About Embracing Our Differences Michigan

Embracing Our Differences Michigan is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and education to open hearts and celebrate the diversity of the human family.

Mission and Vision

Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.

We envision a society that embraces differences, builds respect and celebrates the diversity of the human family.

Program Description

Embracing Our Differences Michigan uses the transformative power of art combined with an educational curriculum to celebrate diversity. The centerpiece is a juried, outdoor exhibit featuring 60 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists, writers and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme “enriching our lives through diversity.”

Beautiful, breathtaking and insightful artwork on the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion are selected from submissions from around the world as well as from local artists. They are enlarged to billboard size, printed on 16’ by 12’ 13 oz vinyl posters, and are installed in Gallup Park and Riverside Park in Ypsilanti.

Land acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional homelands and ancestral territories of the people from the Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Wyandot tribes who lived on the land and along the Huron River for hundreds of years before Ann Arbor’s founding as a city. 

We honor the land itself and the people who stewarded it.

Make a Donation

Your donations help us spread out mission to educate and inspire to create a better world. We have many levels or sponsorship and opportunites.