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Humanity in Action Fellowship: Information Session

Humanity in Action Fellowship: Information Session

Whitney Sherrill is a second year Master of Urban Planning Student who participated in the Humanity in Action Fellowship Program this past summer. She was part of the inaugural fellowship in Detroit where she spent a month with fellows from the United States, Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Bosnia. She spent her time in the fellowship engaging in tours, discussions, site visits, and presentations that focused on the history of decline, development, and rebirth in the city. With 2017 marking the 50th year anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Uprising, the program focused on the complex and nuanced factors that contributed to unrest, tension, and rebellion while exploring present day parallels and implications for the future of Detroit.

Example of Speakers for the Detroit Fellowship Included:

  • April Jones Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of the Build Institute
  • Peter D. Cummings, Founder of The Platform
  • Malik Yakini, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
  • Salvador Salport-Pons, President and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Art
  • Annmarie Erickson, Vice President of Governance for Henry Ford Health System
  • Abdul El-Sayed, Former City of Detroit Health Department Executive Director
  • Richard Rothstein, NYT Columnist and Author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

While Whitney spent the summer in Detroit, the Humanity in Action Fellowship hosts fellow cohorts every summer throughout Europe and the United States. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5th in A+AB Room 2222, Whitney will be sharing her experience in the HIA Fellowship program while providing information to Taubman College students including:

  • The purpose and mission of Humanity in Action
  • The relevance of the Humanity in Action Fellowship to MUP + MArch students
  • The application process and upcoming deadlines
  • The role of Senior Fellows and post-fellowship opportunities

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the Detroit fellowship, you can find more information here. If you are interested in learning more about the Humanity in Action program in general, you can find more information here.

We look forward to having you all join us for this info session!