Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Newsletter 1/14/15



Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Check out these upcoming events and announcements!



Upcoming SCOR Events:

1.     SCOR, CSG & BSU Police Brutality Forum - TODAY, January 14, 2015, 7-9 pm

2.     SCOR Interest Meeting - TOMORROW, January 15, 2015, 6-8 pm

3.     SCOR Happy Hour - FRIDAY, January 16, 2015, 6-8 pm

4.     SCOR Diversity and Social Justice Symposium - Friday,  March 27, 2015, 9-4 pm

5.     SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club


Upcoming events on campus:

1.     Nourish YOURself Lunch Series - TOMORROW, January 15, 11:30 am, Michigan Union

2.     University of Michigan’s 29th Annual MLK Symposium - Monday, January 19, 2015, All Day

3.     25th Annual Health Sciences MLK Day Program - Monday, January 19, 2015, 12-1:30 pm

4.     Multi-ethnic Information Xchange (MIX) MLK Lecture - Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12 pm

5.     Ta-Nehisi Coates: “A Deeper Black: Race in  America” - Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:10 pm

6.     Can We Kick It? Transformative Hip Hop Event - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12-2 pm

7.     Education xChange - Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:30-5:30 pm, Ross Colloquium (6th Floor)

8.     South Asian Awareness Network Symposium (SAAN) - Friday, January 23-24, 2015

9.     Graduate Student Success Lecture - Monday, January 26, 2015, 4-7 pm

10.  Save the Date: Cheryl Clarke Inaugural William Trotter Lecture - Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Other Opportunities:

1.     Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association - Call for Abstracts - Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2015

2.     Bailey Graduate Fellowship - Deadline:  Monday, February 2, 2015

3.     MSU CIETE Conference - Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30-2:30 pm

4.     Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship - Deadline: March 10

5.     Blog Highlight - UCRJ’s Austin McCoy speaks on Black Enrollment at UMich

6.     Sister Friends Support Group

SCOR, CSG, & BSU Police Brutality Forum

SCOR Interest Meeting

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SCOR Happy Hour

Join us for the 1st happy hour of the New Year and the Winter Semester!



Nourish YOURself Lunch Series

The University of Michigan’s 29th Annual MLK Symposium


“Unity: Not Uniformity”

·         1/18/2015: Life Sciences Orchestra: Expressing Unity Through Music (4:00 pm)

·         1/19/2015: MLK Children and Youth Program (8:30 am)

·         Keynote Memorial Lecture of the University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium (10:00 am) - Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Keynote Speaker

·         Your Role in Social Change (11:30 am)

·         Y(OUR) Story (11:45 am)

For more information visit the symposium website 2015 MLK Symposium

25th Annual Health Sciences Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program

"Unity not Uniformity:  A Spotlight on Health Disparities"

Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP

January 19, 2015 / 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Dow Auditorium / Towsley Center

University Hospital 2nd Floor - 1500 E. Medical Center Drive

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. 


Transportation to Towsley will be available for individuals who attend the MLK Keynote Memorial Lecture (featuring Marc Lamont Hill) at 10 am in Hill Auditorium.


This event is led by the University of Michigan's College of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research, Office for Health Equity & Inclusion, and the University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (Human Resources and Service Excellence).


For more information, please visit UMich College of Pharmacy MLK Health Sciences Symposium

Multi-Ethnic Information Exchange (MIX) MLK Day Lecture

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Motorola Lecture

Ta-Nehisi Coates presents “A Deeper Black: Race in America”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:10 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium

This lecture is part of the University of Michigan's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.


Ta-Nehisi Coates delves into the conflicted and hopeful state of black America today. What does "black culture" mean? What is the continuing role of both the older and younger generations in shaping it? Where will gentrification, education, and the splintering (or unifying) of families take it? Coates asks the small personal questions as well as the big historic ones. A question & answer period will follow the lecture.

