Nov 30 Wednesday
In early 2016, the Flint Water Crisis captured national attention - major news outlets reported that the city’s tap water had been contaminated with lead since April of 2014. Given the well-documented detrimental effects of lead exposure in early childhood on cognitive development, many worried that the academic progress of Flint's youngest residents may have been impacted. Over the past few years, important data has become available, allowing researchers to rigorously study and measure the effects of the lead water crisis on children in Flint.
Earlier this year, the University of Michigan’s Education Policy Initiative (EPI) produced a working report that linked household water pipe data to educational outcomes. Join the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and EPI on November 30 to hear key findings on the academic impacts of the Flint Water Crisis 7-8 years later, followed by a conversation to discuss the big picture implications for young people in the community. Facilitated by Ford School Professor Brian Jacob, the conversation features Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha - recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery effort - alongside Dr. Sam Trejo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.
Dec 04 Sunday
Join us for an afternoon of reuse creating!
During this adult centered workshop, you will learn basic bookbinding by creating your own junk journal with a focus on using reuse materials. You will leave class having learned how to plan, bind and add personal touches to a journal, that can be used for future projects.
Please bring a paper trimmer if you have one.
We had so much fun our first round at Blom, we're headed back!
Enjoy all the Blom has to offer while diving into SCRAP's wide variety of reuse materials. We will offer specific crafts such as card + tag making, collage, holiday decor, holiday gift wrapping materials and ideas.
We offer a sliding scale ticket price so that all can participate. Pay $7-$15 and craft away!
SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. All proceeds go directly back into SCRAP's mission.
Dec 08 Thursday
As a 10th District Court of Appeals Judge for the State of Ohio, Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt will offer her perspective on what policymakers need to know about the criminal justice system.
Judge Beatty Blunt will offer firsthand knowledge about the criminal justice system, focusing on the inner workings of the local and national court systems, as well as the role of a judge as both a policy implementer and policy interpreter. Together, Dean Watkins-Hayes and Judge Beatty Blunt will discuss how social context--including race, gender, poverty, and education--shapes criminal justice pathways and outcomes.
Join us as A2AC hosts Maker Works & Made By Brad for an exciting laser-engraved glassware drop-in, the perfect holiday gift! Attendees will follow along the design process and watch a 50 Watt CO2 laser engrave their customized text & image onto the glass before their eyes. Instructors will assist attendees in combining short text with their selected winter-themed graphic. The fee includes 1 engraved glass per person while supplies last.
Jan 02 Monday
Join MiEN’s Dr. Christina Counts for a journey into the future of school, business, social, and home furniture that continues to blend smart design, durable materials, and fun.
Jan 07 Saturday
During this adult centered workshop crafters will make texture plates with reuse materials and then use them to make acrylic prints with a Gelli plate. You will leave class having created a lot of prints that can be used in journals, diy projects, wall art, gift tags etc.
It is recommended to wear an apron, and bring a hot glue gun (optional).