What role can businesses play in catalyzing social change?
Join the Ross Black Business Student Association for a fireside chat on business in society with scholar-activist Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.
Friday, February 5th, 2016, 6:15 - 7:00pm
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business
Free and open to the public.
Please join the Ross Black Business Student Association for the opening event of our 40th Annual ALE Conference, during which scholar-activist and cultural critic Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will discuss the role of business and business leaders in catalyzing social change. What role has business historically played in social movements? What role can business leaders play, for example, in the #BlackLivesMatter campaign? Can financial gains be invested such that they promote a vibrant and inclusive economy reaching all members of society? Through a moderated fireside chat and open Q&A, we explore these questions.
This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 6:15 - 7:00pm in the Robertson Auditorium of the Ross School of Business.
About the ALE Conference
The ALE Conference is the longest running conference at the Michigan Ross School of Business. Now in its 40 years of existence, the conference has engaged attendees around the issues, challenges, and opportunities encountered by underrepresented minorities in the business world. Planned entirely by students, it has historically attracted hundreds of attendees from around the country, including current and prospective students, University of Michigan alumni, industry leaders, and corporate recruiters. Register for the conference today to attend a private reception with Dr. Dyson, exclusive panels, career networking forums, a gala reception, and conference afterparties. *Note that although Friday's fireside chat is at no cost to the public, University of Michigan students are encouraged to purchase a $25.00 all-inclusive conference pass to attend additional conference events.*
Questions? Contact conference chairs Ade Balogun, Danny Brown and Maab Ibrahim at ALEConference2016@umich.edu.