Events

The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion events page features DEI happenings across the campus community and are primarily for current MSU students, staff and faculty. Please submit your DEI events using the link below.

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Sep 13

SAVE THE DATE: November 17, 2022, The Ascension of AAAS

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:00 AM - Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:00 AM at

Commemorating the MSU Department of African American & African Studies and its new space. More information about the event will be forthcoming

Sep 19

An introduction to the Sterling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel Guide on Antisemitism for the MSU Community

Monday, September 19, 2022 5:00 PM - Monday, September 19, 2022 5:30 PM at Lake Superior Room, MSU Union

The guide was written by faculty, staff, and students of the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel in order to assist the MSU community to better recognize antisemitism when it emerges on campus and to understand its impacts. There will be a short presentation by Professors Yael Aronoff, Kirsten Fermaglich, and Amy Simon, followed by questions and discussion. Printed copies of the guide will be available for all attendees.

Sep 20

Talk with Lise Vesterlund, author of The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:30 PM - Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:00 PM at MSU Union Ballroom

Registration opens at 5:30, Reception and Networking at 6:00 and Book talk and Q & A from 6:30-8:00.

Sep 22

International Employee Resource Group: Welcome Session!

Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:00 PM - Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:00 PM at Zoom

The International Employee Resource Group (International ERG) is a place for Spartans to connect on issues related to our international community. The goal of the ERG is to connect, build community and share best practices. It is an opportunity to discuss everyday issues, relationships with friends and family, campus and community connections, and social activities that will help to build community. The International Employee Resource Group will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar due to holidays or other conflicts.

Sep 27

"Kinship and Demarcation: What's Special About Sexual Orientation?

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:00 PM - Tuesday, September 27, 2022 6:00 PM at James Madison College Library

Featuring Matt Andler, Ph.D.

Sep 28

"Diversity as a Mechanism of Depoliticization: The Case of Palestinian Career Women in Israel"

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:00 PM - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 6:30 PM at Club Spartan (#rd Floor, Case Hall

Presenter Dr. Amalia Sa'ar, an associate professor and chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Haifa. Her main research topics include the intersections of gender, class and citizenship among the Palestinian citizens of Israel, feminist perspectives on security, and generational relations in the Israeli feminist movement.

Sep 28

Muslim Journeys at the MSU Broad Art Museum

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:00 PM at MSU Broad Art Museum

MSU Broad Art Museum presents Muslim focused afterhours exhibition preview of the Zaha Hadid Design: Untold, lecture by renowned scholar of Muslim American, African American and Arab American history Dr. Edward Curtis, followed by a book signing of Curtis' new book Muslims of the Heartland.

Sep 28

Amplify STEM: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 6:00 PM - Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:00 PM at Zoom

Learn about Hispanic/Latina/e/o/x STEM professionals, past and present, and their contributions in STEM fields.

Sep 29

Using Assistive Technology to Promote Social Inclusion for People with Disability through Collaboration and Partnership between Africa, America, Asia and Europe

Thursday, September 29, 2022 2:00 PM - Thursday, September 29, 2022 2:30 PM at Zoom

MSU Associate Professor Connie Sung will be presenting during the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly

Sep 29

Transforming Theatre Ensemble Presents Afro-Futurist Play

Thursday, September 29, 2022 6:00 PM - Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:30 PM at RCAH Theater, Snyder Phillips Hall

Future Visions: Blackness Reimagined is a 20-minute Afro-Futurist play follows Olamina as she navigates an average classroom experience situated in a predominantly white institution (PWI).

Sep 30

Michigan Voting Summit

Friday, September 30, 2022 10:00 AM - Friday, September 30, 2022 4:00 PM at Kellogg Center

Join us for our 5th annual Michigan Student Voting Summit! We will be back in person this year, at Michigan State University, featuring workshops, panels, and a networking fair.

Sep 30

Colloquium with Professor Zhou Koval

Friday, September 30, 2022 1:30 PM - Friday, September 30, 2022 3:00 PM at Zoom

Join Professor Christy Zhou Koval as she presents on her research on the Natural Hair Bias in Job Recruitment.

Oct 1

The 37th Annual Michigan State University Pow Wow of Love

Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM - Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 PM at IM East Field, 804 East Shaw Lane

Traditional Pow Wow Grand Entry 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Oct 14

Inclusive Campus Initiative (ICI) DEIB Campus Communities Monthly Lunches

Friday, October 14, 2022 12:00 PM - Friday, October 14, 2022 1:30 PM at Brody large private dining room and Zoom

Building on the momentum from the ICI summit, the ICI DEIB Campus Communities Monthly lunches are offered to professional MSU staff, faculty, administration and academic specialists.

Oct 16

The Leonard Gilman Symposium on "Jewish Perspectives on Reproductive Rights: Jews, Religious Liberty, and Reproductive Freedom in the United States" - Part 2

Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:30 PM at 303 and 305 International Center

Lecture and discussion by Dr. Gillian Frank

Oct 28

"I don't believe that I have been wanted": BIPOC Faculty Experiences of Overinclusion and Exclusion

Friday, October 28, 2022 12:00 PM - Friday, October 28, 2022 1:00 PM at Zoom

Dr. Joya Misra, Provost Professor and Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair, Department of Sociology & School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nov 4

MI ACE Women of Color Collaborative (WOCC) Virtual Luncheon

Friday, November 4, 2022 11:30 AM - Friday, November 4, 2022 1:30 PM at Virtual

Save the Date: Reimagine the Narrative

Nov 6

Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development

Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 6, 2022 5:00 PM at MSU Union

This Year's WILD Conference These is Amplify: Community, Culture, and Collaboration

Nov 18

Inclusive Campus Initiative (ICI) DEIB Campus Communities Monthly Lunches

Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 PM - Friday, November 18, 2022 1:30 PM at Brody large private dining room and Zoom

Building on the momentum from the ICI summit, the ICI DEIB Campus Communities Monthly lunches are offered to professional MSU staff, faculty, administration and academic specialists.

Dec 15

International Employee Resource Group: Potluck Lunch at Linton Hall

Thursday, December 15, 2022 12:00 PM - Thursday, December 15, 2022 1:00 PM at Linton Hall, Room 113

Join us in Room 113 at Linton Hall to bring your favorite food and receipt card with ingredient list! We want to learn more about your favorite foods and why they are important to you and your culture.

Feb 23

The 16th Annual Muslim Studies Program Conference

Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:00 AM - Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00 AM at International Center

Michigan State University is hosting an international conference entitled "Measuring Muslim Publics Curves, Columns, Spheres and Squares."