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Jan 12

Date/Time: Saturday, Jan 12 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: 103 Erickson Kiva

Department: The Department of English

Description: The teach-in is a professional development event for educators interested in receiving support and teaching resources for the book THUG. Open to the Public.

Jan 15

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan 15

Location: MSU Museum

Department: MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: Rebecca Campbell (Psychology), Tana Fedewa (Sexual Assault Program), Amy Bonomi (Human Development and Family Studies Department), Nicole Buchanan (Psychology), Melissa Hudecz (Army of Survivors); Moderator: Heather L. McCauley (Human Development & Family Studies)

Jan 16

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan 16 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Conrad Auditorium, Polycom G029 DMC, UC3 Macomb, 120 Secchia Grand Rapids

Department: College of Human Medicine, Nursing, Ostepathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Description: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Keynote Speaker. Dinner at 5:00, program at 6:00 p.m.

Jan 17

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. "Motor City Pop Culture: 111 Years of Mixing, Bottling and Trucking Faygo on Detroit's Near East Side"

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 17 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum) and the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations)

Description: Joe Grimm, MSU School of Journalism and author of The Faygo Book (Wayne State University Press, 2018)

Jan 17

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 17 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Union: Mosaic Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)

Description: This event is open to all administrator, faculty, academic specialists, and staff colleagues. Women of Color is meant to be a unifying term and is inclusive of Black, Arab, Asian, Chicana, Latina, Native, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and biracial/multiracial identities.

Jan 18

Date/Time: Friday, Jan 18

Location: MSU Union MOSAIC Multicultural Unity Center

Department: Honors College, Undergraduate Research, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Description: The 2nd Annual Diversity Research Showcase provides students with the space to discuss their diversity research with peers, faculty, and staff in a supportive and constructive atmosphere. Topics span cultural, ethnic, functional, gender, international, LGBTQ+, political, and spiritual/religious diversity. This opportunity was made possible by sponsorship from the Honors College, the Undergraduate Research Office, and the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and by the work and support of members from the Honors College Inclusive Excellence Strategic Committee.

Jan 20

Date/Time: Sunday, Jan 20 - Friday, Jan 18 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU Jazz Studies Program, College of Music

Description: A commemorative concert celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring the Jazz Orchestra and special guests, directed by Rodney Whitaker. Two concerts: Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets required (free) from Jazz Studies: 517-353-5340, or at the College of Music Box Office.

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center, Room Big Ten A

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and MLK Student Planning Committee

Description: This year's theme: "Free Speech: Constitutional Right vs. Respectful Discourse" Keynote speaker: Kasey Coleman, Senior, College of Engineering. Prizes valued at $1,000, $500, and $250 awarded to the best three student presentations. FREE. Must register for lunch.

Jan 21

MSU MLK Day of Civic Engagement

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Kellogg Center, Rooms Centennial A, B, C

Department: Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Description: This event is FREE and open to MSU students, faculty, staff and community partners. Build inclusive communities together with others in the MSU and Lansing communities. Participate in service projects throughout the day.

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21

Location: Erickson Kiva

Department: School of Social Work, Office of the President, Student Affairs & Services, Kellogg Center and James Madison College

Description: The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert L. Green, Dean Emeritus at Michigan State University and Dr. King’s former education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. Green will present “The Man I Knew” in the Erickson Kiva on the campus of Michigan State University

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 110 Chittenden Hall

Department: Council of Graduate Students

Description: Issues of identity-race, socioeconomic status, religion, etc.-frequently come up in the class discussions. How can TAs and instructors support open conversations around these topics while maintaining a safe and respectful environment for their students? Dr. Jessica Garcia, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate to the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, will lead a workshop aimed at providing graduate and professional students with skills to navigate identity-related discussions in the classroom. Pizza lunch provided from noon to 1:00.

