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Mar
13
Tue
Open Door Project Hours with Shani Peters @ Kresge Art Center Conference Room 126A
Mar 13 – Mar 30 all-day
Open Door Project Hours with Shani Peters @ Kresge Art Center Conference Room 126A | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Womxn of Color Initiatives (WOCI), an effort to organize events for women of color and their allies at Michigan State University and in the greater Lansing community, is bringing MSU alumna Shani Peters back to campus during the month of March as an Artist-In-Residence to work on a collaborative arts practice project – “Sustain: A Demonstration/Modeling Survival and Self Care Tactics as Public Service” – that will focus on strategies for surviving racism in America.

Her work encompasses community building, activism histories, the subversion of popular media, and the creation of accessible imaginative experiences. She seeks to create environments and experiences that offer respite from painful realities – opportunities for collective power, learning, peace, and wonderment.

We invite you to join us for a month of events! 

“Open Door Project Hours” with Shani Peters will be located in the Kresge Art Center Conference Room 126A on the following dates:

March 13th 3 – 5 PM
March 16th 3 – 5 PM
March 20th 3 – 5 PM
March 23rd 3 – 5 PM
March 27th 3 – 5 PM
March 30th 3 – 5 PM

See https://www.facebook.com/events/173212239986323/ for more details and event schedule.

Apr
2
Mon
Reflections of the Residency: A Conversation @ MSU Main Libraries, 4th Floor Green Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Reflections of the Residency: A Conversation @ MSU Main Libraries, 4th Floor Green Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Womxn of Color Initiatives (WOCI), an effort to organize events for women of color and their allies at Michigan State University and in the greater Lansing community, is bringing MSU alumna Shani Peters back to campus during the month of March as an Artist-In-Residence to work on a collaborative arts practice project – “Sustain: A Demonstration/Modeling Survival and Self Care Tactics as Public Service” – that will focus on strategies for surviving racism in America.

Her work encompasses community building, activism histories, the subversion of popular media, and the creation of accessible imaginative experiences. She seeks to create environments and experiences that offer respite from painful realities – opportunities for collective power, learning, peace, and wonderment.

We invite you to join us for a month of events! 

All events are free and accessible to the public.

For questions/comments please email us directly at msuwoci@gmail.com

For more information and a schedule of events, see https://www.facebook.com/events/173212239986323/.

Apr
4
Wed
Commemoration of the First MSU MLK Assassination Protest March @ Spartan Statue
Apr 4 @ 2:30 pm
Commemoration of the First MSU MLK Assassination Protest March @ Spartan Statue

Please join us for the Commemoration of the First MSU MLK Assassination Protest March from the Kellogg Center to Beaumont Tower, led by Dr. Robert L. Green, Wednesday, April 4th at 2:30. Dr. Green led the first MLK march the day after the assassination of Dr. King at MSU 50 years ago.  Dr. Green was also the Dean of the College of Urban Ed.

Oct
12
Fri
Oct
28
Sun
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.