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Sep 20

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sep 20 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: MSU - RCAH Theater - C20 Snyder Hall

Department: American Indian & Indigenous Studies

Description: Inaate/Se/ - Film screening and discussion with anishinaabeg filmmakers Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil - presented by American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS). "Inaate/Se/" Film It shines a certain way to a certain place./ It flies. Falls./

Sep 21

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 21 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MSU, The Vista at Shaw Hall 591 N Shaw Ln, East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Department: Michigan State Muslim Students' Association

Description: Didn't get a chance to go home for Eid ul Adha? In partnership with Eat At State | Michigan State University, we are hosting a dinner in honor of Eid ul Adha, one of the Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year! The menu will include lamb (halal), basmati rice, goat biryani, baklava & more. Everyone is welcome to attend! Come celebrate with your Spartan Muslims and enjoy great food! Asr and Maghreb services will be accommodated for! Don't have a meal plan? Dinner is $10.50 plus tax! We will be selling memberships for MSA at this event! Don't forget: $30 for the school year and $20 for the semester. See you all there, inshallah! Link:

Sep 21

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 21 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: MSU, Summer Circle Theater, 600 Auditorium Rd.

Department: American Indian and Indigenous Studies & Native American Institute

Description: Native Welcome reception where we gather as a community to welcome the incoming, and returning Indigenous students to MSU. We will feature programs, departments, faculty and staff that work to enhance the student experience on campus. Our student organizations will be represented including cultural performances.

Sep 21

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 21 | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: 648 N Shaw Ln, East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Department: Native American Law Students Association - MSU College of Law

Description: Native American Law Students Association invites the Indigenous community, law community, and allies to Paint the Rock to draw awareness to the issue of Native American mascots. Michigan Senate Bill 487 would ban the use of "Redskins" in schools. Currently, five schools in Michigan use “Redskins” as their mascot. The United Tribes of Michigan passed a resolution denouncing the use of the term. We plan to paint the rock for display on Michigan Indian Day, so need volunteers to stand guard during the day to secure our spot and during the night until sunrise. Thurs. Sept. 21 at 9:00pm for the rock painting and for a group picture of solidarity. Rock guarding is early Sept. 21-22. Sign up here: (

Sep 22

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 22 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: MSU, McDonel Kiva, 817 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing MI 48825

Department: Culturas de las Razas Unidas

Description: This FRIDAY join us to discuss and learn more about this current situation! Attached is also a google docs where everyone is free to write down any questions you might have and we will try our best to have them answered! Amidst the controversial topic of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the recent act of rescinding it for over 800,000 immigrants of all backgrounds, Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. and Culturas De Las Razas Unidas (CRU) have created an event to promote a safe space in discussing this pertinent issue. While recognizing that this is an issue facing various communities and backgrounds, we ask for any and all support for this type of forum. This event will be led by immigration attorney panelists speaking and answering questions on DACA in order to gain a better understanding on what to do next for Dreamers and/or those who are unfamiliar with this policy. If you know of someone who this may apply to, please feel free to share this as the attorneys will be available for additional questions or concerns in regards to immigration. #supportdaca

Sep 24

Date/Time: Sunday, Sep 24 | 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Location: pin Hide Map River Town Adventures 325 City Market Dr, Lansing, Michigan 48912

Department: MSU Hillel & Jewish Student Union

Description: Join us for a kayaking excursion as we embrace the Jewish new year! Rabbi B will lead a brief tashlich* program where we reflect on what we want out of the new year. Come at 2:45 for tashlich and to grab a kayak before we embark on our journey- it'll be boatloads of fun! Free for Hillel students. *ritual casting away of shortcomings EMAIL EDEN TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, SPACES ARE LIMITED! If you need a ride, contact Eden Sittsamer

Sep 25

Date/Time: Monday, Sep 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: MSU, Wells Hall, Room B-342

Department: MSU Hillel and the MSU Jewish Studies Program

Description: Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has appeared in many prominent outlets including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. His writings have received awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies. This event is co-sponsored by MSU Hillel and the MSU Jewish Studies Program

Sep 26

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sep 26 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Gier Community Center 2400 Hall St, Lansing, Michigan 48906

Department: Hosted by Election 20XX

Description: ELECTION 20XX CITY LEADERSHIP DEBATE Join us for the final event in the Election 20XX City Leadership series. Candidates will engage in a moderaated debate with questions pertaining to issues impacting the lives of Metro Lansing residents.

Sep 28

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 28 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: pin Hide Map Lansing Brewing Company 518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, Michigan 48912

Department: Hosted The City Pulse, C&R News, and ACD

Description: The City Pulse and ACD are sponsoring this event. It's being broadcast by C&R News over Facebook Live using ACD's fiber optic network. Venue sponsor is Lansing Brewing Company. Doors open 5:00pm Debate Starts At: 6:00pm.

Oct 6

Date/Time: Friday, Oct 6 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: MSU International Center, 3rd Floor, 427 N SHAW LN, East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Department: Graduate History Association at Michigan State University

Description: “Hierarchies of Migration Rights: Ideology and Law in the 1917 Barred Zone Act.” Madeline Y. Hsu served as Director of the Center for Asian American Studies 2006-2014 and the Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas. She is currently Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born in Columbia, Missouri but grew up in Taiwan and Hong Kong between visits with her grandparents at their store in Altheimer, Arkansas. She received her undergraduate degrees in History from Pomona College and PhD from Yale University. Her first monograph, Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 (Stanford University Press, 2000) received the 2002 Association for Asian American Studies History Book Award. Her edited anthologies include Chinese Americans and the Politics of Culture, with Sucheng Chan (Temple University Press, 2008) and Chinese American Transnational Politics (University of Illinois Press, 2010) featuring articles by Him Mark Lai. The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority(Princeton University Press, 2015) is her second monograph. She is currently writing “Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction” for Oxford University Press.

