Guillermo del Toro, a Mexican-American film director and writer, is renowned for his hybrid genres, weaving fairy tales with dark, haunting imagery of the sexual, religious and taboo.

University of Michigan faculty, graduate student instructors, research assistants and staff:

I spent time listening to you.

I heard you multiple times.

I joined Young Americans for Freedom as a freshman, and attended meetings despite the adverse effect it took on my mental health.

Giang's family

If you would like to learn more about perspectives on immigrant experiences through different forms of art, check out Shift from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Pendleton Room in the Michigan Union.

I am Palestinian.

Scratch that

Ana Falastinieh

Yeah — that’s better


It’s more than just a word


I am the olive trees that flourish in Palestinian soil

I have friends from everywhere.

Some come from nearby, a few hours away

And some come from afar, overseas they stay.

Some eat different foods than I

SAFE and allies protest in favor of divestment during CSG on the Diag Tuesday.

From the moment I arrived on campus as a freshman, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality has been the closest thing to a community that I've had here.


“That baby is so white,” a stranger said aloud at the grocery store, alarmed at the sight of a dark Southeast Asian man carrying a pale baby girl. It was 1998, potentially 1999. I wish I had my own recollection of that day, but the “white baby” was me.

This is for the Asian/Pacific Islander American social justice community at the University of Michigan — the people who have become my family.

Dear Family,