2021 CEW+ Advocacy Symposium Recording Now Available

CEW+ held its fifth annual fall advocacy symposium themed Accessing & Navigating Systems on September 28. This year’s symposium featured:

  • opening remarks by Christina R. Cutlip, PhD, Senior Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement and National Advocacy at TIAA
  • the Mullin Welch Lecture given by C. Nicole Mason, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The keynote was facilitated by Catherine Hadley, a U-M senior majoring in Political Science and U-M’s 28th Truman Scholar.
  • the awarding of the 2021 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. Awardees participated in a panel discussion titled Amplifying Narratives and Engaging Communities to Create Systemic Change.
  • a capstone presentation by outgoing CEW+ Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist Dessa Cosma, MA, founder of Detroit Disability Power.
  • the announcement of the 2022 CEW+ Twink Frey Visiting Social ActivistTheresa Anderson, MPP, PhD, senior researcher at the Urban Institute.
This Symposium was free and open to all activists, advocates, and allies.

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The CEW+ Advocacy Symposium was made possible with support from TIAA, our platinum corporate sponsor.