SPEAK OUT: 1,000 Strong for Racial Justice at UM


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  • Host Department: Latina/o Studies Program
  • Date: 02/18/2014 - 02/19/2014
  • Time: 8:00PM - 8:00AM

  • Location: Shapiro Undergraduate Library

  • Description:

    The United Coalition for Racial Justice (UCRJ) will host a Speak Out event on Tuesday, February 18 from 8 PM - 8 AM in Shapiro Undergraduate Library to protest low underrepresented minority enrollment and poor racial climate for students of color at the University of Michigan. While Provost Pollack‚Äôs recent unveiling of new UM diversity and inclusion initiatives represents an important step forward, we must continue to pursue student-led, direct civic engagement to hold the administration accountable. To avoid repeating past mistakes, we must ensure that these new initiatives are executed transparently, with direct student participation at every phase: that the administration not only welcome our voices, but our presences at the decision table. 

    *We also acknowledge that the experiences of students of color are impacted by more than race: we seek to open a dialogue around the intersections of race with class, gender, sexuality, ability, age, immigration status, and religion, to name a few possibilities.*

    Please email ucrj.um@gmail.com to add your student organization to our list of Speak Out supporters! And please email for questions or more information.

    Schedule of Events:
    8p Open Mic (& Free Pizza!)
    9p Dr. Barbara Ransby Keynote
    10p Student Summit and Teach Ins (& Free Pizza!)
    11:30p Open Mic
    12a Teach Ins
    1:30a-4a Student DJs and Dancing

    Sponsored by: United Coalition for Racial Justice
    Supported by: Hip Hop Congress, DAAS Racial Task Force, Integrating Diversity and Equality in the Academy (IDEA), Black Humanities Collective (BHC), Association of Black Social Work Students, Native American Student Association, Students of Color at Rackham (SCOR)