Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan @ Wells Hall, 2nd Floor Atriuim
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan @ Wells Hall, 2nd Floor Atriuim | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WRAC, the CAL Citizen Scholars Program, the English Language Center and the MSU Library will be hosting an exhibit of the Refuge Lansing project on October 13th and 16th.

Through this special exhibit created by local writers and photographers working with the Refugee Development Center, we welcome members of the MSU and local communities to learn about and celebrate twelve stories of resettlement to the Lansing area. Their experiences as refugees invite dialogue about our perceptions and understanding of the backgrounds, struggles, triumphs, and contributions of those who join our communities from elsewhere. There are now more refugees world-wide than ever before, many fleeing unbearable violence, destruction, and loss. The exhibit itself, and the surrounding events, highlight the positive effects of a more open refugee policy, and of Lansing’s commitment to welcoming those who seek the opportunity to create a new life for themselves and their families.

Opening reception:
Friday October 13, 2017, 12-5 p.m.
2nd floor atrium, Wells Hall.

Featured speakers:
Erika Brown-Binion, Executive Director, Refugee Development Center
Ruelaine Stokes, contributing writer, Refuge Lansing project

Download the Refuge Lansing: Stories of Resettlement in Mid-Michigan flyer

EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
EJ Hill Mutant Salon Talk @ Virtual on Zoom

Please join the Department of Art, Art History, and Design on Thursday, September 24 at 4 pm as we kick-off a special lecture series titled Mutant Salon hosted by Young Joon Kwak,  2020-2021 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. The first speaker in this series is artist EJ Hill. This series is free and open to the public.

This event doesn’t require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please join using the following link and password. pw: mutants

EJ Hill (b. 1985, Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 and BFA from Columbia College, Chicago in 2011. Solo exhibitions have been held at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, MA (2020); Company Gallery, New York (2018); He was a resident at the Studio Museum of Harlem, and is the recipient of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University (2018-19), Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists (2018); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018), the Mohn Public Recognition Award at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2018 (2018), the Los Angeles Artadia Award (2018), the Art Matters Foundation Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2015).