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CSG's Civic Engagement Series

Updated: Jan 27




Join us for the virtual CSG Civic Engagement Series, a week of events open to the U-M community to hear from key policymakers and leaders in Michigan, and influential U-M faculty on a range of issues relevant to students. All U-M students are welcome to join us in conversation with Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, Representative Debbie Dingell, and Dean Barr from the Ford School of Public Policy, among many other Michigan changemakers.


Please note: This event will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once you've registered, the zoom link and information will be sent to your email.


Representative Roundtable

Monday February 1, at 5:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHayXE-dTiKtMz4MmJIdkg


Join State Representative Yousef Rabhi, and Council Members Elizabeth Nelson, Jeff Hayner, and Travis Radina for an evening on February 1 for the Representative Roundtable. During this virtual event, U-M students will have a chance to ask questions about the relationship between the University and local policymakers, student affordability in Ann Arbor, and other issues most relevant to University students.


Panelists:

  • Representative Yousef Rabhi, Michigan 53rd House District

  • Council Member Elizabeth Nelson, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 4

  • Councilmember Jeff Hayner, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 1

  • Councilmember Travis Radina, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 3

Representative Roundtable

Tuesday February 2, at 6:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b6yVZBtlTceP_R22sjp6Bg


Join Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Senator Jeff Irwin, Representative Donna Lasinski, and Council Members Lisa Disch and Erica Briggs for our second Representative Roundtable of the Series. During this virtual event, U-M students will have a chance to discuss the relationship between the University and local policymakers and ask questions to the panelists about issues most relevant to University students.


Panelists:

  • Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives

  • State Senator Jeff Irwin, Michigan Senate District 18

  • Representative Donna Lasinski, House Democratic Leader, Michigan House District 52

  • Councilmember Lisa Disch, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 1

  • Councilmember Erica Briggs, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 5

Executive Decision Making

Wednesday February 3, at 5:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mzGM3JgrSUKeOfEri9Fksw


Please join Dean Michael Barr, Professor Barbara McQuade, and Towsley Policymaker Javed Ali to discuss how these past weeks in our nation have unfolded and opportunities for Americans to move forward. Join us as they provide insight into fundamental questions regarding the effects of government policymaking on civic life and opportunities for bipartisanship


Panelists:

  • Dean Michael Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy

  • Professor Barbara McQuade, University of Michigan Law School

  • Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Civic Engagement Community Fireside Chat

Thursday February 4, at 4:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E3iqtla0T3yAA3BamRlA7g


Please join us for conversation with Mary Jo Callan, Director of the Ginsberg Center, Jen Eyer, Ann Arbor City Council member, Trische’ Duckworth, activist and community organizer, and Professor Angela Dillard, Professor of the Residential College and African American Studies, on the incredible influence of local community action efforts to advance social change in your community. Hear from our panelists about their personal experiences, and the numerous opportunities to have an impact on your community, whether from political participation, community organizing, or volunteer work.


Panelists:

  • Mary Jo Callan, Director of University of Michigan Edward Ginsberg Center

  • Councilmember Jen Eyer, Ann Arbor City Council Ward 4

  • Trische’ Duckworth, LLMSW, Executive Director/Founder of Survivors Speak

  • Dr. Angela Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, and in the Residential College

Racial Justice & DEI Community Fireside Chat

Thursday February 4, at 5:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9ts40nhTL-F3P1O32w8RA


Please join us for an engaging dialogue with the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, Garlin Gilchrist II, Michigan State Representative Ranjeev Puri, U-M Professor Angela Ocampo, and Rackham Graduate School Assistant Dean & DEI Implementation Lead, Ethriam Brammer. Hear from this panel of experts and experienced professionals on how we can continue to advance toward racial justice and ways in which we can ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus here at the University of Michigan/

Panelists:

  • Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

  • Representative Ranjeev Puri, Michigan 21st House District

  • Dr. Angela Ocampo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

  • Ethriam Brammer, Ph.D., Assistant Dean & DEI Implementation Lead, Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan

Climate Justice & Sustainability Community Fireside Chat

Thursday February 5, at 1:00pm ET

Link to Register: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CZqqJYVXSHizwcYaoK_BGg


Please join us for an engaging dialogue with Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director at Michigan League for Conservation Voters, Kerry Duggan, Sustainability Executive and Founder of SustainabiliD, and U-M Professor Kyle Whyte. Hear from this panel of experts and experienced professionals about the most pressing environmental issues facing our country and the world today.


Panelists:

  • Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director at Michigan League for Conservation Voters

  • Kerry Duggan, Founder & Principal of SustainabiliD, Former Obama-Biden White House Deputy Director for Policy to VP Biden & the Detroit Federal Working Group

  • Dr. Kyle Whyte, George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability

  • Professor David Uhlmann, Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice, Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program, and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability.



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