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Mar 24

Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 24 - Friday, Apr 14 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: C200 Snyder-Phillips Hall (2nd floor)

Department: Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Description: Starting on Friday, March 24, the RCAH will be hosting the exhibit Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, which will feature African-American photojournalism and Detroit’s 1967 urban upheaval in photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts. As part of this exhibit, RCAH will be hosting the following events: • Exhibit: Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 will be open March 24-April 14. The LookOut! Art Gallery will be open Monday-Friday from noon-3 pm or by appointment. • Discussion and reception: Thursday, April 6 in the LookOut! Art Gallery. Further details pending.

Mar 27

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 27 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 110 Chittenden

Department: Diversity Research Network

Description: YOU ARE INVITED: The Diversity Research Network has arranged a Minority Scholar and Diversity Research focused Grants Panel webinar for Monday, March 27, 10-11:15a (up to 100 attendees). This is a SPECIAL INVITATION to join for LUNCH and a SMALL GROUPS MEETING for up to 30 scholars from 11:30- 1:00p. Groups of 4-6 will interact with one of 5-6 panelist/consultants using MSU zoom video conferencing (see the attached document for information on all consultants for your selections). Four panelists from NSF and NIH will present in the webinar with a short time for questions. REGISTER: DRN Virtual Grants, Panel, Consultation & Lunch REGISTER: Grants Panel Webinar ONLY PURPOSE & CONTEXT. DRN objectives include support and facilitation of faculty research across all fields, including STEAM, Social Sciences, Humanities. Dedicated tables for the discussion of funding and working with the unique needs of diverse scholars is not often available. In this forum we hope to provide direct information and tips relevant to funding and grant success for ethnically and racially diverse faculty and faculty who address ethnically, racially, culturally, and economically diverse populations to name a few. Panelists will provide a range of information about programs of working with program officers, training, grant opportunities with any focus on underrepresented faculty, or grants that focus on diversity. Your pre-questions on the registration form will aid the panelists in targeting your needs. STRUCTURE. There will be 4 panelists for the webinar: Drs. Nancy Lutz (NSF), Holly Hapke (NSF), Cheryl Boyce(NIH) and Adelaida Rosario(NIH/NIMHD). For those who hope to engage with a consultant and have lunch in 110 Chittenden, you can view the webinar in that space. We will close out the webinar at the end of 75 minutes and begin the next segment at 11:30a. In the second segment 30 MSU faculty who are DRN members will participate. There will be 45 minutes to work with consultants and then continue lunch. Five to six consultants are available for this segment. Closer to the event you will receive a link to the webinar and a zoom link for your session with the consultant. FOCUS OF CONSULTING SEGMENT. Consider your questions ahead of time. The consulting should provide a point of contact for these organizations’ information about how to work with them. These participants can continue the Q & A asking about tips and working within the different agencies, agency priorities for research. Participants can process questions, additional program questions, and broad questions about program focus or interests in their area, proposal ideas. Note: More detailed information about a specific proposal can best be suited for the small group conversations. REGISTER & SELECT A CONSULTANT. DRN Virtual Grants, Panel, Consultation & Lunch You can choose the webinar only, providing pre-questions will further focus the panel and consultant comments. FREE EVENT

Mar 27

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 27 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: The Hive in Wilson Hall

Department: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Description: Stop Waiting for Someone Else To Change The World Join us for a conversation about social innovation with Jeff Sorensen Co-founder of optimizemi.org and Forbes 30 under 30 Monday, March 23, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm The Hive in Wilson Hall To learn more and RSVP msusocialinnovators.eventbrite.com Pizza and Pop Provided

Mar 27

Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination

Date/Time: Monday, Mar 27 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: MSU Union Ballroom

Department: Honors College

Description: The Honor College's 25th installment of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens features a trans-disciplinary discussion among MSU faculty that will explore poetry as a form of activism, the theatrical staging of protests, how an idea becomes a film, songwriting by youth in Detroit, and the re-purposing of animal snares from East Africa into decorative art. Audience Q&A will follow. Speakers include: Laura Apol, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education Robert Montgomery, Ph.D., Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Vaughn W.M. Watson, Ed.D., Department of Teacher Education Ann Folino White, Ph.D., Department of Theatre Jeff Wray, M.F.A., Department of English

Mar 28

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar 28 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Department: Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion

Description: 50 Years On: Conversations Around the Collection 2pm, Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing Join us as we continue this spring series collaboration with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities titled, 50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots. Coordinated around the visit to MSU on April 3rd, 2017 by the award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of the World View Lecture Series, the Broad MSU is offering a series of programs that promote discussion about the burden of racism in American society. Join us for our second installment of three conversations centered around a work from our collection. Featuring Assistant Curator, Steven Bridges, along with special guest Dr. Carl Taylor who will use the work of Margaret Burroughs as a departure point for their conversation. Dr. Carl Taylor is a professor in the Department of Sociology and a Senior Fellow in University Outreach and Engagement and MSU Extension Specialist at Michigan State University. Carl S. Taylor has conducted extensive field research in Detr oit, Flint and Pontiac that has gained him a national reputation as an expert in youth culture, gangs and reducing violence involving American youth. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion. This event is free to the public.

