Women of Color Task Force Annual Career Conference

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm


Hill Auditorium, Michigan League, and Modern Languages Building


Theme of the 35th Annual Career Conference is "U-M Staff: The Heart of Maize and Blue." Attendees may select from 20 workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development.
This year's featured keynote speakers, Jane Elliott, anti-racism activist and educator, and Roland S. Martin, journalist and political analyst, will have an engaging discussion on "Race, Gender & Identity in the Workplace" moderated by Dr. Robin Means Coleman, Associate Dean at Rackham Graduate School.
This event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, and students, and to the general public. Information about the conference, fee schedule, and event details.
Jane Elliott has been teaching her groundbreaking anti-racist group social exercise "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes" for over 36 years, working to make people more empathetic and sensitive to the problem of racism, prejudice, and privilege. Elliott started the exercise in her third-grade classroom immediately after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., recognizing that continuous education, introspection, and commitment to this issue should be taught at an early age.
Roland S. Martin is an award-winning journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling and delivered a critical analysis of the news and politics from an explicitly African American perspective. The host and managing editor of TV One's News One Now, Martin also serves as senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Martin is the author of three books, including The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House.