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Taubman College Celebrates Black History Month with Numerous Online Events

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Thank you to the Taubman College Black History Month Committee for its work fostering and supporting participation of students, faculty, and staff in learning about and recognizing Black history. The calendar below showcases many ways to celebrate Black History Month with the Taubman College community in the Winter 2021 semester:

Presentation by Sandra Henriquez (Detroit Housing Commission), “From School to Practice: Transforming Lives through Public Service”
Monday, February 1, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sandra Henriquez was appointed by President Obama as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the first African American woman to hold that position. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the Detroit Housing Commission, appointed by Mayor Michael Duggan. A lifelong fair housing activist, her talk will focus on the transformative power of housing and community development, including public housing’s role in institutional systemic racism. Click here for more information and for the Zoom link.

Under Consideration Discussion Series Session IV: How can we combat unjust housing practices?
Wednesday, February 3, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Under Consideration is a student-led and developed discussion series. At Session IV, we will be joined by Natasha Hicks, a senior associate at Insight Center for Community Economic Development, and Bithia Ratnasamy, M.U.R.P. ’17, the director of housing at the Atlanta Housing Authority, along with an intimate cohort of faculty and students from our partner schools in the Equity in Architectural Education Consortium (EAEC). This programming is open to all students at Taubman College, and each session will be capped at under 30 participants. Each 90-minute guided discussion and open Q+A will be held synchronously over Zoom. Register

2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow Carlton Eley: Planning for Equitable Development
Monday, February 8, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow Carlton Eley serves as the Regional Equity Manager at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, in Dayton, Ohio. He has 22 years of experience as an urban planner, and is an accomplished expert on equitable development. On February 8, in the first of 3 public lectures, Eley will address the topic of planning for equitable development. Click here for more information and for the Zoom link.

2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow Carlton Eley on the American Planning Association's Social Equity Initiatives
Monday, February 22, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow Carlton Eley serves as the Regional Equity Manager at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, in Dayton, Ohio. He has 22 years of experience as an urban planner, and is an accomplished expert on equitable development. On February 8, in the second of 3 public lectures, Eley will address his work on the American Planning Association's social equity initiatives. Click here for more information and for the Zoom link.

NOMAS Black History Month Networking Event
Thursday, February 25, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Hosted by NOMAS, this event will bring together students, alumni, and professionals of color to network and share resources. Register 

Under Consideration Discussion Series Session V: Why are BIPOC communities disproportionately exposed to environmental and health risks?
Wednesday, March 3, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Under Consideration is a student-led and developed discussion series. At Session V, we will discuss why BIPOC communities are disproportionately exposed to environmental and health risks. This programming is open to all students at Taubman College and each session will be capped at under 30 participants. Each 90-minute guided discussion and open Q+A will be held synchronously over Zoom. Register

2021 Sojourner Truth Fellow Carlton Eley: Public Interview on Professional Development
Monday, March 8, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Two Urban and Regional Planning students, Anna Thompson and Chris LeFlore, will engage Carlton Eley in a public forum through a series of questions about his career, professional development, and perspectives on the planning profession. Click here for more information and for the Zoom link

Under Consideration Discussion Series Session VI: How can environments be restorative?
Wednesday, March 24, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Under Consideration is a student-led and developed discussion series. At Session VI, we will discuss how environments can be restorative. This programming is open to all students at Taubman College and each session will be capped at under 30 participants. Each 90-minute guided discussion and open Q+A will be held synchronously over Zoom. Register

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