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Jan
20
Sat
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

Mar
14
Wed
Hands-On Healing: Boundary Setting & Trust @ Student Services Building
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Boundary Setting & Trust @ Student Services Building | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenge of being a survivor

Mar
21
Wed
Hands-On Healing: Re-establishing Relationships @ Student Services Building
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Re-establishing Relationships @ Student Services Building | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenge of being a survivor.

Mar
22
Thu
CAL Support Staff Workshop @ MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
CAL Support Staff Workshop @ MSU Union, Lake Huron Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
At the CAL staff meeting in Wells we talked about further creating a culture of care in the college. We’re excited to have staff be one of the first groups to hear Paulette Granberry Russell speak. She is the Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity & Director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
Paulette is responsible for facilitating efforts and collaborating with various departments and colleges to develop effective strategies to advance a more open and transparent university environment. The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 9:00am – 11:00am in the Lake Huron room in the Union Building. There will be light breakfast refreshments provided starting at 8:45am. Dean Long will be present to open the dialogue with this very engaging speaker.
Mar
28
Wed
Webinar: How to Talk to People You Don’t Agree With @ N/A
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: How to Talk to People You Don’t Agree With @ N/A | Namibia

Join a webinar with Laura Olabisi and Adam Kahane.

We would like to invite all of you (and your students) to a FREE webinar featuring a discussion with Adam Kahane, author of ‘Collaborating with the Enemy: How to work with people you don’t agree with or like or trust’. Adam is the founder of REOS partners, which developed the Transformative Scenario Planning methodology that was used to generate potential futures for South Africa post-apartheid and for Columbia during that country’s peace process.

To register and find more information go to http://www.academyforchange.org/free-webinar-collaborating-enemy/.

Hands-On Healing: Self Perception & Empowerment @ Student Services Building
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Self Perception & Empowerment @ Student Services Building | Ypsilanti | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenges of being a survivor.

Mar
29
Thu
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Elizabeth Sanders introduced many of the tools and methods being used today to drive and/ or inspire design from a human-centered perspective. Sanders teaches Design at The Ohio State University and is the founder of MakeTools. Recently she co-authored Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End Design.

Apr
2
Mon
It’s On Us: Self-Defense Workshop @ IM Circle Dance Studio, Rm 218
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It's On Us: Self-Defense Workshop @ IM Circle Dance Studio, Rm 218 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

It’s On Us: Spring Week of Action invites you to attend a Self-Defense Workshop.

Apr
3
Tue
It’s On Us: Healing Tree Craft Night @ MSU Union, Room 50
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It's On Us: Healing Tree Craft Night @ MSU Union, Room 50 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

It’s On Us invites you to join them at the Healing Tree Craft Night as part of the Spring Week of Action.

Apr
4
Wed
Hands-On Healing: Self Care & Compassion @ Student Services Building
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hands-On Healing: Self Care & Compassion @ Student Services Building | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

A drop-in group that utilizes art and creativity to address common challenge of being a survivor.