Join the MUSE scholars program for daily public panels. Presenters on Saturday, 10/19 include:
- Naajidah Correll: “Double Negative Discourse: On Black Icons and Public Despair”
- Ariana Karina Costales Del Toro: “It Was Powerful Women All Along: Debunking Female Monsters in Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring ”
- Ke’Shunta Faye Drake: “When (will) They see Us: Black Womanism, Me, Myself, and the Life and Times of Assata Shakur”
- Jennifer Mojica Santana: “‘Soy Bandolero como el Míster Politiquero’: Tracing Sociopolitical Activism in Don Omar’s and Tego Calderón’s Reggaetón”
- Dr. Tamara Butler: “Worn: Sartorial Politics and Artifacts”
The Creative Writing Program, the Womxn of Color Initiatives, and the College of Arts and Letters are pleased to welcome Amalia Ortiz, who will visit MSU campus from November 10th through November 12th. Amalia Ortiz’s second book, The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret and Other Songs, is now available from Aztlan Libre Press. Ortiz has been featured on three seasons of Def Poetry on HBO, and on the NAACP Image Awards. Her debut collection Rant. Chant. Chisme. was selected by NBC News as one of the “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” On November 11th, Ortiz will hold a conversation at 10:30am in Wells Hall, room C640, and will present a public reading geared toward the CAL community at 7:oopm in the Art Lab.
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.
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.
Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction
Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
“The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” with Dr. James Laine
Thursday, April 9th, 4:00pm
A108 Wells Hall
“For these are all of our children, we will all profit or pay for what they become” –James Baldwin
Michigan State University’s English Education faculty stand in solidarity with the Detroit youth and their families who brought a lawsuit against the state of Michigan for a basic right to literacy. As literacy researchers and teacher educators, we are offering this free virtual critical literacies program because we believe that Detroit youth deserve more than a basic literacy education.
- Participants must be Detroit residents and attend a Detroit public or charter school.
- Participants are only allowed to take one critical literacy course.
- Participants will need Internet access via smartphone, tablet, or computer to participate in most of the courses. Access to zoom will be provided.
- Books and course materials will be provided free of cost. Details about “course supply” pickup date and location will be sent after registration.
- Registration closes on July 15th or once courses are full.
- Register for courses here: http://bitly.ws/8XGF