Mar 28

What Counts - Aligning Our Budgets with Our Values

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar 28 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: East Lansing Public Library

Department: MSU - Economics

Description: March 28, 7pm, East Lansing Public Library. Prof. Charley Ballard (MSU -Economics) "Budget Policy: What Do We Value" - an overview of the federal budget including trends, revenue streams and expenditures.

Mar 29

Transformative Justice 101

Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar 29 | 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Snyder C202

Department: Department of Philosophy

Description: MIA MINGUS Community Organizer and Educator This workshop will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about what TJ is and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence. Mia Mingus is a writer, public speaker, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. She is a queer physically disabled transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living in Northern California. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.

Mar 29

An Indigenous Perspective on Standing Rock

Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar 29 | 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Location: Communication Arts & Science, Room 145

Department: College of Communication Arts & Sciences

Description: Photographer and Senior TED Fellow Camille Seaman a Shinnecock woman, spent a month at Standing Rock who stood against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Her photographs explore the event from the perspective of Native American rights and environmental stewardship. They speak truth to power and provide an important counterpoint to the public relations campaigns of the oil industry.

Mar 29

Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar 29 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: South Kedzie, Room S107

Department: College of Natural Science and Muslim Studies Program

Description: Documentary screening and discussion with the creators Salah D. Hassan and Swarnavel Pillai Free and open to the public (parking on campus is free in employee lots after 6pm) From October 2011 to May 2012, a series of public performances were held in Michigan to explore the different ways that Muslims in the U.S. have negotiated the relationship between their faith and society. The result was an extended dialog with Muslim-Americans on a range of issues, from the wearing of a hijab to the making of hip-hop music. These young Muslim-Americans challenge Islamophobia and pose questions to Muslim communities. “Migrations of Islam” is a documentary film that includes clips from the public performances and interviews with students, artists and experts to present the different ways that young Muslims in the United States have positioned themselves against the extremes of anti-Muslim rhetoric and conservative religious traditions, showing the different ways that contemporary forms of Islam are finding expression in the words images, and actions of Americans.

Mar 30

Building Transformative Justice for the Long Haul

Date/Time: Thursday, Mar 30 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: CIP 115 – International Center

Department: Department of Philosophy

Description: Transformative justice and community accountability (TJ/CA) offer compelling responses to violence in our communities and helps us better envision the world we want to build, but how do we build it? The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) is a local community collective working to build and support TJ/CA responses to child sexual abuse. This talk will present some of the strategies, tools, values, and structures that the BATJC have developed in an effort to make transformative justice a viable community-based alternative.

Mar 31

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 31 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 3rd Floor International Center

Department: Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)

Description: The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) invites MSU undergraduate students to present research exploring issues of gender, women, and sexuality locally, nationally and globally for its fourth biennial undergraduate research conference. Paper presentations and roundtables are invited from any discipline or topic, but are especially encouraged to focus on topics including: • Feminist Theories, Gender, Identity, and Sexuality in Diverse Cultural Contexts • Theories and Explorations of Men and Masculinities • LBGTQ Theories, Activism, and Human Rights • Intersections of Gender and Sexuality with Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Religion, Class, and/or Disability • Gender Globalization and Development • Intersections of Gender with Health/Illness or STEM • Protest, Activism, and Public Policy Issues Related to Women, Gender, and Sexuality • Gender and Sexuality in Film, Literature, History, Popular Culture, and the Arts • Marriage Equality • Sexual/Gendered Violence • Reproductive Rights

Mar 31

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 31 - Saturday, Apr 1 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: University of Notre Dame

Department: Pathways to Peace

Description: We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, "Pathways to Peace,"is now open! To register, interested students and faculty should fill out the form available here:http://www3.nd.edu/~peacecon/preregister.html. It is free to register, and meals and materials will be provided for all participants. The conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame on March 31 - April 1. This conference will be a great chance for participants to engage with peers from across the continent on pressing issues facing communities today. Participants will also hear from our wonderful keynote speaker, Nell Bolton. Ms. Bolton is the Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services. More information about her can be found here: http://www3.nd.edu/~peacecon/speakers.html.

