ComArtSci Inclusion Events

At ComArtSci and WKAR, we encourage debate and discussion through events that open our eyes to new perspectives and allow us to learn more about our community and world. 

February 7, 2019 5:00 p.m. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Frederick D. Haynes III Senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas; Haynes is also an author, radio show host and social activist. With a passion for people and community, he has been an activist against racial, economic and social injustice from the local to the national levels.

February 15, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m., Room 184 ComArtSci Conversation featuring JRN Professor Joe Grimm and Sergeant Florene McGlothian Taylor. “100 Questions and Answers About Police Officers,” the 13th volume in the Bias Busters guidebook series. The guides are created as part of a journalism course under the supervision of Editor in Residence Joe Grimm. They provide basic information about different groups of people to encourage larger in-depth conversations.

February 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. Racial Justice and Combatting Sexual Violence: Towards Inclusive Transformation.

February 21, 2019 12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Room 154. Guest Lecture in JRN 300 Reporting & Writing: Eugene Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post columnist. Robinson recognized the interconnections between politics and culture and frequently adds his unique view of the American narrative on MSNBC.

February 21, 2019 5:00 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center for Performing Arts. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Eugene Robinson A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post columnist, Robinson long ago recognized the interconnections between politics and culture and frequently adds his unique view of the American narrative on MSNBC.

February 28, 2019 5:00 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center for Performing Arts. 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series. Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey with Vernon Jordan Civil rights activist, presidential advisor and author, Jordan has held influential positions in politics, the public service arena, corporate America and law. A graduate of DePauw University and Howard University School of Law, he has never hesitated to speak truth to power or to choose his own path, regardless of others’ views. 

March 7, 2019. WKAR Indie Lens Series: The Providers. Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

March 12, 2019 5:30 p.m. MSU Museum. “Covering the Crisis: Journalism and Sexual Violence.” This panel will chronicle how journalists have been reporting the Nassar crisis. Panelists: Kate Wells (Michigan Radio); Kim Kozlowski (Detroit News); Judith Walgren (School of Journalism); Teresa Mastin (Advertising + Public Relations); Joanne Gerstner (Journalism)  Moderator: Susan Carter (School of Journalism)

March 15, 2019 9-10:30 a.m. Room 184: ComArtSci Community Conversations with Teresa Mastin, ComArtSci Ad&PR Department Chair.

April 5, 2019. 1:00 p.m. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Room Big Ten A. Annual RCPD Awards and Appreciation Reception. Join the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) and esteemed guests who know the annual reception as an eye-opening experience that expands awareness of what is possible when we collaborate to maximize ability and opportunity. In order to attend this event please RSVP here.

April 16, 2019 5:30-7:30 p.m. MSU Museum. Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak. This innovative exhibition is co-curated by sister survivors and their allies, reflecting on the vast crisis of sexual violence centered on the MSU campus in recent years. Inspired by hundreds of teal bows and ribbon tied in early 2018 around campus trees as tributes to the survivors, the exhibit chronicles the continuing struggle by the survivors to call public attention to sexual violence and to promote dignity, healing, and positive transformation locally and globally. Visual art, poetry, text, and audio installations celebrate the power of singular and collective voices to challenge injustice, demand institutional accountability, and build a better world. A living reminder to each and every survivor of sexual violence that you are not alone, this dynamic space invites interactive dialogue with all visitors, as we consider together strategies to promote institutional change and nurture cultures of safety, compassion, and healing.

April 23, 2019. 5:30 p.m. "Repair: Art, Ceremony, and Healing in the Shadow of Violence" followed by public poetry reading. MSU Museum. The panel will explore ways art has helped survivors of the Nassar crisis heal. Panelists: Alexandra Bourque (Artist); Jordyn Fishman (Artist); Kelly Hansen (Exhibition Designer); Karin Zitzewitz (MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design); Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis University); Valerie von Frank (Sister Survivors Support Parents’ Group); Trinea Gonczar (Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner’s Program) Moderator: Carla Acevedo Yates (Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum). The poetry reading will immediately follow the panel at 7 p.m. and be put on in partnership with the poetry center. 

April 25, 2019. WKAR Indie Lens Series: Charm City. During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these divisive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground.

April 30, 2019. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Empathic Games Open House Lab and Brunch. Experience student games created for the Empathic Games Initiative led by Professors Elizabeth LaPensée, Robby Ratan, Geri Alumit Zeldes, Jeremy Bond, Wei Peng, Lauren Gaines McKenzie and Andrew Dennis.

For more info, go to http://comartsci.msu.edu/includes-all or contact Lauren McKenzie or Geri Alumit Zeldes alumitge@msu.edu

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