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 19

Henry Ford + MSU DEIJ Speakers Series

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 PM at Pistons Performance Center, 6201 2nd Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences is honored to have Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., speak at this special community dialogue.

Sep 26

AANIISH NAA Native MSU Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 6:00 PM - Tuesday, September 26, 2023 8:30 PM at Peoples Park Indian Encampment (behind Wells Hall by Red Cedar River) Rain location: Erickson Kiva

There will be friends, food, games and prizes! Come reconnect with folks, engage with faculty and staff, find Native student organizations, and learn about campus resources.

Sep 28

"Andean ancestral memory: daily life, khipus and the sacred": A conversation with Lydia Fossa (UPC, Peru)

Thursday, September 28, 2023 4:00 PM - Thursday, September 28, 2023 6:00 PM at Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library, 2 West)

Lydia Fossa (Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; author of Bajo el Cielo de Chuqikirau (Editorial Independiente 2018) and Khipu.

Sep 28

First Voice Generation: Film Screening with Q & A

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00 PM - Thursday, September 28, 2023 9:00 PM at WKAR Auditorium Room 145, 404 Wilson Road

Join the conversation around and screening of First Voice Generation, a film that follows the stories of three Latino high school students in Holland, Michigan, during an unprecedented global pandemic year.

Sep 29

Reading and Conversation with Gordon Henry and Elise Paschen

Friday, September 29, 2023 3:00 PM - Friday, September 29, 2023 4:00 PM at B310 Wells Hall

In celebration of his latest book Spirit Matters, Gordon Henry and Elise Paschen offer readings from their work. Gordon and Elise then converse on poetry and navigating institutions as poets, scholars, editors and community workers.

Sep 29

Fighting Indians Documentary Viewing

Friday, September 29, 2023 6:00 PM - Friday, September 29, 2023 8:00 PM at 112 Brody Auditorium

"Fighting Indians" is a Native American documentary/film series. This documentary focuses on the continued use of Indigenous/Native Mascots in sports.

Oct 3

Real Talk About Race & Mental Heath with Doyin Richards

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 5:00 PM at Kellog Auditorium

“Real Talk About Race & Mental Health,” will discuss how we all must change how we think, how we love, and how we fight to eradicate racism in the workplace and beyond.

Oct 5

Does Everyone Have a Gender? Examining the Intersection of Asexuality and Gender

Thursday, October 5, 2023 5:00 PM - Thursday, October 5, 2023 6:00 PM at JMC Library, 332 South Case

Featuring Canton Winer, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Oct 9

Beyond Bagels and Burekas: American Jewish Language and Identity by Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor

Monday, October 9, 2023 5:30 PM - Monday, October 9, 2023 7:00 PM at B-342 Wells Hall

The event explores the diversity of American Jews through the use of "Jewish American English," revealing how language variations signify differences in knowledge, religion, immigration history, ancestry, and views on Israel within the Jewish community.

Oct 10

Jerusalem: Humanity's Shared Gift

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 5:30 PM - Tuesday, October 10, 2023 7:00 PM at JMC Library, 332 Case Hall (3rd floor)

This event features a panel of scholars discussing the historical and contemporary significance of Jerusalem, a sacred city for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, exploring its shared heritage and current challenges while envisioning ways to promote faith, justice, equality, reconciliation, and cultural heritage among its diverse communities.

Oct 14

LGBTQIA2S+ Higher Education Research Symposium

Saturday, October 14, 2023 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 14, 2023 7:00 PM at Virtually or in-person at Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing

We are interested in the full range of LGBATQIA2S+ topics, including but not limited to scholarly inquiry about students, faculty, administrators, and staff; leadership, organizational theory, administration; policy; campus climate; teaching, learning, pedagogy, and outcomes; and curriculum studies, queer theory, and LGBTQIA2S+/gender studies.

Oct 20

Cultural Competency for Personal, Organizational, and Community Change

Friday, October 20, 2023 9:00 AM - Friday, November 10, 2023 11:30 AM at Virtual

Virtual every Friday from October 20 - November 10. Facilitators: Ariel Robbins, Sheba Onchiri, and Claire Vieille.

Nov 9

Cultural Competency for Personal, Organizational, and Community Change

Thursday, November 9, 2023 1:00 PM - Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:30 PM at Virtual

Virtual every Thursday from November 9 - December 7. Facilitators: Jerry Caldwell, Devin Silvia, and Kendra Pyle.

Dec 19

Cultural Competency for Personal Organizational and Community Change

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 9:00 AM - Friday, December 22, 2023 11:30 AM at TBD

Facilitators: Jonglim Han and Kendra Pyle