Bridging Michigan

Bridging Michigan is an event series that will spark in-depth conversation and action around the persistent social, economic, and cultural issues of systemic inequities that divide our communities.


Conversations & Workshops

As part of Michigan Humanities’ commitment to dialogue around critical issues and their connection to the humanities, we are coordinating an online conversation series with a focus on the history of systemic inequities, their current impacts on health, education, and Indigenous rights, and the ways that the arts and humanities are active parts of creating real change.

Bridging Michigan programs will be available again in April, 2021. Please join us then and view our list at the bottom of the page for links to recordings of recent conversations and workshops.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Rupp, Chief Impact Officer, via email.



Past Events

  • Thursday, August 13, 7-8 p.m.: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Stephen Henderson in conversation about the impacts of systemic inequities on health and education
  • Thursday, September 3, 7-8 p.m.: Eric Hemenway and Matthew L.M. Fletcher in conversation about the history and current state of Native mascots | View a recording of the conversation here
  • Thursday, October 1, 7-8 p.m.: Dr. Paul Elam and Troy Rienstra in conversation about the history and impacts of mass incarceration | View a recording of the conversation here
  • Thursday, October 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Katena Cain presents “Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Your Organization” | View a recording of the workshop here