Launched in Spring 2020, our Tanner Talks bring interdisciplinary scholars, writers,
and public figures together with campus and community members for unscripted conversations
about contemporary challenges. Each event consists of a one-hour discussion between
Director Erika George, our invited speaker, and audience members.
Previous Tanner Talk speakers include Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist; Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code; and Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.
Upcoming Tanner Talks
April 17, 2024
Tanner Talk with Robin Wall Kimmer & Kyle Whyte
Robin is the author ofBraiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants.
Kyle is aProfessor of Environment and Sustainability / George Willis Pack Professor at U-M.