Michigan Department of Civil Rights Announces Public Forum
Mar31

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Announces Public Forum

Come to University of Michigan – Dearborn this Wednesday, for what’s promised to be an amazing and educational discussion. “This Public Forum, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, will focus on Diversity and Civil Rights Education for the state. Young people from across metro-Detroit will be speaking about their experiences in schools – for example, not being represented in the education that they learn, teachers being uneducated on how to teach social justice or civil rights issues, and having to experience discrimination in their school based on their identity. These young people will share their experiences with the hope that action steps will be taken to address the lack of civil rights education occurring in the state of Michigan,” says Stephanie Yassine, a University of Michigan graduate where she received her Master in Social Work. “We would like young people, teachers, college students, organizations to come and support this event! It will be held at University of Michigan – Dearborn, Fairlane Center on April 1st from 5:30-7:30 pm.” Please click the following link for the resolution these students and leaders have created – Michigan Civil Rights Commission Resolution. Please contact Stephanie Yassine at syassine@umich.edu if you would like to know more information about the...

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Women’s History Month Celebration
Mar04

Women’s History Month Celebration

In honor of March being recognized as Women’s History Month, the ColorBlind Magazine team is honoring women from various backgrounds and highlighting their contributions to society. Our first installment features Carmen Ejogo.  This information was compiled by Jessica L. Wilson Carmen Ejogo is a British-born actress that got her own show through the BSB channel  (The Carmen Ejogo Video Show) at only 16 years-old. While enrolled at the Godolphin and Latymer School, Ejogo may have rubbed shoulders with fellow actress Kate Beckinsale, who was only a year ahead of her. Ejogo continued to pursue acting and has since then, been a part of notable projects such as Selma. She recently earned a nomination for Best Supporting Female at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards. For a special behind the scenes video of Ejogo explaining her role as Coretta Scott King click...

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