WHAT IS BRIDGING MICHIGAN?
Bridging Michigan is an event series and new grant opportunity that will spark in-depth conversation and action around the persistent social, economic, and cultural issues of systemic inequities that divide our communities.
On Thursday, October 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) join Michigan Humanities for the next Bridging Michigan online conversation featuring Dr. Paul Elam and Troy Rienstra in dialogue about the history and impacts of mass incarceration. Upon registration, attendees will receive a link to the event. Questions can be submitted on the registration form and during the Q&A portion of the online, webinar-style event.
FEATURED SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS :
Paul Elam, PhD, serves as Michigan Public Health Institute's Chief Strategy Officer. He is responsible for aligning the priorities of MPHI with national interests as well as diversifying the Institute’s portfolio to address cutting edge issues that affect the health and well-being of our society.
Troy Rienstra is director of outreach with Safe & Just Michigan where he works to advance the organization’s outreach program by elevating the voices of people directly harmed by the effects of crime and punishment. He is responsible for outreach activities to crime survivors, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their family members, and the faith community.
Additional details and full bios can be viewed at michiganhumanities.org/bridging-michigan/.