Archer, Gettelfinger, WSJ editor to discuss the case for diversity Feb. 21

February 6, 2007

DEARBORN / Feb. 12, 2007---The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host "Agents of Social Change? Exploring the Business Case for Diversity" featuring a three-member panel discussion on Feb. 21 at Fairlane Center South as part of the campusís Difficult Dialogues Initiative.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Dining Rooms B and C of the campusís Fairlane Center South Building, located off of Hubbard Drive between Evergreen Road and the Southfield Freeway.

Dennis Archer, chairman of the Dickinson Wright law firm and former mayor of the city of Detroit, will join Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers union, and Steve Moore, economics editorial page editor for the Wall Street Journal, in a panel discussion from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. to talk about diversity issues in the workplace, how the legal and social environment are influencing policies and practices, and practical implications of new laws addressing affirmative action. Chuck Stokes, editorial/public affairs director of WXYZ-TV, will moderate the discussion.

ďThe eveningís discussion will focus on diversity issues in the workplace, how the legal and social environment are influencing policies and practices, and practical implications of new laws addressing affirmative action,Ē according to Bruce Bublitz, dean of the School of Management at UM-Dearborn.

The event is part of the campusís Difficult Dialogues Initiative, sponsored by the Ford Foundation to promote campus environments where sensitive subjects can be discussed in a spirit of open scholarly inquiry, academic freedom and respect for different viewpoints.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Beverly Turowski by e-mail at bturowski@umd.umich.edu or by phone, 313-593-5248.

For more information about the event, contact Joy Beatty at 313-583-6524 or Tim Hartge at 313-593-5336.

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.

 

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