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Tuesday, March 7

oSTEM

Hello!

I hope this email finds you well! We wanted to tell you about our student organization, oSTEM, and a special event that we are currently planning. oSTEM (“Out in STEM”) is an organization for LGBTQ+ identifying students studying in STEM fields at the University of Michigan. We aim to foster a community where all students are welcome and their unique identities are celebrated. In early April we’re launching a week-long event to that end, called the “I’m a Friend” Campaign. The event will take place from April 10-14 with the goals of making allyship an accessible, inclusive experience on campus and raising awareness of various methodologies of allyship/friendship.

We want you to be part of this campaign! You can show your support by  wearing a free shirt  that says “I’m a Friend” on the first day of the campaign,  Monday, April 10. We will also provide you with some information on what to say about being a visible ally and about the campaign in case anyone asks you about the shirt. We also hope that you will take a few minutes at the beginning of your classes to talk about the campaign. We’ll send reminder emails with more information as April approaches!

If you’re interested,  please fill out this form  by Monday, March 13. If you know of other professors who might be interested, feel free to forward this along!

Thank you for your support,
The oSTEM Team

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Angela D. Dillard
Earl Lewis Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies 
and in the Residential College