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 - Friday, Feb 15 | 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: RCAH LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall C200

Department: RCAH, LookOut! Gallery, with support from a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Description: For the 8th Annual RCAH Perspectives on African American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition, the LookOut! Gallery presents "Lingering in the Minor Key," a solo exhibition of works by Justin Bryant. In found objects, painting, drawing, printmaking, and video, Bryant employs strategies of negation to explore the gaps that inhere in black archives and to suggest the fugitive and dissonant conditions of African diasporic identity. Born in Stuttgart AR., Justin Bryant received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012 and his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. He has taken courses at Penland School of Craft, Ox-bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, the Art Students League in New York and he was also a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’17). Justin’s recent work investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to construct a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative, and history. Justin has shown at the Zoe B. Art Center in Chicago Illinois, Ten Gallery in New Orleans and he will soon be a featured artist at the Thea Art Foundation in North Little Rock, AR. The LookOut! Gallery Gallery is located on the second floor of Snyder Hall on MSU's campus, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Free and open to all. For parking information, please visit: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2849c96e4c65dce835c678276/files/SnyPhi_Parking_Access_Info_Map.pdf

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall C200

Department: LookOut! Gallery, RCAH, with support from a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

Description: For the 8th Annual RCAH Perspectives on African American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition, the LookOut! Gallery presents "Lingering in the Minor Key," a solo exhibition of works by Justin Bryant. In found objects, painting, drawing, printmaking, and video, Bryant employs strategies of negation to explore the gaps that inhere in black archives and to suggest the fugitive and dissonant conditions of African diasporic identity. Join us for a special MLK Jr. Day opening reception featuring a discussion with the artist. Light refreshments will be served. Born in Stuttgart AR., Justin Bryant received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012 and his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. He has taken courses at Penland School of Craft, Ox-bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, the Art Students League in New York and he was also a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’17). Justin’s recent work investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to construct a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative, and history. Justin has shown at the Zoe B. Art Center in Chicago Illinois, Ten Gallery in New Orleans and he will soon be a featured artist at the Thea Art Foundation in North Little Rock, AR. "Lingering in the Minor Key" will be open from January 21 through . Feb 15, 2019. The LookOut! Gallery is located on the second floor of Snyder Hall on MSU's campus, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m.

Jan 21

MLK March for Justice

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Location: Start at Kellogg Center, Big Ten A, and proceed to Beaumont Tower

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and March Captains

Description: A symbolic march for social justice for all. Join students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members to honor the legacy of Dr. King, Jr., one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders. Proceed from the Kellogg Center to Beaumont Tower, concluding with an inspirational speech. Groups should register ahead of time: http://bit.ly/MSU-2019-MLK-March-Group-Sign-Up

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Museum

Department: MSU Museum

Description: Those from the March for Justice and the wider community are invited to the MSU Museum after the march for exhibits: “Under One Sky: Global Connections in an Adire Quilt”; “On the Job in Abomey: Portraits of Working People in Benin”; “War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism and Dissent in the Great War.”

Jan 21

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 21 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Hubbard Dining Hall, 2nd Floor, Room C200

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and Residential and Hospitality Services

Description: Food is powerful. It brings us together, shapes our memories, and empowers our communities. On Dr. King's holiday, MSU staff, faculty, and their families have a special opportunity to come together with students to eat, fellowship and reflect on the legacy of Dr. King. Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Cook, Associate Professor, James Madison College. Guest are invited to donate to the MLK Endowed Scholarship and to the MSU Student Food Bank.

Jan 25

Date/Time: Friday, Jan 25 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: MSU Union

Department: Diversity Research Network, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Description: This workshop will feature presentations and panels with prominent MSU scholars for your mentoring, learning, and support. Topics include: Preventing Shipwreck: Grant Improvement; Pursuing Personally-defined Success and Excellence in Context; Community Based Research within Communities of Color: Success in Collaborative Research Contexts. The workshop will also feature grant consultations with Tom Hollon of the OVPRGS, statistical consultations with CSTAT, and other OVPRGS resources. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2019DRNWorkshop

Jan 25

Date/Time: Friday, Jan 25 | 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Snyder-Phillips Hall

Department: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Natural Science, College of Social Science, Graduate School, Honors College, James Madison College (JMC), Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC), Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH)

Description: A daylong festival celebrating art as a tool for social justice. The festival provides a space for MSU faculty, staff, and students and the surrounding community to engage in topics related to social justice. This event is free but you will need to register.

