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Oct
12
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Oct
18
Thu
Third Thursday Creative Speaker Series Presents Sol Sender @ Abrams Planetarium
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Third Thursday Creative Speaker Series Presents Sol Sender @ Abrams Planetarium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

For more than 20 years, Sol Sender has been honing the expertise required to be just such a partner—and has put it into practice shaping, strengthening and transforming some of the world’s leading brands. With a broad set of creative skills that span strategy, writing, design, user experience and agile development, Sol has developed core brand strategy and experiences for a diverse set of clients including, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Motorola, GE, Citadel and Obama’08. His commitment to client success, focus on lasting value, and relentless hunt for the biggest ideas have built a reputation for deeply thoughtful work of the highest quality.

Oct
28
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Nov
1
Thu
Closing Reception and Mural Exhibition for Nanibah Chacon @ Lookout! Gallery, Snyder Hall
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Reception and Mural Exhibition for Nanibah Chacon @ Lookout! Gallery, Snyder Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Don’t miss the opening reception for this exhibit on Thursday, November 1 from 4-6 p.m.

The Residential College in the Arts and Humantities presents the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery exhibition Nanibah Chacon: Ni’ hoosdzáán (The Female Ground), featuring the work of Nanibah Chacon, muralist, artist, and Womxn of Color Initiative Artist-in-Residence.

As an artist, Nanibah Chacon creates public artworks, engaging community and the local landscape. Research, planning and community involvement is essential to the creation of her place-based practice. In creating murals, Nanibah’s current trajectory is based upon the insertion of an Indigenous presence into colonized urban landscapes. Her use of imagery provokes questions connecting us to forgotten uses of landscape, traditions, and people.

While at MSU, Nanibah will focus her work on stories, relationships and the reintroduction of manoomin, wild rice, to the Michigan landscape. She is interested in this area of research and dialogue as it breaches multiple forefronts: food sovereignty, health and spiritualism. As part of her WoCI Artist-in-Residency, Nanibah will host a series of listening gatherings with elders, students, and community participants in the Great Lakes region, supported by the academic resources of MSU in the area of research. The community gatherings and MSU research materials will inform the content and imagery of Nanibah’s work, which will produce a mural speaking to the knowledge shared in the gatherings. The mural will engage the local and urban community with inspired importance around the protection and preservation of monomania. A proper unveiling and dialogue will be organized at the end of this project to celebrate the efforts of all involved and the creation of the work.

The exhibition is open until November 21, Monday-Friday: noon-3 p.m.

Nov
30
Fri
Diversity Research Network Share Out! Session @ MSU Union, Mosaic Center Conference Room
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Diversity Research Network Share Out! Session @ MSU Union, Mosaic Center Conference Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The DRN is proud to showcase four MSU faculty members who will share current and evolving work. Faculty will present a 5-7 minute flash talk for the purposes of gathering your constructive feedback and discussion in a supportive environment.

The Share Out! will take place Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:30 pm at the MSU Union, Mosaic Center Conference Room. Lunch will begin at 12 noon and flash talks will take place between 12:30 – 2:00 pm. The remainder of the time will be used for broad discussion and research networking.

Flash presenters & titles for this session are:
Vicki Lawrence-Johnson – Community Health, Health Equity, and Resilience to Stress: Promoting Population Health Over the Life Course in Vulnerable Communities
Julian Chambliss – The 100: Who Are the Greatest Black Comic Book Characters
Rocio Quispe-Agnoli – Gendering the Social History of Peru: Indigenous and Mestizo Women’s Testaments (1550-1810)
Jennifer Cobbina – Community Response and Policing in Ferguson

Feb
8
Fri
Johns Hopkins Professor to Talk History, Blackness and the Digital @ MSU International Center, Room 303
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Johns Hopkins Professor to Talk History, Blackness and the Digital @ MSU International Center, Room 303 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters will host Jessica Marie Johnson, assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, for a talk “Dark Codex: History, Blackness and the Digital.”

Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora, where she has a special interest in research focusing on black diasporic freedom struggles from slavery to emancipation.

As a digital humanist, Johnson explores ways in which digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, particularly comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent.

Other sponsors include Womxn of Color Initiatives, the Department of English and the English Feminisms, Gender and Sexualities Workshop.

Lunch will be provided.