Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Check out these upcoming events and announcements!                                 



Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities

  1. SCOR Diversity and Social Justice Symposium - Friday,  March 27, 2015, 9-4:30 pm

  2. SCOR Post-Symposium Happy hour - Friday, March 27, 2015, 7-9 pm

  3. SCOR Symposium Gala - Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - Jack Roth Stadium Club at the BIG HOUSE

Upcoming events on campus:

  1. "My Brothers" Monthly Dialogue Series - Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12 pm

  2. Nourish YourSELF Lunch Series - Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:30 am

  3. PHSAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference - Friday, March 13, 2015, 9-1 pm

  4. Graduate Student Research Conference - Friday, March 13, 2015, 12-5 pm

  5. Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Scholarship Ball - Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

Other Opportunities:

  1. Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Scholarship - Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

  2. 21st Annual Black Celebratory - Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5 pm

  3. CHROMA: The Power & Strength of Color - Call for Artwork - Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015

  4. La Celebracion Latina 2015 Ceremony - Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2015

  5. “Wake the Town and Tell  the People” Thesis Exhibition - Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6-9 pm

  6. Sister Friends Support Group - Every Monday, 2 pm


SCOR 25th Diversity & Social Justice Symposium

Join us for our 25th annual diversity and social justice symposium.

Friday, March 27, 2015 from 9-4:30 pm. Registration begins at 8:30 am.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Lightning Rounds on Student Activism with Michigan Alumni.

Student Activist and Faculty Research Panelists.

Keynote address from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.

Register here. Please note, anyone attending the symposium during lunch MUST RSVP.

SCOR Post-Symposium Happy Hour

Join us after the symposium to celebrate our 25th annual student-led symposium.

We have the space available to our guests all night so stay as long as you would like.

Refreshments will  be served.



25 is a BIG year and we want to celebrate SCOR's endeavors with all of you!

Join us at the BIG HOUSE (Michigan Stadium) in the Jack Roth Stadium Club for an unforgettable event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 12:30 am

Get glammed up in your suit and tie or formal gown.

Walk the red carpet to the notorious Michigan Stadium.

Take pictures on the infamous football field under the lights.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a buffet style dinner in the luxurious Jack Roth Stadium Club.

Have a fun photo session in the photobooth.

Dance the night away with sounds provided by Michigan Alumni DJ Graffiti!

Don't miss this monumental event!

All intended guests MUST RSVP here.

"My Brothers" Monthly Dialogue Series


"Don't cry! Don't do that, only girls do that.  Be strong, you're a man!  Don't cry, you're a boy and boys are suppose to be tough!  Be a man!"

My Brothers is excited to bring to you Men In Motion, a look into topics around perspectives of male masculinity and forms of expression, specifically for men of color.  This session will have guest speaker Kyle Abraham, a celebrated choreographer and founder of Abraham.In.Motion.

Abraham.In.Motion creates an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970's and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.

Kyle Abraham will bring his vast experience and personal narratives of the connectivity of identity, dance, and how, as a man of color, he has expressed himself through his work to My Brothers.

When: Tuesday March 10th, 12 PM

Where: CSG Chambers, 3rd Floor of the Michigan Union

Join us for discussions that address the unique needs and experiences of men of color at the University of Michigan in a safe, open space. All sessions include free lunch and are open to students, faculty, and staff.

Our Mission:

My Brothers seeks to empower men of color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, and health and wellness that affect them in an open atmosphere. The program welcomes all University of Michigan men of color, undergraduate and graduate, faculty and staff. Series takes place in the Central Student Government Chambers, 3rd Floor Michigan Union.

Nourish YourSELF Lunch Series

What does it mean to join the Nourish YourSELF community?  Is "safe space" a space that we enter and exit, or is it something we carry inside us?  How are our identities being acknowledged, or not, in this space?  How do our identities as women of Color impact how others perceive and interact with us? Have you ever been stereotyped because of one of your identities?  Or, maybe you have stereotyped someone else because of one of their identities. Come join this conversation and engage with one another in a reflective activity that will push us to think about the intersectionality of our identities.

Please come as your schedule allows.

Lunched provided by Ahmo's

Facebook Event: Click Here!

As always... Nourish YourSELF: Rest. Relax. Be Fed.

Nourish YourSELF seeks to empower women of Color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, and health & wellness in an open, spirited atmosphere. The program welcomes all University of Michigan women of Color – undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, & staff. Each month, we have a different topic, most often selected by women in attendance from previous sessions.

PHASAD 28th Annual Minority Health Conference

Register for the conference here.

