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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.

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

Dr. Teresa Mastin is a professor and chairperson in the Department of Advertising and  Public Relations. Mastin’s primary research interests include media advocacy as a public relations tool, media coverage of health issues related to women, and disadvantaged and/or vulnerable populations, especially in regard to individuals residing in struggling urban communities and developing countries.

Using Sustained Dialogue to Address Sexual Misconduct
Sustain dialogue (SD) “ . . . works to improve community capacity to engage differences as strengths while helping people move from dialogue to action.” This talk shares how the SD process can be used to address sexual misconduct. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a SD exercise. Attendees should bring one item, e.g., picture, object, etc., that will help others understand her/him.

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

February 14, 2020 | Dr. Brian Johnson, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science

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

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