Join Students of Color in Public Policy for a week of events

SCPP Week!

Hey Fordies,

SCPP is hosting a series of events all of next week! Please join your fellow SCPP members in our upcoming events including our first potluck of the semester, a coffee hour with SCPP and a Diversity Seminar talk w/Prof. John Garcia. See below for details.

SCPP Potluck at the UM Ginsberg Center

Friday, Feb. 22nd 2013 at 6pm

1024 Hill St

Ann Arbor, MI

Counting down the days til the next Ford School Potluck? Waiting for the next chance to show off your culinary prowess? Well you're in luck, because SCPP is hosting another legendary potluck dinner this Friday. Bring a dish to share and come catch up with SCPP and friends--all are welcome!

Who: You!

Where: The Ginsberg Center Commons(1024 Hill Street)

When: Friday, February 22nd @ 6pm

For those attending, please send Kanika Shields an email at with your item by Wednesday February 20th.

If cooking is not your thing, you can also bring utensils, napkins, cups, paper plates, and beverages.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Coffee Chat w/SCPP

Monday, Feb. 25th 2013 at 12-1pm

735 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI

The Students of Color in Public Policy is inviting you to a coffee chat focusing on diversity and the Ford School. After the recent community discussion at the Diversity Summit we thought it is important to continue this conversation on how best students and staff can improve the Ford School environment. Our conversation will begin with the debriefing of the Diversity Summit then turn towards what are next steps to improvement. This is a free and open community event organized to hear from you.

What: The Coffee Chat w/ SCPP

When: Monday, February 25th, 2013 12-1pm

Where: Frey Classroom, Room 1210, Ford School

Benefit: Free coffee, snacks, and conversation

Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend. We hope to see you there!

We Are Americans: Political Incorporation, Immigrants, and Challenging Perspectives w/ Professor John Garcia

Thursday, Feb. 28th 2013 at 12-1pm

735 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI

Diversity Talks: A Seminar Series on Policy and Race presents


Research Professor, ICPSR, University of Michigan

Thursday, February 28, 2013 12pm-1pm

Weill Hall, Room 3240 (3rd Floor Seminar Room)

In 2012, one in 7.5 persons in the U.S. is foreign-born. Debates have been intense about who can and does fit in “our” socio-political American fabric. Dr. Garcia's presentation examines the concept of political incorporation/integration, its multi-faceted dimensions and links to civic and political engagement and public policy arenas.

Lunch will be served. PLEASE RSVP to by Monday, February 25th if you plan to attend, as space is limited.

This event is sponsored by The Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) in partnership with the Center for Public Policy inDiverse Societies of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

“Diversity Talks” is a seminar series led by guest faculty members to discuss policy issues relating to race and underserved communities of color. In each seminar session, a particular topic will be discussed engaging issues of public policy, race, and other related fields to promote an interdisciplinary and alternative approach to policymaking. There will be time for lunch, a presentation by the guest faculty member, and an open discussion with the students and participants attending the seminar.

Speaker Bio: Professor John Garcia

Prof. Garcia is the current Archive director of Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD) at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dr. Garcia holds a Professorship in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He received his Ph.D. in Government at Florida State University (1971), and was awarded a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Urban Affairs, Northwestern University before accepting a position at the University of Arizona. . His current term as Archive Director will work to build upon the successful accomplishments of this relatively new unit. His primary areas of research and teaching are: minority group politics, especially Latinos; political behavior; political mobilization, urban politics; social survey research; and public policy.