Mar 31

Date/Time: Friday, Mar 31 - Saturday, Apr 1 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: TBD

Department: LBGT Resource Center

Description: On March 31st and April 1st, the LBGT Resource Center will be sponsoring a retreat for MSU students to engage in the topics of racial justice. The retreat will cover terms and concepts, local and global instances of racism, and include action planning for racial justice. The retreat is a two-day experience. The retreat will begin on Friday, March 31st at 5 PM and break at 9:30 PM. The retreat will resume on Saturday, April 1st at 10 AM and conclude at 6:30 PM. Locations and further details are forthcoming. RSVP today. Attendance is limited to 50 students. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Karimah Shabazz at shabazz5@msu.edu or Alex C. Lange at langeal3@msu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Apr 1

Date/Time: Saturday, Apr 1 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Holden Hall C134

Description: Black Women will unify, be inspired and empowered through discussions built to enhance personal and professional development on campus. The Black Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual event to unite registered student organizations with a common mission and purpose to inspire and unite Black women on Michigan State’s campus. The conference provides the opportunity for our Black women student leaders to impact a greater audience and allow collaboration between organizations and universities. Open to alumni, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Men are also invited. FREE Event

Apr 2

Friends of Faith for Unity and Harmony: A Community Pilgrimage

Date/Time: Sunday, Apr 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Department: Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

Description: In the spirit of interfaith cooperation that we have practiced in East Lansing for decades, we re-affirm our commitment to interfaith solidarity, friendship, support of one another, and harmony between all peoples. On Sunday afternoon, April 2, we will embark upon an interfaith journey of prayer and reflection beginning at Congregation Shaarey Zedek (2:00 p.m.), continuing at Peoples Church (2:30 p.m.) and ending at the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing (3:30 p.m.) All members of the community are welcome to join us for this pilgrimage. We will meet at Congregation Shaarey Zedek for our opening prayers and reflections, then drive to Peoples Church for our second set of prayers, and then walk to the Islamic Center for our final prayers and refreshments.

Apr 3

Date/Time: Monday, Apr 3 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Cobb Great Hall

Department: Wharton Center

Description: Over the last few years, Ta-Nehisi Coates has established himself as one of America’s finest intellectuals, a writer whose essays are so powerful and rigorously researched that he has forced many discussions on issues that would otherwise be ignored. His 2014 extended Atlantic essay, “The Case for Reparations,” stands as one of the most brilliant exposés of recent history. He is also the author of two memoirs, The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which are both brilliantly conceived. Coates continues the discussion on racism prompted by MSU’s Project 60/50 and One Book One Community. A special chance to see this in-demand author in a rare speaking engagement.

Apr 4

Date/Time: Tuesday, Apr 4 - Saturday, Mar 4 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Department: MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion

Description: 50 Years On: Reflections on Race, Racism and the Legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing Join us as we continue the conversation, reflecting on the legacies of the 1967 Detroit Riots with Residential College in the Arts and Humanities faculty member Tama Hamilton-Wray. In conversation with nationally acclaimed photographer, historian, genealogist, and activist Dale Rich, they will explore the period through photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts featured in Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, on view at the RCAH LookOut! Gallery from March 24th to April 14th, 2017. These programs are being coordinated alongside the World View Lecture by award-winning writer and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Support for this program provided by the MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant/Office for Inclusion.

Apr 6

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

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag

Description: Thursday, April 6 – “Negotiating Taste: Consumers and Workers in the Changing Poultry Industry, 1970 – 1990” -Patrick Dixon, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University Free Event

Apr 6

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 6 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Syder Cafeteria

Department: LBGT Resource Center

Description: Join Robyn for dinner! This will be an informal time to meet Robyn and pick her brain. Meals will be covered for those without MSU dining plans. 20 spots are available, spots will be given in order of RSVPs. Major preference is given to students.

Apr 6

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 6 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: 201 Snyder

Department: LBGT Resource Center

Description: This program explores the landscape of sexuality, and how we “map” sexual orientation. No two people are alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this interactive workshop, we will conduct an anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. Where do we fall on the sexuality continuum? How do we label? How old were we when we came to our identities and to our sexualities? In this fun and interactive program, we explore different experiences of identity; the interplay between gender and sexuality; the complexities of attraction, and more. This program is open to everyone.

Apr 7

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 7 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Olin Health Clinic

Department: LBGT Resource Center

Description: Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community. If you have questions or need accommodations for any of Robyn’s events, please contact Ryan Kunz at VPSAS.kunzrya1@vps.msu.edu or Alex C. Lange at langeal3@msu.edu at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Apr 7

RCPD Awards Reception

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 7 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Hotel and Confrence Center, Room Big Ten A

Department: Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)

Description: April 7, 2017 is your chance to participate in a refreshingly positive and uplifting event that chronicles human struggle, partnership, and success. Join the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) and esteemed guests who know the annual RCPD Awards Reception as an eye-opening experience that expands awareness of what is possible when we collaborate to maximize ability and opportunity. The reception showcases academic excellence and signature programs, while highlighting student, alumni, faculty, and community leaders from a range of MSU colleges. This is a unique, highly positive and emotionally impactful celebration of ability and accomplishment. I am confident that you will be inspired by this community of ability and derive satisfaction from our university’s leadership. I encourage you to share this invitation with others – all are invited.

