workshop http://michiganradio.org en Undoing Racism: A two-day workshop in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/undoing-racism-two-day-workshop-ann-arbor <p>Race issues can be difficult to talk about. People often focus on differences, rather than what they have in common.</p><p>This weekend, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, is holding a two-day workshop in Ann Arbor called, “Undoing Racism.” Friday is the last day to register for the workshop, at the Ann Arbor Community Center.</p><p>Rachael Ibrahim is a volunteer community organizer and one of the event trainers. She says the workshop is open to everyone.</p><p>“Students, parents, teachers, administration, it’s an important conversation for everybody because there is no one who can escape racism. It exists everywhere, whether we see it or feel it, it exists," she said. "So this conversation is important for everybody."</p><p>As an African American women, Ibrahim says she personally sees many inequities that need to be addressed. “Whether we’re talking about health care, whether we’re talking about the rate in which people are incarcerated… if we look at education… and we see some trends, then there is something important to look at when we can see the disparities among people of color,” she said.</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:32:53 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8801 at http://michiganradio.org Undoing Racism: A two-day workshop in Ann Arbor Poverty Role-Playing Game http://michiganradio.org/post/poverty-role-playing-game <p>1.4 million people live in poverty in Michigan, according to the federal government<strong>.</strong> But not many people realize what that number actually means. <a href="http://www.haltpoverty.org/">A group in Kalamazoo</a> thinks one of the ways to address the issue of poverty is with a game.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-967037.mp3</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 May 2011 19:51:08 +0000 Kyle Norris 2350 at http://michiganradio.org Poverty Role-Playing Game Writer's workshop geared toward homeless http://michiganradio.org/post/writers-workshop-geared-toward-homeless <p>Would-be writers can take part in a workshop this weekend. <a href="http://groundcovernews.com/">Groundcover News</a> is hosting the event Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Groundcover is a monthly paper in Washtenaw County that focuses on poverty and homelessness and many of its writers are struggling with those issues.</p><p>The workshop is geared toward people who have written for the paper, but anyone can attend.</p><p>Freelance writer <a href="http://workingkind.com/">Vickie Elmer</a> is teaching the class. She says the idea is to have more voices, telling more compelling stories.</p><p>The workshop happens at the First Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. Cost is $20, but admission is free if participants promise to write two future articles for the paper. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:56:00 +0000 Kyle Norris 1786 at http://michiganradio.org Writer's workshop geared toward homeless