Mini Grant Momentum, 3/19

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Date & Time
March 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, ScholarSpace, 2nd Floor
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Mini Grant Momentum
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Join the U-M Library Student Engagement Program for the Winter 2019 Mini Grant Momentum Series! Every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm in ScholarSpace, library mini grant recipients will give a short presentation on their innovative projects. The topics range widely, though many focus on community partnerships, global scholarship, and diversity and inclusion. Light refreshments will be served.


This Tuesday we are excited to hear from Emily Legleitner, Aria Thakore, Nocona Sanders, and Rachel Willis.

Emily Legleitner: How Do You Know?
Library Mentor: Jamie Vander Broek
How do you know? will be an art installation of large scale copper etching self-portraits on paper, accompanied by the publication of personal accounts, research and relevant resources for women and victims of intimate partner abuse. My thesis work will unpack how my own experiences as a survivor of emotional abuse and intimate partner violence may have impacted the ways in which I distinguish my individuality and identity now, and conduct myself in relationships as a young adult.

Aria Thakore: hEARt: an empathetic ear for students everywhere
Library Mentor: Alex Deeke
Our team designed peer-to-peer chat application for Michigan students grappling with stress, overwhelming workloads, anxiety, and depression. The app, called hEARt, connects students who want to talk with students who want to listen. By arming supporters with training and connecting them to students, hEARt aims to make emotional support accessible to students coping with any mental health challenges, ranging from depression to a simple bad day.

Nocona Sanders: 2019 Washtenaw County Consensus Conference
Library Mentor: Leena Lalwani
The 2019 Washtenaw County Consensus Conference will be centered on water security. A variety of issues, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), nutrient runoff, aging infrastructure, and ineffective allocation of existing water resources threaten the area’s continued access to clean water. This conference is unique in that it creates a structured, interactive dialogue between experts and the community empowering citizens to make informed statements on the issues directly affecting their community.

Rachel Willis: Il faut se souvenir, We must not forget: Memorializing slavery in Detroit and Martinique
Library Mentor: Jamie Vander Broek
This photo exhibit and research project aims to expand public knowledge about slavery in Detroit and its connection to the broader context of the French Caribbean slave trade and indigenous slavery in North America. The central narrative linking Detroit and Martinique in this exhibit is the story of five members of the Fox community who were captured at Fort Detroit and sold to Martinique as slaves in the early 1730s. The research will culminate in a photo exhibit in Detroit on the week of Juneteenth 2019.

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Amanda R Peters
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