The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion events page features DEI happenings across the campus community, primarily for current MSU students, staff and faculty.

Events featured are provided by units on campus and insertion does not indicate affiliation or sponsorship by the IDI office. The views and opinions expressed in events and programs are those of the speakers and do not reflect IDI's views or position. 

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Feb 3

2024 Chinese New Year Temple Fair

Saturday, February 3, 2024 5:00 PM - Saturday, February 3, 2024 9:00 PM at MSU Union: 2nd Floor Ballroom

Mar 25

2024 MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

Monday, March 25, 2024 2:00 PM - Monday, March 25, 2024 8:00 PM at Kellogg Center

Each year, the Michigan State University, Greater Lansing, and East Lansing communities gather at MSU to honor the legacy of two of the most prominent U.S. labor leaders and civil rights activists, César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta. This year's event will include workshops, dinner, a keynote speaker, and awards.

Mar 26

Migrant Farm Labor and Texas-Mexican Music in Michigan

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 1:30 PM - Tuesday, March 26, 2024 3:00 PM at Kellogg Center, Room 61/62

This National Farmworkers Awareness Week, join for a discussion on how Texas-Mexican musical community emerged in Michigan as an outcome of labor migration.

Mar 29

Learning Narratives from Students with Disabilities in STEM Classrooms

Friday, March 29, 2024 12:00 PM - Friday, March 29, 2024 1:30 PM at STEM 2110 or via ZOOM

Panelists will include undergraduate and graduate students.

Mar 29

The Council of Student's with Disabilities Presents "Ableds Are Weird", featuring Imani Barbarin

Friday, March 29, 2024 - Friday, March 29, 2024 at Brody Hall and Zoom

Imani Barbarin is a disability rights and inclusion activist.

Apr 1

Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Speakers Series with Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D.

Monday, April 1, 2024 6:00 PM - Monday, April 1, 2024 8:00 PM at Kellogg Center and Conference Center, Auditorium

The third annual signature event features: Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Conversation with Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Ph.D.

Apr 3

Because Where There is Struggle, There is Hope

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 5:30 PM - Wednesday, April 3, 2024 7:00 PM at JMC Library

The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel presents a talk featuring Standing Together with Itamar Avneri and Rula Daood on mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality and social and climate justice.

Apr 3

MENA student experience focus group

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 6:00 PM - Wednesday, April 3, 2024 7:30 PM at 149 Phillips Hall, Mason Seminar Room

Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) student member focus group to learn about experiences on campus.

Apr 4

Studying Human Development in Context: The Case of Latinx Youth and Families in the U.S.

Thursday, April 4, 2024 6:00 PM - Thursday, April 4, 2024 7:30 PM at Lake Huron Room, MSU Union

Join this lecture with Dr. Cynthia Garcia Coll.

Apr 5

POE Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 5, 2024 5:00 PM - Friday, April 5, 2024 8:00 PM at University Club, Heritage Room, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910

Event theme is "Championing Change, Empowering the Future". This event will honor 5 years of the POE Department and 15 years of gender-based violence prevention efforts at Michigan State University.

Apr 11

MENA faculty experience focus group

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 153 Phillips Hall, Abbot Seminar Room

Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) faculty member focus group to learn about experiences on campus.

Apr 13

The 3rd Side

Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:00 AM - Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:00 AM at Hybrid

A 2-Day Conference raising public awareness and support for grassroots Palestinian-Israeli peace-building partnerships working together on the ground in Palestine and Israel.

Apr 15

A Conversation with Mouin Rabbani

Monday, April 15, 2024 7:00 PM - Monday, April 15, 2024 8:00 PM at Webinar, Eastern Time

Organized by the Muslim Studies Program, join this talk on the crisis in Gaza.

Apr 15

The Crisis in Gaza

Monday, April 15, 2024 7:00 PM - Monday, April 15, 2024 8:00 PM at Webinar

A conversation with Mouin Rabbani

Jun 14

MSU Juneteenth Commemorative Celebration

Friday, June 14, 2024 5:00 PM - Friday, June 14, 2024 8:30 PM at Breslin Center, 534 Birch Road, Gilbert Pavilion entrance

This year's theme is "Acknowledging the Journey: Freedom, Resilience, Empowerment and Liberation." The commemorative features the multi-faceted musician and MSU alum Rodney Page as the emcee and more.