EVENTS

Calendar

Oct
27
Tue
Citizens Cinema: Viewing and Discussion of 13th @ Online
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Citizens Cinema: Viewing and Discussion of 13th @ Online

Join us to watch and discuss the Netflix documentary, 13th.  We will also share simple and practical things we can do in response as engaged citizens of the world.

The Zoom link to join is https://msu.zoom.us/j/4992882362

The passcode is CS2020

Nov
5
Thu
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online

Come join us at our weekly writing nights! We know that trying to be creative while being at home can be tough, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. so we’re offering a calm space for queer writers to hang out.

Every Thursday night at 7 pm through November and December (excluding Thanksgiving), we’ll host a Zoom room with chill music and good vibes. We’ll develop a writer’s playlist, work on poetry, short stories, essays, and maybe help each other get over a fierce writer’s block.

Nov
10
Tue
Citizen’s Comments: Self-Care @ Zoom
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Citizen's Comments: Self-Care @ Zoom

Join us for a night to talk about self-care and mental health! We’ll be checking in with ourselves and each other to make sure we are taking care of ourselves during this time.

The event is student-led. You can join by visiting:

https://msu.zoom.us/j/4992882362

Password: CS2020

Nov
12
Thu
New date–MSU Signature Lecture Series with Claudia Rankine @ Online event
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New date--MSU Signature Lecture Series with Claudia Rankine @ Online event | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The College of Arts & Letters and MSU Broad Museum are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Signature Lecture with Claudia Rankine

Poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. She is the author of six volumes of poetry, three plays, and various essays.

Her book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award; the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the first book in the award’s history to be nominated in both poetry and criticism; the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Collection, the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; the 2015 NAACP Image Award in poetry; the 2015 PEN Open Book Award; the 2015 PEN American Center USA Literary Award; the 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award; and the 2015 VIDA Literary Award. Citizen was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize. It is the only poetry book to be a New York Times Bestseller in the nonfiction category.

This online event will begin at 7 pm.  Register here for the ZOOM webinar link.

You can also watch this event on Facebook Live or YouTubeLive.

Check out our pop up online independent book store partner, Literati Bookstore to order copies of Claudia Rankine’s books and find other social justice and anti-racism texts.

About the Signature Lecture Series

Originally founded as the Celebrity Lecture Series in 1998 by the College of Arts & Letters and the Dean’s Community Council, the series was later renamed the Signature Lecture Series in 20017 and allows notable public figures to interact and engage with the faculty, students, and greater community of Michigan State University through conversations and discussions.

The popularity of this series has attracted some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, film producers, and creative artists of our time, including Soledad O’Brien, Ken Burns, Oliver Stone, Richard Ford, and Maya Angelou, just to name a few.

Sponsors of the Signature Lecture Series are the following:

  • College of Arts & Letters
  • Broad Art Museum
  • MSU Libraries
  • Department of English
  • Creative Writing Program
  • Film Studies Program
  • Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

This event is being held in collaboration with the MSU Broad Art Museum Artist’s Project Series “John Lucas and Claudia Rankine: Situations” Exhibition. The MSU Broad presents, for the first time in a solo exhibition, the entire series of Situation videos collaboratively produced by documentary filmmaker John Lucas and poet Claudia Rankine since 2008. The videos address the vexed notion of a post-racial United States, a term coined in the Obama era to assert that the election of an African American president indicated the achievement of racial equality, by foregrounding the public and private experiences of black Americans. The exhibition is on February 8-December 26, 2020.

The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online

Come join us at our weekly writing nights! We know that trying to be creative while being at home can be tough, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. so we’re offering a calm space for queer writers to hang out.

Every Thursday night at 7 pm through November and December (excluding Thanksgiving), we’ll host a Zoom room with chill music and good vibes. We’ll develop a writer’s playlist, work on poetry, short stories, essays, and maybe help each other get over a fierce writer’s block.

Nov
17
Tue
Citizens Scholars Trivia Night @ Online
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Citizens Scholars Trivia Night @ Online

Come join us and put your knowledge to the test. Enjoy trivia and good company.

Zoom: https://msu.zoom.us/j/4992882362

Password: CS2020

Nov
19
Thu
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online

Come join us at our weekly writing nights! We know that trying to be creative while being at home can be tough, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. so we’re offering a calm space for queer writers to hang out.

Every Thursday night at 7 pm through November and December (excluding Thanksgiving), we’ll host a Zoom room with chill music and good vibes. We’ll develop a writer’s playlist, work on poetry, short stories, essays, and maybe help each other get over a fierce writer’s block.

Dec
3
Thu
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Community with Citizens Scholars @ Online

Come join us at our weekly writing nights! We know that trying to be creative while being at home can be tough, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. so we’re offering a calm space for queer writers to hang out.

Every Thursday night at 7 pm through November and December (excluding Thanksgiving), we’ll host a Zoom room with chill music and good vibes. We’ll develop a writer’s playlist, work on poetry, short stories, essays, and maybe help each other get over a fierce writer’s block.

Mar
4
Thu
The Three C’s: A Conversation Series @ Zoom
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Three C's: A Conversation Series @ Zoom | Malatya

Citizen Scholars and GenCen present Three C’s: A Conversation Series.

This week, our discussion will focus on citizenship (globally) with the goal of understanding ourselves and relating to others while making the world a better place.

Attend by Zoom: https://msu.zoom.us/j/98041384256

Meeting ID: 980 4138 4256

Password: 449318

Have any questions? Contact LaDonna Croffe at croffela@msu.edu

Citizen Scholars’ mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of social justice, human rights, global awareness, and equity work in the arts and humanities by guiding them through intentional study to connect their academic work with the transforming experience of community engagement.

Mar
26
Fri
Anti-Asian Racism Online Forum
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

An online forum in solidarity with members of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities:

The racist violence directed against Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities has
a long history and the recent killings in Georgia are a reminder of the continuing cruel
legacy of anti-Asian policies put in place in the 19th and 20th centuries. The previous US
the administration gave license to the racist and sexist violence of the shooter, whose actions
reflect the ugly attitudes that persist in contemporary US politics and culture.

As scholars and students committed to anti-racism, equity, and justice, we are coming together to challenge the racist discourse on COVID 19 and the growing number of anti-Asian hate crimes in the US. Come hear MSU faculty address these issues.

Speakers:
Siddharth Chandra, Yen-Hwei Lin, Josh Yumibe, Hui-Ling Malone, Abhishek Narula, Sheng-mei Ma, and Naoko Wake.

The event has been organized by the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities program, in partnership with the Asian Studies Center and Asian Pacific American Studies Program, and is sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters.

Register here: Webinar Registration – Zoom