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Teal Talk

In conjunction with the exhibition at the MSU Museum, “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak,” the Museum is hosting a series of “Teal Talks,” which are facilitated conversations by scholars and advocates about the exhibit and the important issues it raises.

The special exhibit “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” was developed in collaboration with sister survivors and their allies, reflecting on the vast crisis of sexual violence centered on the MSU campus in recent years. Through visual art, poetry, text, and audio installations the exhibit chronicles the survivors’ continuing struggle to call public attention to sexual violence and to promote dignity, healing, and positive transformation. The exhibition is now on display in the Main Gallery at the MSU Museum through March 2020.

September 13, 2019 | Dr. Sabrina Ford, College of Human Medicine
You Too: How Sexual Assault Infiltrates the Community’s Conscience

The sexual assault crisis in the Michigan State University community has caused deep indescribable harm. “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak,” exhibits the bravery, strength, and fortitude of sister survivors to share the horrific mass assault on their bodies and souls. When someone is hurt in our community, how are the rest of us affected? Without an inclusive, intentional, and transparent approach to healing, it is impossible to move forward. Dr. Ford will discuss how we as a community, together with Sister Survivors, process the tragedy.

Sabrina Ford, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Public Health researcher in the College of Human Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology and the Institute for Health Policy. Her research pertains to Women’s Health particularly for vulnerable populations and those with health risks. Her work involves design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs for women across the lifespan. Dr. Ford is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Michigan and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Teal Talks will take place on the second Friday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the MSU Museum in the exhibit, “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak.”

Schedule of Teal Talks:

September 13, 2019 | Dr. Sabrina Ford, College of Human Medicine

October 11, 2019 | Dr. Kyle Greenwalt, College of Education

November 8, 2019 | Dr. Paulette Stenzel, Broad College of Business

January 10, 2020 | Dr. Teresa Mastin, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

March 13, 2020 | Dr. Judith Strunk, College of Nursing

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