Jan 29

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan 29 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MSU International Center, Room 330

Department: Muslim Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies

Description: A Special Presentation by Professor Dustin Byrd of Olivet College and Michigan State University

Jan 30

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Location: A133 Life Sciences Building

Department: School of Criminal Justice

Description: MSU's School of Criminal Justice invites you to view Policing the Police, a Frontline documentary that examines the relationship between Newark community members and law enforcement, use of force, and police reform efforts. Following the movie, a panel will discuss use of force issues and take questions submitted by audience members. Moderator: Jennifer Cobbina, Associate Professor, MSU School of Criminal Justice Panelists: Andrew Bouck, Undersheriff, Ingham County Sheriffs Office LaShawn Erby, Co-Chapter Lead and Co-founding member, Black Lives Matter Lansing Rev. Gill Ford, Former Director, NAACP National Headquarters Carol Siemon, Ingham County Prosecutor Scott Wolfe, Associate Professor, MSU School of Criminal Justice Michael Yankowski, Chief of Police, Lansing Police Department

Feb 1

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 1 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Department: CRU-Latinx Student Org

Description: We are looking for workshops in the following areas: EDUCATION: options after high school, how to select a college, how to select the right major, how to find a job in today’s market, how to choose careers, understanding FAFSA, how to get internships, how to get into graduate school, how to be a lifelong learner. HEALTH: dieting and eating healthy, teen sexuality, holistic healing, healthy living, and special topics for women over 40, mental health, disease prevention strategies, healthy cooking, and understanding nutrition. LEGAL: understanding your rights, how to navigate the legal system, careers options in the legal system, how to communicate with local and state officials, how to run a campaign. STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) how to navigate the STEM field and your career options. FINANCE & BUSINESS: how to create, sustain, and flourish in your entrepreneurship, how to finance and budget. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & SELF EMPOWERMENT: how to build confidence, how to dress for the occasion, how to develop healthy relationships in the workplace, how to prevent or get out of domestic violence situations, beauty tips or strategies, self-help techniques, how to improve family generational values/traditions/heritage, teenage and single parenting strategies. All workshop rooms will be equipped with Projector/Screen, Easel, Flip Chart Paper, and Markers. (Lap Top/computers/DVD players will not be provided). If you need anything else, please let us know below. If you have any questions, please contact: Janet Ibarra ibarraja@msu.edu

Feb 1

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 1 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Kellogg Center, Michigamme Room

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Description: Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Yip, Fordham University. Continental Breakfast begins at 9:45. Register: https://tinyurl.com/mcd2019january

Feb 1

Our Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. "From the Forest to the Newsroom: The Hidden Labor of the Newspaper Business"

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 1 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum) and the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations)

Description: Michael Stamm, MSU Department of History

Feb 4

Date/Time: Monday, Feb 4 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: MSU International Center, Room 303

Department: African American and African Studies, Muslim Studies Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of Religious Studies, and the University of Michigan Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC)

Description: A Special Presentation by Zaheer Ali of the Brooklyn Historical Society and New York University

Feb 7

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 7 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Auditorium

Description: Senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas; Haynes is also an author, radio show host and social activist. With a passion for people and community, he has been an activist against racial, economic and social injustice from the local to the national levels.