Graduate Student Research Conference

The the Graduate Student Community Organization (GSCO) and Becoming Educators of Tomorrow (BET) present the fifth annual Graduate Student Research Conference.  


Friday, March 13 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Education as a Civil Right in the 21st Century: Connecting Research and Practice.”

We are looking forward to an exciting event in which faculty, students, and alumni will be able to share with and learn from one another.

Our schedule is as follows:

Welcome Lunch (12:00-1:15)

Keynote Speaker

Session A (1:30-2:30): Panel Presentation, Roundtable Session, and Research-in-Practice Session

Session B (2:45-3:45): Panel Presentations and Roundtable Session

Session C (4:00-5:00): Panel Presentation and Roundtable Session

While we hope that you will be able to participate in all of the day’s events, you are welcome to attend any portion of the Conference. A detailed schedule of events is forthcoming.


So that we may plan for lunch and refreshments, please register by Monday, March 9 here.

Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Scholarship Ball

The Theta Zeta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presents it’s annual Black & Gold Scholarship Ball.

What: Annual Black & Gold Scholarship Ball

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015

6:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

3200 Boardwalk Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Tickets are $50.00 per person, but the night will be filled with dinner, a live band and DJ, cocktails, prize giveaways, and much more. Proceeds from the event will be used to award scholarships to local high school students.

This is an all-formal event, meaning long dresses for ladies and tuxedos for men. Tickets can be purchased here: or you can contact any member of the Theta Zeta Lambda chapter directly.

We hope that you can join us for this special night!

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

21st Annual Black Celebratory

The 21st Annual Black Celebratory ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at The Power Center.

The University of Michigan Black Celebratory Planning Committee institutes this annual celebration to honor, respect, and remember those from our past and present communities who could only dream of this opportunity. This ceremony marks a tradition of valuing our cultural offerings not only to the University but beyond, to the world community as well.

The registration form and audit are due Friday, March 13th at 5:00pm in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI).

For more information visit the Black Celebratory 2015 website.

CHROMA: The Power & Strength of Color

We, the South Asian Awareness Network and Middle East and Arab Network, are currently accepting submissions for “Chroma: The Power and Strength of Color.” The art show will be on March 21st in North Quad Space 2435 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. We intend to center the art, creative expression and narratives of people of color. Too often our work is not visible or heard, and we would like to create a space to celebrate our empowerment and healing through art.

Art of any medium is welcome; we will showcase various forms of art, including, but not limited to, poetry, photography, drawings, sculpture, painting, video, dance, music, and skits.     

Please email submissions, or pictures and descriptions of your work, and any questions/concerns to  by March 13, 2015. The deadline for submissions is March 13th. Include the dimensions of your work, if applicable, as well as any space necessities. Visit the SAAN website for more information & other upcoming events.

La Celebracion Latina 2015 Ceremony

The Office of Academic & Multicultural Affairs formally invite any undergraduate and graduate students graduating this semester to be part of this ceremony. We have been honoring Latino graduates for 16 years. Please Register Here by March 15, 2015.

Event Information:

Friday May 1st,2015

La Celebracion Latina Ceremony 6:00-7:00 pm Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre (Arrive no later than 5:30pm)

La Celebracion Latina Reception 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Pendleton Room at the Michigan Union

What is La Celebracion Latina?

La Celebracion Latina Video

This year we  are celebrating 16 years of La Celebracion Latina.La Celebración Latina is a celebratory program that highlights Latino graduates at the University of Michigan at the conclusion of every academic year. The mission of the program is not only to recognize their achievements and the cultural significance of the Latino community, but also to give incentive to future students to reach the ultimate goal of graduation. The purpose of La Celebración Latina is to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students, as well as to show respect to everyone who helped them make this wonderful achievement, including family members, friends, faculty, staff and administrators.

La Celebracion Latina is a program by the Office of Academic Multicultural Affairs

Feel free to email the Program Coordinator, Sara Garcia, at, if you have any questions.

Wake the Town and Tell  the PeopleThesis Exhibition

Wake the Town and Tell the People is an art exhibition that explores postcolonial identity as a liquid identity, one in a constant state of flux co-existing in multiple locations. In this MFA thesis exhibition the viewer will encounter an installation comprised of drawings, photographs and sound sculptures. Taken in its entirety the show seeks to ask the following question: How has identity, sense of placelessness, or presence been altered by dislocation?


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6 - 9 pm

Russell Industrial Center - 1600 Clay Street, Detroit, MI 48211

Sister Friends Support Group

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