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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 26

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar 26 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

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

Description: A Special Presentation by Professor Kayla Wheeler, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Digital Studies, Grand Valley State University

Mar 27

"Pedagogies of Love and Hope in Contexts of Hate" Conversation on the Immigration Ban, Building the Wall, and Mass Shootings: Moving Beyond Despair and Collective Trauma

Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar 27 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: East Lansing Hannah Community Center

Department: College of Education

Description: A Conversation on the Immigration Ban, Building the Wall, and Mass Shootings: Moving Beyond Despair and Collective Trauma In light of recent hate acts that have occurred across our nation, the MSU College of Education, the City of East Lansing, the East Lansing Human Relations Commission, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid Michigan are hosting a facilitated panel and community conversation focused on moving beyond despair and trauma. Collective healing involves dialogue, resource-sharing, and gaining understanding across cultural differences. This event will include panel reflections from community members on the Parkland shooting, the immigration ban, building "the wall," and the Tree of Life Congregation Pittsburgh shooting. Refreshments will be served. All interested community members are welcome.

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)