Feb 11

Our Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. "Forging Global Solidarity: Dockworkers and Black Internationalism"

Date/Time: Monday, Feb 11 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum), the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations) and MSU African Studies Center

Description: Peter Cole, Department of History, Western Illinois University

Feb 12

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 12 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: MSU Museum

Department: MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: Megan Mass (Human Development & Family Studies), Catherine Grosso (School of Law), Louise Harder (Army of Survivors), Danielle Moore (Army of Survivors), Kimberly Hurst (WC SAFE); Moderator: Tom Fritz, Jr. (Education)

Feb 13

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 13

Location: MSU International Center, Room 303

Department: African American and African Studies, Muslim Studies Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Department of Religious Studies, and Center for Gender in Global Context

Description: A Special Presentation by Professor Ula Yvette Taylor, H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, University of California-Berkeley

Feb 20

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 20

Location: N100 Business College Complex

Department: Multicultural Business Programs and Altria Group Distribution Company

Description: Each team selects a multicultural hero from the list provided on the application. A team has 10 minutes to make their case including a biographical overview, how their hero has carried and passed the torch of justice, how their hero contributed to the struggle for human rights, the relationship between their hero and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and why he/she should be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The winning team is selected by a panel of judges and will receive a $2000 grand prize. In the past 17 years, 531 students have participated the Multicultural Heroes Case Competition.

Feb 20

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 20

Location: MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Department: MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: Danielle McGuire (Wayne State) , Tamara Butler (English), Amanda Thomashow (Army of Survivors); Moderator: Melanie Jacobs (School of Law

Feb 21

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 21

Location: Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre

Description: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post columnist, Robinson long ago recognized the interconnections between politics and culture and frequently adds his unique view of the American narrative on MSNBC.

Feb 22

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 22

Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Description: The conference will include: - “WOC Circles: Navigating –isms in the Workplace” which will provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues around issues that are important to us - “Storytelling: Expanding WOC’s Presence and Leadership at MSU” – a panel discussion with amazing women leaders - Keynote address by Dr. Judi Brown Clarke Women of Color is meant to be a unifying term and is inclusive of Black, Arab, Asian, Chicana, Latina, Native, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and biracial/multiracial identities. This event is free and open to all.

Feb 22

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 22 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center

Department: Community Education and Research Collaborative, African-American and African Studies Program, Department of Teacher Education, Department of Community Sustainability

Description: Looking for new ways to involve students in community-engaged research? Interested in possible approaches? Three MSU faculty members will share their experiences in guiding students to respectfully work with communities as collaborators on research projects, both in and outside of the classroom. In this workshop, faculty members will: 1. share theoretical models and practical approaches used in their engaged research; 2. guide participants through a process to promote self-reflection throughout the engaged research process--mirroring the process used to support students who are involved in community-engaged research; and 3. support participants in the identification and planning for their own engaged research projects with students and community partners. Workshop participants will come away with big picture ideas as well as practical strategies to use in mentoring students through the community-engaged research process. Presenters: Tamara ButlerExternal link - opens in new window, Department of English, African-American and African Studies Vaughn WatsonExternal link - opens in new window, Teacher Education Stephanie WhiteExternal link - opens in new window, Community Sustainability

Feb 22

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 22 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 110 Chittenden Hall

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Academic Advancement Network, and Associate Provost's of Undergraduate Education

Description: Jennifer E. Cobbina’s research examines the intersection of race, gender, and crime. Her work also focuses on prisoner reentry, desistance, and recidivism.

Feb 28

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 28 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre

Description: Civil rights activist, presidential advisor and author, Jordan has held infl uential positions in politics, the public service arena, corporate America and law. A graduate of DePauw University and Howard University School of Law, he has never hesitated to speak truth to power or to choose his own path, regardless of others’ views.

