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. 

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 16, 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Room Big Ten A. “Learn at Lunch Series: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot. Why the Protest’s in Ferguson and Baltimore matter, and how they changed America.” Jennifer E. Cobbina’s research examines the intersection of race, gender, and crime. Her work also focuses on prisoner reentry, desistance, and recidivism.

April 18, 2019 7-9:00 p.m. WKAR Studio A. WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up Series: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Take an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, in one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? explores his legacy, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Rogers stood firm in his belief about the importance of protecting childhood. This intimate portrait goes beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

April 23, 2019. 5:30 p.m. "Repair: Art, Ceremony, and Healing in the Shadow of Violence" followed by public poetry reading from 7:15-8:45 p.m. 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 30, 2019. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ComArtSci Greenhouse. 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.

May 9, 2019 7-9:00 p.m. WKAR Studio A. WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up 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.

For more info, go to or contact Lauren McKenzie or Geri Alumit Zeldes

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