquer the Middle East. Today Akko is a major tourist destination, well-known for its picturesque and historic Ottoman period town that is constructed on the ruins of the best-preserved Crusader city in the world. For more information, see the website.
Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program: The Kenya Project
Are you interested in social entrepreneurship?
Are you interested in learning about other cultures and willing to challenge yourself?
MPowered Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce our summer social entrepreneurship immersion program: The Kenya Project. The Kenya Project brings UM students from all majors and all backgrounds to Kenya to give them a chance to translate their passions into positive social impact through startup experience and intercultural awareness. No prior entrepreneurial experience is necessary.
For more information, see the website.
Thu, Apr 11 2013 - 7:00 pm
Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Room
Please join us on Thursday, April 11th as the SAPAC's Peer Education Program hosts Maya Dusenbery from the popular website Feministing! She will be talking about media narratives around issues of sexual assault.
Maya Dusenbery joined the Feministing crew in fall of 2010 and became an editor in summer 2012. A Minnesota native, she studied political science at Carleton College and then fought the good fight for reproductive rights in New York City for a few years, where she worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health. Most recently, Maya was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine, and she is now working as a freelance writer based in the Bay Area. She likes blogging about sex, abortion, masculinity, transnational feminism, her favorite TV shows, and more.