Session Is Over
January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Stern Auditorium, UMMA
This graduate student-driven initiative invites a panel of unique voices to partake in a discussion about how advocacy shows up across disciplines. Munger will be hosting a dinner and discussion following the panel; you will be prompted to indicate your attendance and dietary restrictions in the registration form.
Panelist biographies/offered perspectives:
Steph White: Steph White is the Executive Director for Equality Michigan and Equality Michigan Action Network. Her career spans over two decades of leading collective action from US Army Commander to Political Director for the Michigan Democratic Party and the Schauer for Governor Campaign. She then spent six years in Washington DC working on federal policy issues, including serving as the Managing Director for the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).
Nicole Ver Kuilen: Formerly the Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, Nicole is the founder of the Forrest Stump organization. Nicole works to raise awareness about the barriers that limit access to prosthetic technology and advocates for legislative changes affecting health care coverage of activity-specific prosthetic devices.
William Hung: Some might remember William from season three of American Idol, but few know about the controversy surrounding his fame, as both he and his fans were accused of promoting and endorsing racial stereotypes against Asians. William Hung is now a motivational speaker, working to encourage and inspire others to pursue their dreams despite criticism.