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Jan
15
Sun
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017 Commemorative Celebration
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2017 Commemorative Celebration

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 37TH Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Theme: The Art of Nonconformity: Dissent and Civil Discourse “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” #Breakthesilence

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer & Protest Concert Hosted by the MSU College of Music, Jazz Studies Program “The Human Movement—Earth, Life, Justice & Music” Fairchild Theatre – 3pm and 7 pm. Free, tickets required. Contact the Wharton Center Ticket Box Office for more information.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Student Leadership Conference: https://msuinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/mlk-student-conference-registration-2017/

Community Dinner:  https://msuinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/mlk-community-dinner-general-reservation

 

Details about all MLK day events can be found here: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/awards-programs/king/index.html

Jan
18
Wed
Michigan Writers Series with Marcus Wicker @ MSU Main Library, Green Room W449
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
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)

Feb
17
Fri
Teaching Abroad Event @ Wells Hall, B122
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This information session is designed for students from all majors who are interested in teaching abroad. You will hear from panelists who have participated in a variety of teaching abroad experiences.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gansler (gansler@msu.edu) or Cindy Walter (walterc2@msu.edu)

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Feb
23
Thu
AAAS Speaker: Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore @ Brody Rm 134
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and American Studies, and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. She writes on racial capitalism, organized violence, organized abandonment, changing state structure, revolutionary and other oppositional formations, the African diaspora, infrastructure, and extraction. She is a past president of the American Studies Association, and co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network.

Mar
2
Thu
Korean Conversation Table @ Wells Hall A201 and A236
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No one to talk to in Korean? Frustrated about speaking Korean?
Come join us for an hour of conversation in Korean. ALL LEVELS are welcome! We will talk about these plus other topics in Korean.

Free and Open to the Public 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 (Every Thursday in March except 3/9) at WH A201 and WH A236

 

Sponsored by the Korean Program, the Council on Korean Studies and the Asian Studies Center

Contact: ospark@msu.edu

Mar
16
Thu
Korean Conversation Table @ Wells Hall A201 and A236
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No one to talk to in Korean? Frustrated about speaking Korean?
Come join us for an hour of conversation in Korean. ALL LEVELS are welcome! We will talk about these plus other topics in Korean.

Free and Open to the Public 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 (Every Thursday in March except 3/9) at WH A201 and WH A236

 

Sponsored by the Korean Program, the Council on Korean Studies and the Asian Studies Center

Contact: ospark@msu.edu

Mar
20
Mon
An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening @ 145 Natural Sciences Building
Mar 20 @ 10:20 am – 11:40 am

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

 

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==

Part 2: “An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening” @ B117 Wells Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==