EVENTS

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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.

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.

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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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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