LE Hunter, Ph.D. candidate in Psychology and Women’s Studies, shares her perspective after participating in the 2013 Arts of Citizenship Institute for Social Change.
Caitlin Townsend, former Summer Fellow at the DIA and Ph.D. student in History, writes about her experience as a participant in last week’s Arts of Citizenship Institute for Social Change!
M’Lis Bartlett, doctoral student in landscape architecture and environmental justice at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, reports on her participatory design project exploring the connection between teens’ involvement in shaping a school yard and their collective efficacy and further engagement in environmental stewardship.
Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce a new competitive opportunity for graduate students who wish to develop and teach an engaged-learning course in Winter 2014. I would appreciate it you would share this opportunity with any students who may wish to apply. Engaged-Learning Teaching Opportunity The Residential College (RC), in conjunction with the Arts […]
Arts of Citizenship Grants in Public Scholarship support mutually beneficial projects between graduate students and a broad spectrum of civic organizations, cultural institutions, government agencies, K-12 schools, and community groups. To be eligible, projects must be collaboratively-designed and result in products that advance new knowledge, enrich civic life, or address a pressing social issue (examples […]
Arts of Citizenship Graduate Student Internship Program featured in Record Update and at reception honoring U-M students working in Detroit!
Link to the University Record article: Coleman recognizes interns as part of U-M’s partnership with Detroit
By Kristin Van Ausdal, U-M MPP student in Public Policy As a classically trained violinist, I have spent my career onstage in front of audiences in cities from Miami to Tokyo and many points in between. With few exceptions, my employers have been nonprofit organizations committed to cultural engagement – but my time was spent […]
By James Hixon, U-M PhD student in English and Women’s Studies Throughout my Arts of Citizenship internship at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, I have had the opportunity to reconsider how the idea of citizenship, traditionally understood as a political concept describing the rights and privileges afforded individuals within a system […]
By Ivan Chaar-Lopez, U-M PhD student in American Culture and Latina/o Studies “Preguntando caminamos.” (Asking we walk.) – Zapatista proverb “Preguntando caminamos” is a powerful sentence alluding to how change is the product of an inquisitive mind and a vibrant community. This means that there can be no movement, no change or social transformation, without […]
By Erica Andrews, U-M MA student in Higher Education The mission of the University of Michigan (U-M) Detroit Center is “to mutually enrich University and Detroit communities through service, education, research, and the exchange of culture.” Located in Midtown, the city’s cultural district, the Center houses Detroit-focused initiatives of several units University units, including the […]