Join Amber DeLind, Bridge Michigan membership and engagement director, for a presentation about Bridge Michigan’s past, present, and future. Bridge Michigan’s mission is to make Michigan better through nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism and engagement opportunities. The organization has grown from a twiceweekly newsletter, with an editorial staff of two, to a daily publication with more than a dozen reporters and editors, and more than 25 employees.
Bridge Michigan currently employs the last three Michigan Press Association Journalists of the Year, and is the current Michigan Digital News Publication of the Year. Learn more about the publication, its trajectory, and aspirations for serving Michigan’s news needs. Amber will offer observations about the state of regional journalism in Michigan, and will also overview some of the biggest investigative stories covered in Bridge.
Collaboration with OLLI-UM’s DEI Committee
Hear about how this unique organization uses art to illustrate all types of diversity: race, sex, LGBTQ, mental and physical challenges, and sparks discussion on the ways that differences enhance our lives.The program works toward building an inclusive community. The art is from all over the world as well as from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Preview the artwork for the new Embracing Our Differences exhibit that will be displayed in the coming months in Ann Arbor’s Gallup and Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park, and learn about the artists, who they are, what inspired them, and how work was chosen. Of particular note will be how Embracing Our Differences has developed curricula available at no cost to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti teachers, providing them with lesson plans that encourage children of all ages to discuss and celebrate the diversity of the human family
Our speakers will be:
Nancy Margolis, Director of Embracing our Differences, Michigan
Kay Wade, Director of Education, Embracing our Differences, Michigan
Lynn Settles, Art Director, Embracing our Differences, Michigan
Travis Erby, Art Judge, Embracing our Differences, Michigan