University of Michigan invites MTO to the 2020 DEI Summit to view anti-racism through the artistic prism.
Throughout history, art has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues, and affecting positive change. To demonstrate how art can be used as a powerful mechanism for expression, community conversations and change, the University of Michigan’s annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) 2020 Summit is themed: ‘Arts + Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts.’
The award-winning documentary film, Me, The “Other” has been made available to the entire U-M campus this academic year through the U-M MiVideo streaming platform. Staff, students and members of public are invited to attend this year’s Summit electronically through a Zoom session on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm EST. The panel will feature cast members: Celia, Hussain, Kit, Taylor, Veronica; soundtrack composer, Levi Taylor; and co-producer/director, Shidan Majidi. The Associate Producers of the film, Sanam Arab, Jane Berliss-Vincent and Steve Vinson will lead the panel sessions. Registration is free through the link: myumi.ch/GklPP
You can submit questions for the director, cast, and other panelists in advance here: myumi.ch/O4DWw.