This year’s MLK symposium keynote address features two speakers: poet, educator & human rights activist Dr. Gloria House; and co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) Malik Yakini. (For their bios, please see
I am honored to make opening remarks for the panel presentation, which will include University of Michigan Medical School faculty members John Z. Ayanian, M.D., director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and
L.E.A.D., Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead or support DEI and social justice initiatives. Since the racial justice movements last summer, many universities are grappling with how to educate faculty, staff, and students on anti-racism.
The rapid development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is being heralded as a success of modern medicine. But vaccines can only curtail pandemics when enough people are willing to use them, and substantial vaccine hesitancy already exists in many populations. The speed of vaccine production and availability through an emergency use
LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and Social Justice initiatives. This LEAD conversation will address how administrators, faculty, and staff can decenter whiteness at an institutional level and create a