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Chang (MPP/MSW '14) builds coalitions, better policy

May 3, 2023  |  State & Hill magazine

In 2014, Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW '14) was approached by her community-organizing colleague, then-State Representative, now Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, to run for office. Chang wondered if as an Asian American woman she could represent what was a majority African American and Latino district in the Michigan House.

Headshot of Stephanie Chang

Kane, Tarakhovsky receive UM-Dearborn Social Justice Advocate Award

March 21, 2023  |  By Nick Pfost

Penny Kane and Maria Tarakhovsky were honored with UM-Dearborn's Social Justice Advocate Award. Both Kane and Tarakhovsky have facilitated dialogues in ALA 171, Making the Most of Michigan, with The Program on Intergroup Relations.

Tarakhovsky and Kane

IGR alum and State Sen. Stephanie Chang given top Ford School alumni honor

February 6, 2023  |  By Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (adapted by Nick Pfost)

The Ford School of Public Policy is recognizing IGR alum and State Senator Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW '14) with its top alumni award for dedication to excellence in public service. Chang will be honored with the Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award on March 6.

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