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Feb
9
Thu
Transformative Justice Workshop: Dr. Mimi Kim @ Berkey Hall 122
Feb 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Transformative Justice Workshop: Dr. Mimi Kim @ Berkey Hall 122 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Mimi E. Kim, Department of Social Work, California State University Long Beach

Creative Interventions to Gender-Based Violence

This workshop will introduce the work of Creative Interventions, a resource center which focuses on “building capacity for grassroots social justice organizations and supporting domestic violence and sexual assault organizations to make community-based, transformative justice and community accountability interventions a real option.” The workshop will explain the Creative Interventions approach and model for working with friends, family and community to reduce/end/prevent gender-based violence.

event flyer (with time & location details)

Feb
10
Fri
Transformative Justice Talks: Dr. Mimi Kim @ 105 Bessey Hall
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Transformative Justice Talks: Dr. Mimi Kim @ 105 Bessey Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Mimi E. Kim, Department of Social Work, California State University Long Beach

Calling Out Carceral Feminisms: Women of Color Respond to Gender-based and State Violence

This talk will discuss what is referred to as “carceral feminism,” that is, mainstream feminists reliance upon neoliberal individualized and criminalizing strategies to address gender-based violence. Dr. Kim will discuss the history of this phenomenon, contemporary critiques of carceral feminism, and the decolonizing frameworks for addressing the intersections of gender-based violence and state violence proffered by the emerging people of color/LGBT led movements in the US.

event flyer (with time & location details)

Mar
29
Wed
Transformative Justice Workshop: Mia Mingus @ Snyder Hall C202
Mar 29 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Transformative Justice Workshop: Mia Mingus @ Snyder Hall C202 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Mia Mingus, Community Organizer and Educator

Transformative Justice 101

This workshop will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about what TJ is and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence.

Mia Mingus is a writer, public speaker, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. She is a queer physically disabled transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living in Northern California. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.

event flyer (with time & location details)

For Accessibility Information Contact: The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
(517) 884-7273
https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/

Mar
30
Thu
Transformative Justice Talks: Mia Mingus @ CIP 115 International Center
Mar 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Transformative Justice Talks: Mia Mingus @ CIP 115 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Mia Mingus, Community Organizer and Educator

Building Transformative Justice for the Long Haul

Transformative justice and community accountability (TJ/CA) offer compelling responses to violence in our communities and helps us better envision the world we want to build, but how do we build it? The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) is a local community collective working to build and support TJ/CA responses to child sexual abuse. This talk will present some of the strategies, tools, values, and structures that the BATJC have developed in an effort to make transformative justice a viable community-based alternative.

event flyer (with time & location details)

For Accessibility Information Contact: The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
(517) 884-7273
https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/

Apr
7
Fri
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum @ MSU Union
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum @ MSU Union | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Welcome to the 19th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum at Michigan State University. Throughout the day, undergraduate students from diverse academic disciplines will present their outstanding research and creative endeavors. This forum is the largest in the event’s history, with 930 students from 14 different colleges participating today. These students were mentored by more than 600 faculty members.

Apr
12
Wed
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Awards Ceremony @ MSU Union
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Awards Ceremony @ MSU Union | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30 PM for the awards ceremony in the Ballroom of the Union during which the prize winners in the various categories will be announced. We encourage all participants to join us for the awards ceremony and to invite their families, friends, mentors, and faculty members to attend.

To recognize exemplary scholarly achievements, monetary prizes will be awarded. One first-place award ($100) will be given in each section. Students working together in groups of four or less will each receive the award money independently. The maximum amount awarded for groups with five or more members will be $400, and the award money will be evenly distributed amongst the group members. Award money will be deposited directly into the student’s MSU account.

First-place award recipients will be considered for the grand prize award, which will be announced in early summer. All first-place award recipients will be contacted to submit a brief paper on their UURAF program topic and an electronic version of their poster or oral presentation. The Editorial Board and staff members for the Red Cedar Undergraduate Research Journal (ReCUR) will review submissions. A total of two grand prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts and sciences categories.

Sep
28
Thu
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30-6:00 pm: Inaugural meeting and discussion of Sara Ahmed’s Living a Feminist Life

Oct
26
Thu
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6:00 pm: Discuss special issue of journal in field of feminist, gender, sexualities studies (TBD)

Nov
2
Thu
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities
Nov 2 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities

This workshop aims to create a collaborative space in which we will discuss feminist, queer, and transgender approaches to literature and culture. This year, we will act as reading group, publication workshop, and pedagogy/praxis collective. As we interrogate the ways that differences of gender and sexuality are imagined and used to create meaning, whether oppressive or liberatory, we will consider how these differences intersect with those of class, race, ethnicity, ability, and nationality. Some questions that shall guide our reflections on our research, teaching, and praxis include the following: How are constructions of gender and sexuality used to sustain white supremacy, a patriarchal and racist set of beliefs and institutions? How are they used to drive neoliberalism, with its economization of all domains of life? And, crucially, what are the possibilities for resisting these historical processes to create more inclusive, democratic worlds? We invite interested graduate students and faculty to participate.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:45 – 5:45 pm, Wells B342: Skype Q & A on “Academic Journal Publishing” with Professor Jennifer DeVere Brody, Co-Editor of GLQ: Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, and Director of the Center for the Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity, Stanford University.

Dec
1
Fri
Women of Color Initiatives Lecture Series: Rae Paris Book Launch @ 4 West Main Library - The Green Room
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Rae Paris is the fourth speaker in the Women of Color Initiatives Lecture Series. Come to the Green Room of the Main Library on December 1st to see her launch her book, The Forgetting Tree: a Rememory. After the reading, enjoy sweet potato pie and peach cobbler provided by Duncan Events & Services.

See the attached flyer for more details about the event.