CEW+ News: Fall 2021

Dear CEW+ Friends,

You can read the latest edition of CEW+ News online or by downloading and printing in PDF format. When you read the PDF version of the magazine on your tablet or computer, take note of the fact that it is interactive; feel free to click on bolded words, images, graphics, and ads to read and learn more.

In this issue, we are highlighting our current work to advocate for student caregivers and sharing the voices of U-M student caregivers past and present. I hope you find the stories inspiring, I know I do. Throughout this issue, you will meet students excelling at Michigan while raising children or caring for their aging parents. You meet the members of our Student Parent Excellence Committee (page 10) and learn how we can all work to ensure an inclusive definition of caregiving (page 18). I am proud to work side by side with administrators, staff members, and faculty who want to lift up these student stories to create greater change and help U-M live into our promise of the “uncommon education” for all.

I also want to personally invite you to join us at our virtual Advocacy Symposium on Tuesday, September 28. On page 22 you will learn more about one of our speakers at the event, Dessa Cosma, our outgoing Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist, and on the back cover we provide more details including the announcement of the 2021 Mullin Welch Lecture by Nicole Mason, the president, and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. We are so thankful for the generous donors who make work and events like this possible, you make the Center and U-M better through your giving.

Historically the Center has stood the test of time because of our collaborative approach and a willingness to do the heavy lifting of initiating changes that caused ripple effects at U-M and beyond. Thank you for helping us make those ripples. We know that change is the only path to growth.

In the words of Jean Campbell – onward and upward my friends!

In solidarity,

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Tiffany Marra, CEW+ Director