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10/2018 Events

What is the Carceral State, Why Does it Matter, and What are We Doing About It?

This symposium features five U-M faculty, students, and community members who will discuss their experiences and understandings of the American prison system. This is the first in a series of symposia hosted by the U-M Center for the Study of the Carceral State, a new interdisciplinary initiative directed by Professor Heather Ann Thompson. The Center brings together faculty, students, staff, and community members to examine and research mass incarceration, policing, and criminal justice in the United States. It also sponsors community outreach and social justice events.

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Date
10/03/2018
Time
05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Symposium

Film: Unrest

woman's head, with medical leads around her forehead, lying on a pillow
Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is 28, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned.

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Date
10/08/2018
Time
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Series
Investing in Ability
Event Type
Film

It’s All Relational: Indigenous Video Game as Storytelling Praxis

Wao Kanaka

Skins 6.0/He Au Hou 2 Game Still (courtesy of author)

This presentation is an exploration of the intersections of video game building, meaningful learning, Indigenous and Western cultures through relation-oriented ontologies - rather than aspect- or object- oriented ones. From the tech that is used to the land and waters the event is hosted on - these connections matter, weaving networks of relations across digital and physical heterotopic borders.

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Date
10/09/2018
Time
12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab
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Event Type
Talk

Special Collections After Hours: Skeletons in Our Closets

images of skeletons

Illustration from Benedictus Antonio Van Assen. "The British Dance of Death." London: Hodgson and Co., 1828. Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan Library.

The Special Collections Research Center is getting ready for Halloween! Join us for a look at all things spooky, including materials on witchcraft, ghosts, and contacting the dead. This event is part of Special Collections After Hours, a monthly open house series sharing highlights from the many books, documents, and artifacts in our collections. Each event is open to everyone and will offer a new group of themed materials for visitors to explore. Open houses are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Date
10/09/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, 6th Floor
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Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

Dance the freaking music, baby: LGBTQ Identities & Intersectionalities

This panel explores the question of being human through the facets of LGBTQ and disability, discovering threads of meaning in our lives, and how the intersections of our experiences can inform and lend new meaning to our multifaceted identities. The discussion will range from acceptance to microaggression, from making space for personal expression to the role of scholarly enquiry and activity in building awareness and acceptance.  Panelists: Petra Kuppers, Shanna Kattari, Evan James Copeland. Moderator: Patricia F. Anderson.

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Date
10/10/2018
Time
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Series
Investing in Ability
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Small-kine Budgets and #PhDHustle Life: Level Up Your Praxis, Progress, and Play

From the upcoming book "Liminal" by Michelle Lee Brown. Depicts a blue/green galaxy with stars and a swordfish.

From “Liminal”, in the forthcoming Sovereign Traces 2: Relational Constellation collection from MSU Press and Native Realities Press

This informal workshop, related to the talk It’s All Relational: Indigenous Video Game as Storytelling Praxis. takes up ideas and (re)newed approaches within some Indigenous and decolonial projects: VR, comic books, video games, machine a and more. We’ll share ideas, approaches, sources, and workshop some ways to make your storytelling praxis happen!

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Date
10/10/2018
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Shapiro PIE Space, Shapiro Design Lab
Event Type
Workshop

Open Access at a Crossroads When We Really Need a Roundabout

Emergent Research Series events are aimed at better understanding the new ways in which research relies on the work of libraries and information professionals, and where cutting-edge research pushes past what libraries currently support. Join us for a talk with Sarah Beaubien, Associate Dean of Curriculum, Research, and User Services at the Grand Valley State University Libraries.

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Date
10/10/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Discussion

National Coming Out Week 2018: Dr. Ronni Sanlo

Dr. Ronni Sanlo gives the keynote address for National Coming Out Week 2018 and LGBTQ History Month 2018.

Event Information

Date
10/10/2018
Time
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
ECC (Room 1840), School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University Ave.
Event Type
Lecture

Coming Out as Wiki Editors: Queer Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia is the largest, most popular online reference work, covering all areas of history and contemporary life. However, both the topics it covers and the people who edit its articles don’t reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community. In honor of LGBTQ History Month, join us for a Queer Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Together we’ll improve representation of LGBTQ people, events, and topics in Wikipedia. No prior experience editing Wikipedia is necessary. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP.

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Date
10/13/2018
Time
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library ScholarSpace (Room 206)
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Event Type
Workshop

Updated ADA information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

Do you know the difference between Emotional Support Animals and assistive animals? Do you know which animals can legally be kept in dorms or in rentals? Which animals can be taken into public spaces such as restaurants and stores? Our panel can provide the answers. Panelists: Christina Kline, Disability Coordinator, U-M Office for institutional Equity; Jack Bernard, U-M Associate General Counsel; Randi Johnson, U-M Housing Accommodations. Moderator: Jeff Edelstein

Event Information

Date
10/15/2018
Time
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Series
Investing in Ability
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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