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Building Inclusive Communities Events Calendar

Jan 16

Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan 16 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington Ave., Lansing

Description: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), together with more than 130 organizations committed to its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise, are leading and promoting a National Day of Racial Healing on January 16, 2018 in Metro Lansing. The National Day of Racial Healing is in response to the broad call for racial healing following contentious rhetoric, hate crimes and vivid expressions of racism. Calls for healing have come from elected officials, faith-based leaders, as well as communities across our nation. The goal of this event is to initiate the process of racial healing at the local level by getting to know our neighbors by sharing stories and breaking bread together.

Jan 18

Building Inclusive Classroom Communities: Religion and Political Ideology as Protected Statuses

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 18 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Green Room, Fourth Floor West Main Library

Department: Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Academic Advancement Network, Associate Provost's Office of Undergraduate Education, the Graduate School and the MSU Library

Description: Speakers: Kristi Bowman, College of Law; Salah Hassan, English; Kristine Moore, Assistant General Council The classroom should be a place that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, and a place in which students, faculty, and staff can engage in deep, scholarly dialogues about essential questions, grand challenges, and contemporary issues. As instructors seek to foster such environments, the plurality of voices can sometimes lead to conflict and misunderstanding. At times, instructors may question if a comment represents freedom of expression and/or might create a sense of vulnerability amongst some students. This session will provide policy, best practice, and techniques for engaging all students in safe, inclusive classroom communities and conversations. This session is the third of the 2017 – 18 Learn at Lunch (L@L) series sponsored in collaboration by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Academic Advancement Network, Associate Provost’s Office of Undergraduate Education, the Graduate School, and the MSU Library. L@L sessions bring important topics related to inclusive teaching to the campus community, with a focus on presenting best practices and fostering dialogue in effort to build inclusive communities. Who will build inclusive communities? Spartans Will.

Jan 18

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: Eye on Africa is a platform for researchers to speak and share their insights about Africa-related topics. All are welcome to attend the weekly seminars and ask questions. Seminars are live-streamed and archived for later viewing. Kenda Mutongi is Professor of African History at Williams College and Martin Luther King Professor of History at MIT. Her talk will focus on the history of secondary and high schooling in postcolonial Kenya; essentially, a history of childhood and of growing up in post-colonial Kenya.

Jan 19

Date/Time: Friday, Jan 19

Location: Snyder-Phillips Hall-LookOut Gallery

Department: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Letters, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, James Madison College, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Residential and Hospitality Services, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Student Affairs and Services

Description: Calling all undergraduate and graduate artists! The MSU Social Justice Art Festival will now be accepting submissions for proposals. The final date to submit your work will be Friday, December 1. You can find the link to the submission page in the 'Tickets' section of this page.

Jan 22

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch Series & Workshop

Date/Time: Monday, Jan 22 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Holden Hall

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Naural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Jan 24

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan 24 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Chittenden Hall, Room 110

Department: MSU Office of the University Physician-Employee Assistance Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Iniatives, WorkLife Office, Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Office

Description: If you work on campus, you’ve probably had someone ask you what is going on at Michigan State University related to sexual assault. It’s hard not to have some kind of personal or professional connection with the #metoo moment. Come join colleagues as we explore how this national conversation is impacting our campus climate. Facilitators: Caroline Nelsen, MSU Sexual Assault Program and Erica Schmittdiel, MSU Safe Place. RSVP requested (but not required) to the MSU WorkLife Office at worklife@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635.

Jan 25

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: Eye on Africa is a platform for researchers to speak and share their insights about Africa-related topics. All are welcome to attend the weekly seminars and ask questions. Seminars are live-streamed and archived for later viewing.

Jan 25

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 25 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: MSU African Studies Center Invites you to join us for: African Tea Times. An Opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent. Open to Everyone.

Jan 25

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 25 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Jan 31

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan 31 | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Kellogg Conference Center Lincoln Room

Department: Human Development & Family Studies, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, University Outreach and Engagement

Description: Dr. Spencer is Chair of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She was Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Achievement Neighborhood Growth and Ethnic Studies (CHANGES), and guided as its inaugural director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Collective Research Institute. Spencer's Phenomenological Variant of Ecological Systems Theory (P-VEST) provides an identity-focused cultural ecological perspective. P-VEST is continuing framework in her work and that of countless others. It serves as the foundation for her gender, culture and context acknowledging, developmental race and ethnicity sensitive research emphasis. The conceptual framework addresses resiliency, identity, and competence formation processes for diverse humans—particularly youth—both in the United States and abroad. RSVP Contact: Amy King (kingamyn@hdfs.msu.edu)

Feb 1

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

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: Eye on Africa is a platform for researchers to speak and share their insights about Africa-related topics. All are welcome to attend the weekly seminars and ask questions. Seminars are live-streamed and archived for later viewing.

Feb 1

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 1 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: Dr. Dyson is one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals, and was named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. A Georgetown University sociology professor, and contributor to the New York Times, The New Republic and ESPN, Dyson will bring a unique approach to addressing American civil rights that will inspire, motivate and move you.