Mar 1

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 1

Location: MSU Union, Lake Huron Room

Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Description: Speaker: Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake, University of Michigan. Continental Breakfast begins at 9:45 am. Register: https://tinyurl.com/mcd2019march

Mar 12

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar 12 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: MSU Museum

Department: MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: Kate Wells (Michigan Radio), Kim Kozlowski (Detroit News), Judith Walgren (School of Journalism), Teresa Mastin (Advertising and Public Relations), Joanne Gerstner (Journalism); Moderator: Mark Auslander (MSU Museum)

Mar 22

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. "Pennies, Potatoes and Pingree: The Working Class and Detroit's Progressive Mayor in the 1890's"

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 22 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum) and the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations)

Description: Sean M. Wright, MSU Department of History

Mar 28

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. “‘I Want Equal Pay for Equal Work:’ Latinas and Black Women at Bell Telephone in Michigan, 1968-1980”

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 28 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum), the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations), MSU Chicano Latino Studies Program, the MSU Julian Samora Research Institute and the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context

Description: Delia Fernandez, MSU Department of History

Apr 1

Date/Time: Monday, Apr 1 | 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center

Department: James Madison College

Description: The biennial Race in the 21st Century America conference brings to campus leading scholars, community activists, public officials and residents, representing racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality and other forms of diversity, to participate in an important conversation with the Michigan State University community, as well as Lansing area residents, about the problem of race in America. The race conference, as we call our project, is fundamentally designed to examine systems of power and privilege in the United States, especially the impact of these ‘systems’ on communities of color.

Apr 5

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series. “Hammering against the Reds: How the AFL-CIO Fought Communism in Latin America through Urban Planning”

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 5

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MSU Museum) and the Labor Education Program (MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations)

Description: Andrew Herod, Department of Geography, University of Georgia

Apr 6

Date/Time: Saturday, Apr 6

Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Department: CRU-Latinx Student Organization

Description: The Día de la Mujer Conference began in 1994 to highlight the accomplishments of Latina women in our community. Since that time DDLM has grown into a multi-faceted series of workshops focusing on Education, Health, Legal, STEM, Finance, Business, Interpersonal Relationships, and self-empowerment for Latinas of all ages and backgrounds. Our conference goals are to empower, motivate, inspire, connect and support Latinas and all women in their quest for advancement in society. DDLM is also an excellent opportunity for non-Latinos, who are interested in learning about the beliefs, views, and way of life in the Latino community. DDLM recognizes that there is value in difference and is an excellent cross-cultural experience for all who take advantage of the opportunity. DDLM is open to all regardless of ethnic background. We encourage everyone to attend and participate in all that DDLM has to offer. DDLM is open and inclusive of all who value diversity and wish to learn about the growing Latino community.

Apr 16

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 16 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: MSU Museum

Department: The spring speakers series a partnership between the MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: This innovative exhibition is co-curated by sister survivors and their allies, reflecting on the vast crisis of sexual violence centered on the MSU campus in recent years. Inspired by hundreds of teal bows and ribbon tied in early 2018 around campus trees as tributes to the survivors, the exhibit chronicles the continuing struggle by the survivors to call public attention to sexual violence and to promote dignity, healing, and positive transformation locally and globally. Visual art, poetry, text, and audio installations celebrate the power of singular and collective voices to challenge injustice, demand institutional accountability, and build a better world. A living reminder to each and every survivor of sexual violence that you are not alone, this dynamic space invites interactive dialogue with all visitors, as we consider together strategies to promote institutional change and nurture cultures of safety, compassion, and healing. The exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm and will run through March 2020.

Apr 19

Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives: Serenading for Democracy and Labor Rights in Wisconsin: The Longest Running Protest Sing in History

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 19 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Green Room, MSU Library Room 449W

Department: School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and MSU Library

Description: Tom Kastle’s program of songs and tales from the Solidarity Sing-along at the State Capitol in Madison (the longest protest sing in history in response to the gutting of labor rights by the Wisconsin legislature and former Governor Scott Walker)

Apr 23

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 23

Location: MSU Museum

Department: MSU Museum and the Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

Description: Alexandra Bourque (Artist), Jordyn Fishman (Artist), Kelly Hansen (Exhibition Designer), Karin Zitzewitz (Art, Art History and Design), Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis), Valerie von Frank (Sister Survivors Support Parents’ Group), Trinea Gonczar (WC SAFE); Moderator: Carla Acevedo Yates (Broad Art Museum)