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Building Inclusive Communities Events Calendar

Jul 10

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jul 10

Location: 201 International Center

Department: University Outreach and Engagement, African American and African Studies

Description: Siyabulela Mandela is a South African scholar and diplomat from Nelson Mandela University and the former Youth Pioneer at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha. Mandela will engage a conversation with MSU students around activism, politics, and cultural heritage.

Aug 6

Year of Global Africa: The History of African Studies at MSU-a MSU Libraries Exhibit

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 6 - Monday, Dec 31 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: MSU Library

Department: MSU Library and MSUFCU

Description: From Nsukka to Now: The History of African Studies at MSU This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries’ Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism. This exhibit is sponsored by MSUFCU.

Sep 13

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: For more than fifty years, Dr. Hartwig has lived in Minnesota, North Carolina and Tanzania as a teacher, researcher, program facilitator and as a writer. She taught at St. Olaf College and North Carolina Central University. The Lutheran College Consortium for Tanzania, an exchange program between several Lutheran colleges and the University of Dar es Salaam was operative for thirty-three years. Mwangaza Education for Parthership ELCA/ELCT is in its twenty first year. She has published four books, the most recent – EDUCATION OF A STRANGER (2014) and LIVING WITH DYING – A FAMILY VOCATION (2017). The primary documents, letters, pictures and tapes related to ANICETI KITEREZA – A TANZANIAN EPIC, were collected in 1969 when she lived on the island of Ukerewe. During that time, her husband, Gerald Hartwig, assembled oral traditions from the Bakerebe in preparation of writing their history. Kitereza was one of his informants. The Hartwigs published four articles related to Kitereza's novel – Bwana Myombekere na Bibi Bugonoka. Currently, Dr. Hartwig lives in Roseville, MN. She is mother of four, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven.

Sep 18

Date/Time: Tuesday, Sep 18 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: 147 Communications Arts and Sciences

Department: College of Communication Arts & Sciences

Description: Director Miao Wang will screen and discuss "Maineland," a documentary film "that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine." Wang will share the production processes and her own stories about acclimating to America.