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Feb
3
Wed
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop
Feb 3 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop

Please join Electric Marronage for the following dance workshop series.

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop with Bombazo Dance Co. 

Starting this Wednesday Electric Marronage is hosting a 4-week Bomba Dance Class open to everyone (all ages, communities, abilities, and experience)! Bomba is a 500+ year old dance brought to the island by enslaved Puerto Ricans. It is a dance and a music genre that survived multiple attempts of extermination, discrimination, and policing. Join us in celebrating one of the earliest adapted Afro-Indigenous musical styles in the Americas as part of Black History Month.

Every Wednesday in February from 12:40-2:00pm ET via zoom

Register at this link. 

Feb
4
Thu
Jay Dolmage Lecture @ Zoom
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jay Dolmage Lecture @ Zoom

Jay Dolmage: Ableism, Access, and Inclusion: Disability in Higher Education Before, During and After Covid-19.

 

In this workshop, we will collaborate to address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. We will explore our own ableist biases, apologies and defenses in an effort to build tools for a much more accessible future at Michigan State, while we also examine how disability has been situated in higher education before, during and (someday) after Covid-19.

RSVP Link

Feb
6
Sat
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm
Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

Please join Electric Marronage for the following artist talk.

Art & Reproductive Justice: A Talk with Rebecca Mwase

The Electric Marronage Spring semester artist-in-residence is Rebecca Mwase, a Zimbabwean-American theater and performance artist, creative consultant, producer, educator and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice, http://www.rebeccamwase.com/. On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm ET Rebecca Mwase will be in conversation with Jessica Solomon at the online Critical Reproductive Health/Care Conference to explore the intersections of race, pain and care. Register for the conference at this link.

 

Feb
10
Wed
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop
Feb 10 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop

Please join Electric Marronage for the following dance workshop series.

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop with Bombazo Dance Co. 

Starting this Wednesday Electric Marronage is hosting a 4-week Bomba Dance Class open to everyone (all ages, communities, abilities, and experience)! Bomba is a 500+ year old dance brought to the island by enslaved Puerto Ricans. It is a dance and a music genre that survived multiple attempts of extermination, discrimination, and policing. Join us in celebrating one of the earliest adapted Afro-Indigenous musical styles in the Americas as part of Black History Month.

Every Wednesday in February from 12:40-2:00pm ET via zoom

Register at this link. 

Feb
17
Wed
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop
Feb 17 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop

Please join Electric Marronage for the following dance workshop series.

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop with Bombazo Dance Co. 

Starting this Wednesday Electric Marronage is hosting a 4-week Bomba Dance Class open to everyone (all ages, communities, abilities, and experience)! Bomba is a 500+ year old dance brought to the island by enslaved Puerto Ricans. It is a dance and a music genre that survived multiple attempts of extermination, discrimination, and policing. Join us in celebrating one of the earliest adapted Afro-Indigenous musical styles in the Americas as part of Black History Month.

Every Wednesday in February from 12:40-2:00pm ET via zoom

Register at this link. 

Margaret Price Event @ Zoom
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Margaret Price Event @ Zoom

Margaret Price: Everyday Survival and Collective Action: What We Can Learn from Disabled Faculty in a Time of Unwellness

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has raised startling questions about everyday life—for example, “How is it possible that I am required to do a full-time job while also providing full-time care for my family?” or “How can I negotiate questions of ‘safety’ with my co-workers, my community, even my closest loved ones?” These questions surged into the limelight in 2020, yet few realize that they were already active topics of conversation in small, interdependent communities of disabled, BIPOC, queer, and otherwise marginalized people. In this talk, Margaret Price draws upon data from a survey and interview study with disabled faculty (https://margaretprice.wordpress.com/disabled-faculty-study) to highlight themes such as “time,” “cost,” “technology,” and “accountability.” These themes not only teach us more about the everyday lives and strategies of disabled faculty members, but also demonstrate that all participants in higher education will benefit from a cultural shift toward shared accountability and interdependent forms of care.

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Beatriz Cortez Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Beatriz Cortez Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Beatriz Cortez | February 17 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

Beatriz Cortez (b. 1970, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Arizona State University. Cortez’s work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities, and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. She has had solo exhibitions at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles (2019); Clockshop, Los Angeles (2018); Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles (2016); Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador (2014); and Museo Municipal Tecleño (MUTE), El Salvador (2012), among others. Cortez has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2019); Ballroom Marfa, TX (2019); Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2019); John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2018); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); BANK/MABSOCIETY, Shanghai, China (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador (2016); and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2016). Cortez is the recipient of the Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020), the inaugural Frieze Arto LIFEWTR Sculpture Prize (2019), the Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts (2019), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2018), the Artist Community Engagement Grant (2017), and the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016).

For more information about Beatriz Cortez and their work, please visit their website

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

For the security of our events, please do not share the link and password on social media.

Feb
24
Wed
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop
Feb 24 @ 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop

Please join Electric Marronage for the following dance workshop series.

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Workshop with Bombazo Dance Co. 

Starting this Wednesday Electric Marronage is hosting a 4-week Bomba Dance Class open to everyone (all ages, communities, abilities, and experience)! Bomba is a 500+ year old dance brought to the island by enslaved Puerto Ricans. It is a dance and a music genre that survived multiple attempts of extermination, discrimination, and policing. Join us in celebrating one of the earliest adapted Afro-Indigenous musical styles in the Americas as part of Black History Month.

Every Wednesday in February from 12:40-2:00pm ET via zoom

Register at this link. 

A Conversation with CAL – AAAS @ Zoom
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Conversation with CAL - AAAS @ Zoom

“A Visionary New Build: The Department of African American and African Studies”

Presented by Tamura Lomax, Ph.D., and Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., of the Department of African American and African Studies

Description: In this episode of Conversations with CAL, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown and Dr. Tamura Lomax reveal their experiences joining MSU during a global pandemic and discuss the visionary new build of the Department of African American and African Studies.

RSVP LINK: https://msu.zoom.us/s/96416030134



									
Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Kelly Akashi | February 24 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Material tactility, its possibilities, limitations, and transformation form the core of Kelly Akashi’s practice. Originally trained in analog photography, traditional processes and the materiality of documents continue to inform and fuel her sculptural explorations. Working in a variety of media, such as wax, bronze, fire, glass, silicone, copper, and rope, Akashi investigates the capacity and boundaries of these elements and their ability to construct and challenge conventional concepts of form.

Born in 1983 in Los Angeles, Kelly Akashi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. The artist graduated with a MFA from University of Southern California in 2014. Akashi studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2006.

Currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum is a new commissioned sculpture, Cultivator, which will be on view at the museum’s Crown Commons through March 2021. Winner of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize the artist had a residency at the foundation in Ojai, California. Other residencies include ARCH Athens, Greece (2019) and at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2019) – both of which concluded with a solo exhibition. Other important solo exhibitions include Long Exposure curated by Ruba Katrib at the SculptureCenter, New York (2017). The artist’s work is currently featured in Ground/work at the Clark Art Institute and Possédé·e·s at MoCo Montpellier Contemporain in France. Other notable group exhibitions include the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); Take me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffmann, and Kelly Taxter, Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015).

For more information about Kelly Akashi and their work, please visit their website.