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.
The Panamanian Culture Festival will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th in the Wells Hall atrium. There will be 5 tables for presentations and food. We encourage Spanish language students and other program partners to attend. Of course, all are welcome!
Please feel free to share this event widely.
This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.
Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:
- Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
- Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
- Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
- Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:
After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.
This event is open to all students and faculty
The Writing Center at MSU will present its first speaker in the Language Diversity Speaker Series, Dr. Vershawn Ashanti Young, where he will present his talk, “Straight Black Queers: Languaging Gender Anxiety and the American Dream.” Dr. Young is a professor of English Language and Literature and Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo and a Chair at the Conference on College Composition & Communication.