The Democratic candidates for Ward 5 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Wednesday evening. Participants included Erica Briggs, David Silkworth and Dan Michniewicz. Around 60 people attended the event virtually.
The Medicare for All Congressional Caucus held a virtual panel to build a case for universal health care after the effects of COVID-19 via Zoom and Facebook Live Friday afternoon. Around 450 people attended through both platforms.
The Democratic candidates for Ward 3 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Wednesday evening. Participants included Evan Redmond, Travis Radina and Anthony Brown. Around 65 people attended the forum virtually.
LSA hosted a virtual panel via Zoom Tuesday afternoon to discuss ways to support the community through the nationwide protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd. The conversation was moderated by Jessica Garcia, LSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion manager. About 500 people attended.
University of Michigan sorority chapter Chi Omega held a virtual fundraiser titled “UMich COVID-19 Meal Collection Fundraiser Challenge” from April 29 to May 1 via Instagram. The donations were used to order meals from local Ann Arbor restaurants, who delivered the meals to Michigan Medicine. In total, the challenge raised around $1,500, resulting in 170 meals donated to essential workers at Michigan Medicine.
The Democratic National Committee discussed the effect of the COVID-19 on Michigan’s economy and the May 2020 Employment Situation Report released by the Trump administration via Zoom Monday afternoon.
The University of Michigan hosted a virtual town hall titled “Constructive Conversations for Societal Change” on Friday in solidarity with the protests that have erupted across the nation against racism and police brutality.
The town hall was moderated by Robert M. Sellers, vice provost of equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and focused on providing a platform for the University of Michigan community to come together.
The Democratic candidates for Ward 2 of City Council participated in an online forum via Facebook Live Thursday evening. Participants included Jane Lumm, D-Ward 2, who is running for re-election and Linh Song, board president of the Ann Arbor District Library, who is running against Lumm. Around 75 people attended the forum virtually.
The Graduate Employees’ Organization held a virtual town hall Thursday evening to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on graduate students and an open letter sent to the University of Michigan Board of Regents, University President Mark Schlissel, Interim Provost Susan Collins and other University officials. Rackham students Katherine McLean and Jeff Lockhart co-chaired the GEO COVID Caucus and led the meeting.