Darlena York: Acting with Intention

"Support Black people in any way you can during this time because we are fighting multiple battles in multiple avenues in life in multiple ways."

CEW+ Podcast: Strength in the Midst of Change

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Darlena York, an undergraduate student in political science and Afro-American and African studies, parliamentarian for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Iota Psi Chapter, and secretary of the U-M NAACP chapter. Darlena was recently featured as a panelist in the U-M Town Hall Constructive Conversations for Societal Change. Darlena shares her insights about being confronted with racial tensions during her freshman year at U-M and how she used her passion for social justice to bring awareness and make an impact. She also explains the importance of a simple tool like Google in furthering your learning about racism and why it’s critical to understand that Black people are not monolithic.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of challenges. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people. Originally created to document the challenges resulting from COVID-19, CEW+ has expanded the podcast to include stories of combating racism through individual and organizational action. This podcast will continue to evolve as societal challenges shift over time.

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