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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.

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

Brian Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. His scholarly interests focus on examining the constitutionality of laws and policies that affect youth, college-age populations, and families. He is particularly interested in exploring perceptions of the justice system across the lifespan.

Coping with Traumatic Events from an Ecological Perspective: Effects and Resources
Beyond affecting the individual, traumatic events impact loved ones of that person; including family members, friends, and classmates. This talk will use an ecological approach to inform participants about the effects of traumatic events on families, and highlight available campus and community resources that provide support for individuals, families, and friends of loved ones who have been affected by traumatic events.

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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