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CLOSUP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Approved, and now voted on: What we’ve learned after the first election under Michigan’s new redistricting process

Nov 30, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Michigan's new approach to redistricting by an independent citizens commission has now come full circle, from signature gathering for the statewide ballot initiative in 2018, to strong statewide support in that fall's election, creation of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, their work drawing new districts with extraordinary input from Michigan citizens, and now the new districts being used for the first time in the 2022 elections.  Join us for a final webinar in our redistricting series, to look back at this consequential change in state policy and to review how this new approach played out this fall, including its impacts on races and election outcomes, and how it compares to experiences in other states.   

United States general election 2022

Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Key dates and deadlines for the November 8 election, plus how to register and vote.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May 2022 regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Carolyn Barnes: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State

Oct 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Public meetings of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commissioners

Sep 2, 2021, 1:00-8:00 pm EDT
Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Public meetings of the Michigan Citizens Independent Redistricting Commissioners with agenda to include racially polarized voting analysis, Voting Rights Act analysis, and map drawing for State Senate districts for Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.  

P3E Summer 2021 Student Showcase

Jul 7, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT
Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) and research fellows showcased their Summer 2021 projects and presented their findings to an audience of their peers, Ford School staff, mentors, and community partners.

Michigan redistricting: Making public hearings fair and effective

Apr 20, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
Hear from a panel of redistricting experts and commissioners sharing lessons learned, tips, and plans, as the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission prepares for fair and effective public hearings scheduled for May and June.

2020 presidential election

Nov 3, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EST
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
The 2020 United States presidential election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Polling location times vary by state)

3rd Annual Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT
Returning Ford School master's and BA students completing summer internship experiences reflected on their internship experience and celebrated the start of the upcoming school year.

Library grants workshop: Funding environments basics

Sep 21, 2020, 1:30-2:50 pm EDT
Join P3E and U-M Librarians Paul J. Barrow and Alexandra Rivera for a workshop to examine the funding landscape, investigate what funders are looking for, and survey tools and resources that organizations can leverage in this COVID-19 environment.

Mental health policy issues during COVID

Jul 6, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Virtual Event
Join us for a discussion with Menachem Hojda, LMSW, a licensed clinical social worker at the Oakland Community Health Network, where he provides training about issues like the Michigan Mental Health Code, suicide, trauma and resilience, employment, and criminal justice to help build a more compassionate and understanding community.

Metro Detroit COVID-19 Policy and Health Update

May 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Zoom event.
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro Detroit and its residents.

Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project Showcase

Oct 17, 2019, 5:00-8:00 pm EDT
University of Michigan Detroit Center 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
The University of Michigan's Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is hosting its first Small Business Showcase. Meet some of the 30 Detroit small business owners who are working with University of Michigan marketing, communications, law, design, and accounting students this fall -- and a few of our superstar alumni businesses, too!  

Ford School Reunion

Oct 4-5, 2019, 12:00-6:00 pm EDT
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
We'll be celebrating this fall! Save the date and join us for the Ford School Reunion!
Ford School

ComCap 19

Jun 11-13, 2019, 9:00 am-5:00 pm EDT
Benson & Edith Ford Conference Center
ComCap19, presented by the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3), is a multi-day gathering that offers a unique educational and networking opportunity for all those working toward equitable, resilient, and engaged communities. 
Ford School

Getting It Right on Social Media

Apr 12, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
1110 Weill Hall
Join the Program for Practical Policy Engagement,  Communications & Outreach, Public Engagement & Impact, and Michigan News for a Getting Stuff Done: Communications Skills Series.
Ford School

Essential Steps in Effective Advocacy Strategies Workshop

Apr 5, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
1220 Weill Hall
This session will train participants in the steps essential for any effective advocacy strategy at the local, state, or federal level, with an emphasis on developing strategic written and oral communication skills.
Ford School

The Federal Budget and Policy Process: an NSF perspective

Mar 28, 2019, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
The Office of Research and the Ford School's Program in Practical Policy Engagement would like to invite you to a presentation on, "The Federal Budget and Policy Process: an NSF perspective."
Ford School

Getting your op-ed placed

Mar 22, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
1110 Weill Hall
Join the Program for Practical Policy Engagement,  Communications & Outreach, Public Engagement & Impact, and Michigan News for a Getting Stuff Done: Communications Skills Series.
Ford School