Many student-organized and student-centered activities are planned. Events with confirmed dates are listed first. Check back for more information as details become available.
- LSA Student Government is sponsoring Student Art and Writing Contests. The deadline for submissions is March 26, 2013. Students may vote online from March 28 - April 5. Winners will be informed on April 9. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the "We Can End Racism!" performance by damali ayo on April 11 at 7:00 PM in the Rackham Amphitheatre. For details on the Art contest, click here. For details on the Writing contest, click here.
- South Asian Awareness Network’s Annual Social Justice Conference (January 18–19). The largest South Asian undergraduate conference in the nation will feature a weekend of workshops, keynote speeches, and panels, discussing themes such as women’s rights, arts and activism, public health, and education.
- World Café: An Intimate dialogue about the lived experience of Muslims, March 20, 6:00–7:00 PM, Hatcher Library Gallery, where the exhibit Building Islam in Detroit: Foundations, Forms, Futures will be on display. Dinner will be served (halal). For U-M students.
- Act of Grace: Racial Healing and reconciliation as an act of service and activism, conversation with author Karen Simpson and the young woman who inspired her, Keshia Thomas. March 15, 4:00–7:00 PM, Hatcher Library Gallery. Dinner will be served. For U-M students.
- U-M Racial Climate Town Halls — The University of Michigan will host four community conversations for students and staff on the campus racial climate, with topics on student experiences, campus resources on hate- and bias-related incidents, and strategies for institutional change.
- Hip Hop Congress Summit: This summit brings together a diverse group of individuals and encourages participants to educate themselves on social issues, organize action, and recognize how hip hop can be used to create positive change, with activities including workshops, panels, and discussions on hip hop, youth empowerment and education, and women in hip hop.
- Human Rights Through Education will host "Human Rights Held Captive: Perspectives on the Justice System," a conference that will explore a wide range of topics including the disproportional imprisonment of minorities, prison conditions, incarceration and sentencing, prisoner reentry and rehabilitation, the death penalty, and detention and torture on both domestic and international levels.
- Queer People Of Color Coalition: The 2013 Color of Change Community Summit will bring together college and university students from across the state of Michigan to stand in solidarity with queer and trans* people of color.
- LSA Undergraduate Education Units: The LSA Honors Program, Michigan Community Scholars Program, Global Scholars Program, and the Michigan Research Community will all hold programming related to the Understanding Race theme semester.