Feb 8

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 8 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: A sports columnist and commentator, Hill has made numerous television appearances, including “First Take,” Around the Horn” and “Outside the Lines.” She gained wide attention last year when ESPN suspended her following comments she made on social media. Hill is a Detroit native and former reporter for the Detroit Free Press and Orlando Sentinel. Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5 p.m., Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

Feb 9

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 9 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: MSU Union Ballroom

Department: Office for Inclusion, Academic Advancement Network, Assoc. Provost of Undergraduate Education, The Graduate School, James Madison College, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science, Student Affairs and Services and Department of Teacher Education

Description: Dr. Patricia Gurin Crossing Racial and Other Social Divides Patricia Gurin is the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor and the Arthur Thurnau Professor, Emerita, at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the role of social identities in individual and collective behavior, political mobilization of groups traditionally underrepresented in U.S. politics, and the educational and social implications of diversity in both higher education and the broader society. She is the author of nine books and monographs, and numerous articles and chapters. Her most recent book (2013), written with Ratnesh Nagda and Ximena Zúñiga, is Dialogue Across Difference: Practice, Theory, and Research on Intergroup Dialogue. A multiply honored teacher at the University of Michigan, she continues to teach and directs research in the Program on Intergroup Relations, a program that developed the intergroup dialogue curricular method now being applied at over 100 universities. She was the University of Michigan expert witness on the educational value of diversity in its affirmative action cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, heard by the Supreme Court in 2003. Info: inclusion@msu.edu; 517-353-4563; Inclusion.msu.edu

Feb 12

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

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and MSU Departments of Anthropology and History

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “The Empire’s Little Sisters: Labor and Emotion in Wartime Japan” - Ellen Schattschneider, MSU Departments of Anthropology and History

Feb 19

Date/Time: Monday, Feb 19 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and MSU Museum

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “A War of Words: Labor and Anti-radical Propaganda during World War One” – Shirley Wajda, MSU Museum

Feb 22

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

Department: College of Osteopathic Medicine

Description: The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; bishop with the College of Affirming Bishops and Faith Leaders; visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, and the author of three books. He has keynoted hundreds of national and state conferences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Feb 22

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 22 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Feb 27

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb 27 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Brody Hall

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Feb 28

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb 28

Location: Chittenden Hall, Room 110

Department: Office of the University Physician-Employee Assistance Program, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, WorkLife Office, Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX Office

Description: Join us as we come together to explore how rape culture impacts our campus community. We will begin to identify strategies for interrupting systems of power and control and strengthen systems of support for those who are impacted by relationship violence and sexual misconduct. This conversation seeks to explore these issues on a personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural level. Facilitators: Caroline Nelsen, MSU Sexual Assault Program and Erica Schmittdiel, MSU Safe Place.

Mar 1

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 1 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

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.

Mar 15

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 15 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Mar 19

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Snyder/Phillips

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.

Mar 19

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 19 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Department of History

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “The UFW Grape Boycott in Urban America, 1965 to 1970" - Jose Moreno, Northern Arizona University and Dionicio Valdes, Departments of History

Mar 22

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 22 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Mar 26

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 26 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “TBD” – Amy Goldstein, Washington Post and Author of Janesville: An American Story

Mar 29

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 29

Location: 303 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Apr 2

Date/Time: Monday, Apr 2 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Department of History

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. "Staging the Drama of Deindustrialization: Lynn Nottage's ‘Sweat’” - Fran Shor, Department of History, Wayne State University

Apr 6

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 6 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Green Room, MSU Library, Room 339W

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Library Colloquia Series

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “Sarah Ogun Gunning” - Sue Massek, Folk Performer, Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W (co-sponsored by the MSU Library Colloquia Series)

Apr 12

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 12 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 201 International Center

Department: African Studies Center

Description: An opportunity to learn and share about first-hand experiences on the African Continent.

Apr 13

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 13 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and Departments of History and Asian Studies Center

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “Hibakusha in Cold War America: The Working Lives of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors” - Naoko Wake, MSU Department of History (co-sponsored by the MSU Asian Studies Center)

Apr 17

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 17 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives and MSU Library Colloquia Series

Description: OUR DAILY WORK/OUR DAILY LIVES BROWN BAG SERIES. “1917/Copper! - WWI and the War on Labor” – Charlie King, Folk Performer, Green Room, MSU Library, Room 449W (co-sponsored by the MSU Library Colloquia Series)

Apr 19

Mujer A Mujer 2018 Workshop Series

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 19 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C136

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: Mujer a Mujer is based on a mission to empower undergraduate women by helping them develop academically and professionally through inspirational role models. For more information contact: Erica Fiasky, fiaskye@msu.edu, Danielle Lopez, floresd3@msu.edu, Aleida Martinez-Flores, marti995@msu.edu.

Apr 24

Mujer a Mujer Spring 2018 Lunch and Workshop Series

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 24

Location: Akers Hall

Department: Migrant Student Services, College of Natural Science, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Description: This is a workshop series that began in Fall 2014, and we are excited to be able to continue providing these workshop and lunch networking sessions! Please share widely with students who you think would benefit from this initiative! Please feel free to refer students to connect with one of us to discuss further: Erica Fiasky, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, fiaskye@msu.edu Danielle Lopez, College Of Natural Science, floresd3@msu.edu Aleida Martinez, Migrant Student Services, marti995@msu.edu Students: If you do not have a meal plan we will provide a meal ticket.