Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivor Events

Teal Talks

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

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.”

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 JohnsonDepartment of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science

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

Teal Tours

Teal Tour on Saturday, May 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Mark Auslander, PhD (Director, MSU Museum and Associate Professor of Anthropology and History) will facilitate a tour of the exhibit “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak.”Teal Tour on Friday, May 3 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Mark Auslander, PhD (Director, MSU Museum and Associate Professor of Anthropology and History)
Mary Worrall (MSU Museum Curator of Textiles and Social Justice)
Dr. Auslander and Mary Worrall will facilitate a tour of the exhibit “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak.”Teal Tour on Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
Mark Auslander, PhD (Director, MSU Museum and Associate Professor of Anthropology and History).Dr. Auslander will facilitate a walk through of the exhibition, and a conversation about the role of museums as sites of healing and the challenges and rewards of hosting difficult dialogues in museum spaces.

Teal Tour on Friday, April 26 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ellen Schattschneider, PhD (Associate Professor of Anthropology & Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University). A psychoanalytic anthropologist, Dr. Schattschneider specializes in the comparative study of material objects in the context of trauma, remembrance, recovery, and healing. She serves as an advisor to the “Finding our Voice” project. She will facilitate a walk through of the exhibition and a conversation about lessons learned from this project.

Other Events

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 pm at the MSU Museum
    Panel Talk
    Repair: Art, Ceremony, and Healing in the Shadow of Violence”
    Alexandra Bourque (Artist), Jordyn Fishman (Artist), Kelly Hansen (Exhibition Designer), Karin Zitzewitz (Art, Art History and Design), Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis), Valerie von Frank (Sister Survivors Support Parents’ Group), Trinea Gonczar (WC SAFE); Moderator: Carla Acevedo Yates (Broad Art Museum)

A partnership between the MSU Museum and The Army of Survivors. Co-sponsors include the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Detroit Center.

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 7:15 pm at the MSU Museum
    “Using our Voices: A Spoken Word Showcase Supporting Survivors”
    This spoken word showcase event, dedicated to survivors of sexual violence, promotes sexual violence awareness  while celebrating voices that speak back to structures of power and oppression. Curated by Grace Carras (Intern, MSU Poetry Center; Co-host, The Poetry Room).

Organized with the MSU Museum, The Army of Survivors, the RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU, the Poetry Room, and the Inclusiveness Committee of the College of Communications Arts and Sciences
Co sponsors include the Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence and the GenCen

“Resisting Sexual Violence through a Racial Justice Lens: Towards Inclusive Transformation.”
Panel conversation at the MSU Detroit Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Moderated by:
Mark Auslander, MSU Museum
Panelists:
Danielle McGuire
Wayne State
Tamara Butler
MSU Department of English
Amanda Thomashow
Michigan Public Health Institute
Kym Worthy
Prosecutor for Wayne County
Arianna Castillo
The Army of Survivors

“Understanding Consent: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Sexuality and Sexual Violence.”
Panel conversation at the MSU Museum

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Moderated by:
Tom Fritz, Jr.
, MSU College of Education
Panelists:
Megan Maas
MSU Department of Human & Family Studies
Catherine Grosso
MSU School of Law
Louise Harder
TheArmy of Survivors
Danielle Moore
, The Army of Survivors
Kimberly Hurst
, Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner’s Program
Kat Ebert
, Advisory Board, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

“Understanding Trauma: Scientific, Clinical, and Interpretive Perspectives on Sexual Violence.”
Panel conversation at the MSU Museum

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Moderated by:
Heather L. McCauley, 
MSU Human Development and Family Studies Department 
Panelists:
Rebecca Campbell, MSU Department of Psychology
Tana Fedewa, MSU Sexual Assault Program
Amy Bonomi, MSU Human Development and Family Studies Department
Nicole Buchanan, MSU Department of Psychology
Melissa Hudecz, The Army of Survivors
Apryl Pooley, Firecracker Foundation Board President

“Theorizing the Senate Hearings: Survivor Narratives at This Moment of Crisis”
Panel conversation at the MSU Museum
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
In the wake of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, how might we theorize which voices have been foregrounded, which dissipated or actively suppressed? How should we characterize the gendered politics and poetics of emotion, pain, rage, and entitlement in mass media coverage, social media, and other arenas of discourse? What forms of mobilization and intervention, including in domains of art and museum practice, might make a difference in building deeper understandings of sexual violence, its contexts, and ramifications?
Moderated by:
Melanie Jacobs, Law School, MSU
Panelists:
Melissa Hudecz, Reporting and Research Chair, The Army of Survivors
Tamara Butler, English Department, MSU
Soma Chaudhuri, Sociology Department, MSU
Teresa Mastin, Chair, Advertising and Public Relations, MSU

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