Programs & Events


CommuniTEA is a weekly tea gathering for students, staff and faculty to build community and share information about what they are experiencing during the week. Students often meet and greet with each other to form connections and friendships. 

Organizations and units are encouraged to collaborate and offer light refreshments or share tea practices that center their cultural practices. Communitea is located in the Sankofa Lounge.  

This event takes place every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. in Sankofa Lounge.

F.A.M. Fridays

F.A.M. Fridays is a series that will celebrate culture through Food, Art, & Music on one Friday of each month. We will explore the different foods our campus community and the larger Ann Arbor community has to offer. The series will also showcase student creativity in art and music. This series is meant to amplify students from marginalized communities and build community through programming.

How to Flourish

Collaborative Programming at the Trotter Multicultural Center offers a variety of programs in partnership with Schools, Colleges, and Units across campus to advance key DEI initiatives through the lens of Multiculturalism and Intercultural Development and to better serve students and the campus community.

Soul Food Sundays

Soul Food Sunday is an event dedicated to honoring the history and traditions of soul food, dating back centuries within the African diaspora. It is a time for students, faculty, and staff of all identities, to come together in recognition and celebration of the African people and African American culture, and its tradition of Sunday gatherings at the home of the family matriarch. Through bread breaking, music, dance, and conversation let us all shine a light on the humble and welcoming love within the Black community.

Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series

The Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series is designed to increase healthy discourse and learning throughout the University of Michigan by inviting speakers from the political and public service sectors of national and international note. Our goal is to bring together bright minds with talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter to students at the University of Michigan.

Forthcoming Programs

The Faith, Race, & Equity Encounter (F.R.E.E.) helps participants understand their religious, spiritual and/or secular (RSS) identity(ies) as a source that informs leadership, healing, activism and their sense of possibility.