Apr 9

Date/Time: Sunday, Apr 9 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Kellogg Center: Lincoln Room

Department: Successful Black Women of MSU

Description: Each year Successful Black Women of MSU host their annual Peace Summit. The purpose of our Peace Summits is to promote awareness in the areas of peace, unity, and social justice. This year our theme is social justice thus the title of the event is Voices of the Unheard. Our event creates a time where all people regardless of their background come together to discuss prevalent issues in our community and how we are going to positively impact our community in regards to the said problem areas.

Apr 10

Date/Time: Monday, Apr 10 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Club Spartan (Case Hall, 3rd Floor)

Department: James Madison College

Description: Please join James Madison College and attorney/activist, Talila "TL" Lewis in a discussion about the treatment of people with disabilities in the legal/prison system in the U.S. This event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.

Apr 12

What Counts - Aligning Our Budgets with Our Values

Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr 12 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: TBD

Department: N/A

Description: April (date/title/location to be determined soon) - Jim Cason, Legislative Director for Foreign Policy at Friends Committee on National Legislation who will talk about military spending, the alternatives, and how citizens can impact budget choices

Apr 13

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 13 - Friday, Apr 14 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: East Lansing Marriott at University Place

Department: Dept of Psychiatry

Description: This unique conference brings together faith leaders, health care providers and researchers to examine topics related to mental health across the American Muslim community. It will include keynote speakers, scholarly research presentations and panel discussions.

Apr 13

Date/Time: Thursday, Apr 13 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: Kellogg Center, MSU

Department: James Madison College

Description: The tenth biennial Race in 21st Century America conference is FREE to attend and it brings to campus leading scholars, community activists, public officials and residents, representing racial, ethnic, gender and ideological diversity, to participate in an important conversation with the MSU community about the problem of race in America. Though the conference will cover a number of areas, our theme this year is Race, Gender and Sexuality. The race conference, as we call it, is fundamentally designed to examine systems of power and privilege in the United States, especially the ways in which they impact communities of color. We also identify specific goals and strategies that promote democratic, yet radically transformative, social, economic and political structures…Our project is not simply about identifying and examining problems, but especially proposing actionable recommendations for addressing twenty-first century challenges.

Apr 21

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 21 | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: MSU Museum Auditorium

Department: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag

Description: Friday, April 21 – “The Sound of Caulking Irons to the Smell of the Fiberglass: Working in Michigan’s Boatyards, 1870 – 2000” - Scott Peters, Michigan History Museum, Author of Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000 Free Event

Apr 28

AFTER/LIFE: A Detroit '67 Performance Project

Date/Time: Friday, Apr 28 - Saturday, Apr 29 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: RCAH Theatre, Snyder-Phillips Room C20 (Terrace Level)

Department: RCAH; Knight Foundation

Description: AFTER/LIFE is a living history play to be devised by Detroit residents and undergraduates at Michigan State University to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion. The original performance, conceived by Dr. Lisa Biggs (RCAH), braids together oral histories, theatre, poetry, and dance to challenge popular misconceptions about why 12th Street residents rose up to burn their city down. Audiences will learn what really motivated the unrest, and about the particular determination of Detroit’s women and girls’ to rebuild their city and their lives afterwards. Performance are free and open to the public. We will be doing a showing of "AFTER/LIFE" at the end of April: Friday, April 28 at 7:30 PM Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM

May 8

What Counts - Aligning Our Budgets with Our Values

Date/Time: Monday, May 8 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: TBD

Department: UofM - Economics

Description: May 8, 7pm, (Location forthcoming) , Prof. Emeritus Tom Weisskopf, (UM - Economics) "Does the U.S. Spend Too Much on Defense?" - a look at the cost, impacts, and alternatives to military spending.

May 11

Date/Time: Thursday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 16 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: College of Arts & Letters

Description: Upcoming info sessions: •Tuesday, March 14 at 4:00pm 120 Linton Hall •Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00pm in 120 Linton Hall •Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00pm in 120 Linton Hall •Friday, March 24 at 10:30am in 120 Linton Hall This is an experiential one-credit seminar held in Chicago designed to provide students the opportunity to explore various professional fields in nonprofits, community engagement, and social impact including visits to: •The Field Museum •After School Matters •Rotary Club International •And more! Students will engage with people working in a variety of nonprofit fields, get a behind-the-scenes look at organizations, explore various professions, tour facilities, network with industry professionals, and discover the city of Chicago. Application Deadline: March 20, 2017

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.

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