About the Motorola Lecture:

Presented by the Institute for Research on Women & Gender and the Women’s Studies Department, with co-sponsorship from the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Center for the Education of Women, and the Ford School of Public Policy, the biennial Motorola Lecture features an outstanding journalist who routinely addresses issues concerning gender in his or her reporting. #umichTNC                


For more information visit the Institute for Research on Women and Gender website at IRWG

“Can We Kick It?” A Transformative Hip Hop Event

Education xChange

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South Asian Awareness Network Conference

Graduate Student Success Lecture

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Architecture of Social Justice

Monday, January 26, 2015 4-7 pm

Rackham Assembly Hall, 4th Floor Rackham Bldg 

Speaker: Dr. James A. Chaffers

The Rackham Graduate School and Graduate Student Success (GSS) present an evening lecture and discussion with Dr. James A. Chaffers, renowned architect and Professor Emeritus. Professor Chaffers was the first professional doctorate of architecture in the United States (D.Arch. 1971, U-M) and retired from faculty of the University of Michigan in where he held faculty appointments and taught in both the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A) from 1973-2008. The focus of his work has been on the exploration of design links between spatial quality and human spirituality. Dr. Chaffers served as the Senior Design Juror and urban design consultant for the “living memorial” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1997 until it was erected on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. His talk and the ensuing discussion will explore Dr. Chaffers’ unique insights into Dr. King’s life and legacy, the design, philosophy, and collective process behind the King National Memorial, and principles for an “Architecture of Social Justice” if we are to build an inclusive, sustainable, and harmonious future within the Graduate School, the University of Michigan community, and the wider global society we all must share. We invite you to join us for an exciting afternoon.

Save the Date: Cheryl Clarke Trotter Inaugural Lecture

Northwestern University’s Black Graduate Student Association


Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 24th-April 25th 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston. This year’s conference theme is Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond. We invite graduate students across the Midwest to submit abstracts and present their work.

The aim of this year’s conference is to highlight the work of scholars of color and scholars whose work touches black communities and communities of color. We strongly encourage students from all disciplines to present their research, including humanities, business, STEM, social sciences, law, and arts. Students can present their work as a poster, oral presentation, or performance. Awards will be given for best poster, oral presentation, and performance!

Conference highlights include pre-conference networking events and a post-conference dinner for presenters and organizers!

Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond

Friday April 24th- Saturday April 25th 2015

Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL

Registration for the conference is FREE!! All are welcome to attend!!

Register at:


Submit abstracts at:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1st 2015

*Abstracts should be submitted in a format appropriate to your field and should be no longer than 250 words.*          


Please email for more information.

Bailey Graduate Fellowship

The Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowship offers multiple grants up to $6,500 each for graduate students who are U.S. citizens pursuing research, field work, cultural experience, or other study relevant to their graduate degree, preferably in the areas of public health, health care, or environmental work in South or Southeast Asia (excluding China or Japan). Preference given to students seeking funds in addition to this source.

Are you a Graduate Student wishing to pursue research, fieldwork, or another project related to your graduate studies in South or Southeast Asia, but not China or Japan? Preference is given to areas of public health, health care, or environmental work.

Are you a U.S. citizen?

If so, you may be eligible for a Menakka and Essel Bailey Fellowship!

The Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan announces the Menakka and Essel Bailey Fellowship application is now available!

The application deadline is February 2, 2015.

If you have any questions, contact Kristina Bee or Doreen Murasky via or 734-764-7271.

MSU CIETE Conference

Creating Inclusive Excellence in Teacher Education (CIETE) Conference

When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015: 8:30am- 2:30pm

Where: College of Education, Erickson Hall

For Conference Details & Registration, Please Visit Our Website:

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship

Each year, The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) offers approximately 40 scholarships to UM students with gaps in their education. Awards are given at the graduate, professional, and undergraduate levels to students whose education has been interrupted.

The interruption in education must be for at least (a) 48 consecutive months or (b) a total of 48 months, not counting interruptions of less than 8 months. The interruption may have taken place at any point in the pursuit of higher education.


1)  4-year interruption between high school and community college before attending the University of Michigan

2)  4-year interruption between undergrad and graduate school.

3)  1 year off between high school and undergrad and then 3 years off  between undergraduate and graduate school

4) Started college right after high school, took 2 years off, finished undergraduate degree and then had a 2 years break before starting graduate school.

This is for current students as well as those starting Fall 2015. You must be enrolled for the 2015-16 academic year.

To obtain eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application materials, visit the CEW website at

The deadline for submission of the application is Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and awards for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced in July.

If you have further questions about a CEW Scholarship, please call (734) 764-7271 or email Doreen Murasky and Kristina Bee at

Blog Post: UMich Black Student Enrollment

United Coalition for Racial Justice (UCRJ) President Austin McCoy and fellow organizer Garrett Felber make an enlightening blog post on the declines of black student enrollment at the University of Michigan. The Meaning of Declining Black Enrollment at the University of Michigan

Check it out. Share it with others.

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