\”Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa\”
All Month
The Siyazama (Zulu for \”we are trying\”) Project, uses traditional and contemporary artistic expression to document the realities of HIV/AIDS; to open lines of communication about the virus and to establish a model for collaborations among artists, educators and health practitioners.
For more information, contact pr@museum.msu.edu or call (517)355-2370.

Sounds of Blackness in Concert
Saturday, April 1, 8:00 p.m., Wharton Center
The Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness have consistently performed, recorded and proudly proclaimed the music, culture and history of African-Americans to audiences around the world.
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

MSU Press Author Lectures: \”Dutch in Michigan\” & \”Arab Americans in Michigan\”
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
Rosina J. Hassoun, \”Arab Americans in Michigan,\” and Larry ten Harmsel, \”Dutch in Michigan,\” will speak at the Rochester Hills Museum and will be available to sign copies of their books. Michigan State University Press\’s \”Discovering the Peoples of Michigan\” programming is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
For more information, contact the Rochester Hills Museum at reaumej@msu.edu.

Study Abroad Info Session: Netherlands – Retail Management at the Christelijke Hogeschool Nederland (Fall 2006 and Spring 2007)
Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 107 South Kedzie

Study Abroad Info Session: Peru – Land of the Incas (Winter Break 2006-2007)
Wednesday, April 5, 4:00 p.m., 113 Bessey Hall

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Undergraduate Conference Keynote Address
Wednesday April 5, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
Keynote presentation by Michael Bochenek, deputy director of the Children\’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. The 3rd Annual Undergraduate Conference is sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Reception for faculty and students following the keynote presentation. Undergraduate panel presentations will take place April 7-8, 2006.
For more information, contact Kristin Janka Millar at kristin@msu.edu.

\”Understanding Wahhabism\”
Friday, April 7-8, 9:30 a.m., Case Hall, Club Spartan
Much of the popular discussion about political Islam in the media tends to equate Islam with fundamentalism, fundamentalism with Wahhabism and Wahhabism with terrorism. This conference aims to unravel the complex relationship among these various phenomena, above all by putting them in their proper historical, social and political contexts. Presented by the Muslim Studies Program at MSU.
For more information, contact Mohammed Ayoob at ayoob@msu.edu

The Tailenders
Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., MSU Library, Room W449
\”The Tailenders,\” a documentary by Adele Horne, sponsored by the MSU Global Literary and Cultural Studies Research Cluster. Filmed in the Solomon Islands, Mexico, India and the United States, \”The Tailenders\” explores the connections between missionary activity and global capitalism by examining a missionary organization\’s use of ultra-low tech audio devices to evangelize indigenous communities facing crises caused by global economic forces (72 minutes). Horne will be present to introduce the film and to take questions from the audience following the screening.
For more information about the film, visit Horne\’s Web site at www.adelehorne.net.

\”The Mystery of the Vietnam War\”
Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 p.m., International Center, Room 201
The speaker is Fredrik Logevall from Cornell University.
For more information, contact Marilyn McCullough at mccull67@msu.edu.

Australia – Australia\’s People, Government, Justice System and Public Policies (Spring 2007)
Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., 204 International Center

\”Journalism in South Korea\”
Friday, April 14, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 191
The speaker is Mr. Dae Hyun Cho, executive producer of Korean Broadcasting Systems.
For more information, contact Geri Alumit Zeldes at (517) 353-6430.

MSU Forum: International Immigration to Michigan
Wednesday, April 19, 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Anderson House Office Building, Mackinac Room, downtown Lansing
Michigan is one of many \”border states\” striving for immigration policies that balance economic and cultural development with security and social services costs. This forum will separate immigration facts from fiction, review policies and state-level services, and look at the effect of immigration on Michigan\’s demography.
For more information contact Institute for Public Policy & Social Research at ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu.

\”The Linguistic Construction of National Identity\”
Friday, April 21, 4:15 p.m., Wells Hall, Room B102
Lecture by Yasir Suleiman, professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Edinburgh University and the director of the Edinburgh Institute for the Study of the Arab World and Islam.
For more information, contact Anna Davis at davisan@msu.edu.

\”My Journey Home\” A Discussion with Vietnamese American Journalist Andrew Lam
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m., International Center Library
Film Screening of \”My Journey Home\” which follows journalist Andrew Lam as he travels back to his birth country of Vietnam. In addition to the film, Lam will discuss his new book of essays, \”Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora\” in which he looks back at his own past as well as at the lives of other Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese).
For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

Project Green: International Community Service Fair
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.., Vet Med Field
Project Green will be hosting an international community service fair. Booths hosting community service projects for various nations around the world will be set up. Projects include making blankets for an orphanage in Guatemala, recording books on tape for blind students in London, and putting together health kits for Thailand. Ethnic food and cultural entertainment also will be ongoing throughout the day. All participants must register prior to the event.
For more information, contact Allison Cherrette at cherrett@msu.edu.

Second Annual Black Graduate Student Association Ball
Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., University Club, Shibui Room
The Second Annual Black Graduate Student Association Ball will honor faculty, staff, administrators, graduate and undergraduate students in the MSU community who promote scholarship, service and social networking. The ceremony will also recognize the accomplishments of our MSU graduates, and honor our legacy in a memorial tribute to Black leaders who have past within the past year. This formal event will include an honor ceremony followed by dinner and dancing in an elegant atmosphere for social networking between scholars within the MSU community and business professionals within the Greater Lansing Community.
For more information, contact Mersedes Smith at bgsa_ball@hotmail.com.

\”La Causa: Witness the Movement\” (Performed in Spanish)
Sunday, April 23, 1:30 p.m., Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre
\”La Causa: Witness the Movement\” uses a unique combination of theatre, film footage and live interaction to create a high impact performance that allows audiences to discover history\’s relevance to their lives. In the late 1960s, Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers, fought for civil rights and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history in \”La Causa: Witness the Movement.\” This special event will be presented in Spanish.
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

\”La Causa: Witness the Movement\”
Sunday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre
\”La Causa: Witness the Movement\” uses a unique combination of theatre, film footage and live interaction to create a high impact performance that allows audiences to discover history\’s relevance to their lives. In the late 1960s, Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers, fought for civil rights, and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history in \”La Causa: Witness the Movement.\” This special event will be presented in English.
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

Myshkin\’s Ruby Warblers in Concert
Friday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church Auditorium, 855 Grove St., East Lansing
Myshkin\’s Ruby Warblers is a cult heroine songwriter with her ever-evolving band. They sing gypsy, torch, punk and a bit of chantuese…Folk pop, torchtronic, literary, lush and are infused with the honesty and attitude of a true life original. Myshkin, named by \”Folk Roots Magazine\” UK as \”one of the best songwriters around\”, is most known for her rich alto, odd melodies and vividly storied lyrics. The band tours as a duo – Myshkin on guitar and tenor guitar, Sailor Banks on fretless bass – or a trio, adding either Scott Magee or Leila Chieko on drums.
For more information, contact Dawn Martin at marti778@msu.edu.

Dora the Explorer Live! Dora\’s Pirate Adventure
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Wharton Center
Ahoy! Dora the Explorer is setting sail with her brand new live musical voyage, Dora\’s Pirate Adventure. Join Dora, her cousin Diego, Boots the monkey and the rest of their friends as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. They will need the audience to help them navigate the seven seas, overcome a few fun obstacles and confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and Spanish-language skills to successfully get Dora to the treasure and all ends happily onstage with a \”yo-ho-ho.\”
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

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