EVENTS

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Nov
7
Thu
Language Diversity Speaker Series – The Work of Writing Never Ends @ RCAH Theater, Snyder C20
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Language Diversity Speaker Series - The Work of Writing Never Ends @ RCAH Theater, Snyder C20 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark – Associate Professor, Department of English, Western Michigan University

Drawing from her research and experiences designing and building partnerships between WAC, faculty development, and diversity and inclusion programming, Perryman-Clark describes the ways in which such collaborations can forward the mission of the CCCC’s Students’ Right to Their Own Language Resolution, supporting enrollment and retention efforts while also enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives at the institutional level.

Nov
15
Fri
C4I – Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I - Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Dr. Felix Kronenburg

The basic blueprint of the physical classroom has not
changed all that much in over a century, even as new
teaching methods and approaches, new technologies,
and new interdisciplinary insights into better ways to
support learning have greatly advanced during that same
timeframe. Do we still need physical learning spaces in
this age of ubiquitous computing? If we do, how can we
design and build them so that they will be able to adapt
to new educational transformations? Dr. Kronenberg
will give insights into and solutions from the new
interdisciplinary field of learning space design.

Dec
6
Fri
C4I – The Data of Disaster: Understanding Climatizing Surveillance in Post-Maria Puerto Rico @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I - The Data of Disaster: Understanding Climatizing Surveillance in Post-Maria Puerto Rico @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Christina Boyles – Assistant Professor of Culturally-engaged Digital Humanities

Nearly two years have passed since Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico, yet its effects are still reeling through the islands. Rather than assisting with recovery, government agencies are engaging in what I term climatizing surveillance—mechanisms developed to both disempower Puerto Ricans and to ensure valuable resources remain in the hands of the wealthy elite. At its core, this enterprise seeks the erasure of marginalized peoples and their claims to commonly held lands and resources. This presentation will discuss how these processes operate in Puerto Rico, highlight their broader implications for a climate-stricken world, and outline strategies for resistance.

Feb
10
Mon
Holocaust by Bullets: Model for the Modern Genocide @ The Kellogg Center Auditorium
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
Holocaust by Bullets: Model for the Modern Genocide @ The Kellogg Center Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Father Patrick Desbois

Meticulous Nazi records of Jews killed in the death camps identify fewer than half of the Holocaust’s victims. When, where and how were the other victims killed? Father Patrick Desbois, Founder and President of Yahad – In Unum and Braman Endowed Professor of the Practice of the Forensic Study of the Holocaust at the Center for Jewish Civilization of Georgetown University, has sought and found the answers to these questions.

In 2004, he founded Yahad – In Unum (“Together in One”) whose original charter was documenting the evidence of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. By studying the archives and interviewing the eyewitnesses to the 75-year-old crime of the Holocaust, Father Desbois and his team were able to shed light on a forgotten mechanism in Hitler’s killing machine – the Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads that rounded up Jews by the thousands and shot them dead in towns and villages across Eastern Europe.

Yahad-In Unum’s relentless study and research into the “Holocaust by Bullets” has revealed chilling parallels between the Nazi atrocities and those committed today by ISIS – particularly in its murder and enslavement of Yazidis. For the last several years, Father Desbois and his team have been gathering testimony from the survivors of those crimes in Northern Iraq. They have also established centers for children and women in refugee camps to help former captives’ transition back into society.

 

Apr
2
Thu
POSTPONED: Elusive Conversations Philosophy & Environmental Governance Symposium @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 3 @ 7:45 pm
POSTPONED: Elusive Conversations  Philosophy & Environmental Governance Symposium @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Philosophy & Environmental Governance regrets to announce that the Elusive Conversations Symposium has been postponed.  Please look for a new date for this event coming this August 2020.

hosted by MSU Philosophy & Environmental Governance

Two day symposium with three keynote speakers.

KEYNOTE  SPEAKERS

Deborah McGregor
York University’s Osgoode
Hall Law School

Christopher Preston
University of Montana

Andrew Light
George Mason University & World Resources Institute

The richness and diversity of contemporary environmental philosophy remains largely absent from the everyday dis- course and decision-making processes of
environmental governance. One reason for this is a sincere difficulty in translating the less tangible and measurable aspects of our environmental relationships into community practices and governing policies. More difficult still, the mechanisms of environmental decision-making have been historically structured
under the influence of latent environmental philosophies that are neither neutral nor equally welcoming to all considerations. The best plans too often produce the same impoverished results.

THIS SYMPOSIUM seeks to envision a richer and more inclusive environmental governance, proposing specific steps for how environmental philosophy can better engage current governance practices.

 

Nov
5
Thu
HIVES: Eli Clare
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
HIVES: Eli Clare

Eli Clare will be leading several events for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture. White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation.

Exploring Brilliant Imperfection, Writing About Bodymind Difference, November 5 @ 10:00am EST

Using storytelling, brainstorming, and free writing, Eli Clare will lead us through ways of writing and thinking about all kinds of bodymind difference. In collaboration with MSU’s Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture Department and the MSU Writing Center.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

The Intersection of Queerness & Disability Workshop, November 5 @ 2:00PM EST

What are the connections among ableism, homophobia, and transphobia? How do issues around queer disability identities fit into a broader intersectional social justice framework? Join Eli Clare for a facilitated dialogue! In collaboration with the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities Workshop.

Click on the link to RSVP for the workshop (Note, while all HIVES events are open to the public, priority will be given to MSU students in the event of the event reaching capacity)

Eli Clare Keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds,” November 6, 4:00PM EST

Eli Clare is presenting his keynote, “Notes on Cure, Disability, & Natural Worlds” for the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on the topic of disability studies, animal studies, and popular culture.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.

Nov
19
Thu
Norton Anthology of Native Nations Readings/Discussions @ Remote via Zoom
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Norton Anthology of Native Nations Readings/Discussions @ Remote via Zoom

Please join us on November 19 at 7:30pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.

Nov
20
Fri
Norton Anthology of Native Nations Readings/Discussions @ Remote via Zoom
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm
Norton Anthology of Native Nations Readings/Discussions @ Remote via Zoom

Please join us on November 20 at 2:00pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.

Dec
2
Wed
DARK FOREST @ Remote
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
DARK FOREST @ Remote | San Jose | California | United States

Please see attached flyer for a compelling event on Dec. 2 with Dr. Swarnavel Pillai, Dr. Tamar M. Boyadjian, and artist and filmmaker Roger Kupelian to discuss his documentary film Dark Forest in the Mountain. We ask that you please view the film in advance. Please see the flyer for a link to the film, and the zoom link for the event

Dec
4
Fri
HIVES: Jordan Scott Reading & Keynote
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm
HIVES: Jordan Scott Reading & Keynote

Jordan Scott, Winner of the Latner Poetry Prize by the  Writer’s Trust of Canada, is the author of Siltblert, Decomp (a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Colombia), and Night & Ox. His chapbooks include Clearance Process and Lanterns at Guantánamo, both of which treat his experience after being allowed access to Guantanamo Bay in April 2015.

Click on the link to RSVP for the keynote. This event is open to the public.