Oct 9

Date/Time: Monday, Oct 9 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd

Department: Metro-Lansing TRHT

Description: It is time to roll up our sleeves and dive into the goals and objectives set forth in the TRHT Lansing Plan. Our work will be accomplished through five Transformation Teams, each with a set of objectives that we will be held accountable for implementing over the next five years. What is missing from our strategies? Who is missing from our teams? How will we measure our progress and hold ourselves accountable?

Oct 10

Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct 10 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: MSU - Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Department: MSU School of Planning Design & Construction

Description: Henry Cisneros - In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month Cities and the Economy, Smart Growth and Sustainability, and American Latinos and the Nation’s Future. - Free and open to the public! Henry Cisneros, PhD, currently Co-Chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Task Force. He is a four-time Mayor of San Antonio, TX, and has served as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Cisneros is the author of 14 books, including Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity, Latinos and the Nation’s Future, and Interwoven Destines, Cities and the Nation. He has a PhD in Public Administration from The George Washington University. School of Planning, Design and Construction

Oct 11

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct 11 | 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: MSU LBGT Resource Center

Department: MSU LBGT Resource Center

Description: Wednesday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day! In celebration of our selves and our identities, we’re taking pictures in our free tee shirts, munching on Froot Loops, and hanging out all day! Stop by any time during our regular office hours, from 9AM until 7PM, to join in the festivities and get your free tee shirt!

Oct 13

Date/Time: Friday, Oct 13 - Sunday, Oct 15 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Clinton Global Initiative University

Description: Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 commitments, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers through CGI U.

Oct 16

Date/Time: Monday, Oct 16 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Green Room (Main Library: 4 West

Department: Michigan State University Libraries

Description: Join the Conversation: Diversity, Inclusion, and Refugee Experience What are the backgrounds, struggles, triumphs, and contributions of people from around the world who join our communities? Please join us for a panel discussion and conversation about diversity, inclusion, and refugee experiences. The panel discussion will last approximately one hour, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with the audience. Featured speakers: Paula Franz, Executive Director, Global Institute of Lansing Stephanie Nawyn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Gender in Global Context Suban Nur-Cooley, WRAC doctoral student and contributing writer, Refuge Lansing project Rod Sandford, contributing photographer, Refuge Lansing project and retired photojournalist at Lansing State Journal This event is offered in conjunction with the Refuge Lansing traveling exhibit (on display in the Green Room of the MSU Main Library on the evening of October 16th). Through this special exhibit created by local writers and photographers working with the Refugee Development Center, we also welcome members of the MSU and local communities to learn about and celebrate twelve new stories of resettlement to the Lansing area. Cosponsored by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, the Citizen Scholars Program of the College of Arts and Letters, the English Language Center, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Diversity Advisory Committee of the MSU Libraries. The exhibit will also be displayed on Friday, October 13th in the 2nd floor atrium area of Wells Hall, with an opening reception from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Oct 26

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct 26 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: CADL Lansing Branch - 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933

Department: WKAR, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, & Capital Area District Libraries (CADL)

Description: *Pop-up Stories (Adults) Thursday October 26, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm Join us for an evening of community storytelling on the theme of "Transformations." If you've ever reinvented yourself, changed your environment, or had a life-altering experience, we want to hear about it! Stories should be true, firsthand accounts, around 5 minutes long. They will be recorded for possible use on the radio, with permission, and should be family and FCC-friendly. If you don't have a story to share, enjoy yourself as an audience member. ((FREE street parking downtown after 6 p.m.) *Sign up to tell a story, or request disability arrangements, by emailing Katie Cook at

Nov 4

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov 4

Location: MSU, African Studies Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, Room 100

Department: African Studies Center & Alliance for African Partnership

Description: On November 4, 2017, Michigan State University will launch the Year of Global Africa. This 18-month celebration will highlight MSU’s rich history of connection with our many partners across Africa and throughout the African Diaspora. The thematic year will begin with an African cultural performance in Spartan Stadium, featuring African guest artists, the Spartan Marching band and MSU African international student dancers. Throughout the Year of Africa MSU colleges, departments, programs and organizations are all invited to work closely with the Year of Africa team to create activities and programs connected to our three core themes: global Africa; unity in diversity; and partnership.

Mar 15

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 - Saturday, Mar 17

Location: Washington, DC United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Department: Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry

Description: 10th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference By MSU Department of Psychiatry March 15-17, 2018 Washington, DC United States Institute of Peace THEME: Out of the Shackles: Pursuit of Civil Justice in the Face of Psychological Trauma The number of hate crimes, bullying, and microaggressions American Muslims experience is drawing increasing attention. Scholarly research on the subject began long before the recent political rhetoric and even before 9/11. However, the mechanisms, scale, and impact of the treatment of American Muslims requires more rigorous study and better dissemination. Furthermore, the American Muslim experience is subject to American social and structural realities. The role of race, violence, policing, surveillance, educational policy, mental health care access and reform, immigration policy, and civil liberties in the U.S. all impact the American Muslim experience. Interventions, whether at a clinical, programmatic, or policy level have not been well described. This conference seeks scholars who will offer an analysis as well as intervention for American Muslims’ challenges.