Global Events and Newsletter

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November 2017

Monday, Nov. 20

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Human Flow screening—3:30 at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Rd., Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Human Flow examines the staggering scale of refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Tickets start at $6.50; open to the public.  
  • Afro-modern dance class—5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead and Dancemakers Initiative. Join the class to learn about the basic Katherine Dunham technique which combines African and Caribbean styles of movement. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

  • History of Art in Three Colors, Episode 1: Gold: ARTbreak video—noon to 1 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by Friendship Village. This BBC documentary reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Human Flow screening—3:30 at Celebration! Cinema Crossroads, 6600 Ring Rd., Portage, hosted by the Kalamazoo Film Society. Human Flow examines the staggering scale of refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Tickets start at $6.50; open to the public. 

Sunday, Nov. 26

  • Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu: Sunday Tour—2 to 3 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by the Santreece Foundation. Join a docent-led tour for the last day of the Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu exhibition that showcases the power and perserverance of Chinese women throughout history. Free with museum admission; open to the public. 

Monday, Nov. 27

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.  
  • Chinese Movie Week: Farewell My Concubine—2 p.m. in 4030 Brown Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. Spanning 53 years, Farewell My Concubine presents the lives of two Peking Opera performers against the historical backdrop of a country in upheaval. Free and open to the public. 
  • Afro-modern dance class—5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead and Dancemakers Initiative. Join the class to learn about the basic Katherine Dunham technique which combines African and Caribbean styles of movement. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "Resisting Reconciliation: Queer Muslim Indentity in America"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College. The lecture will be led by Mariam Mustafa, comparative religion graduate student. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.  
  • Chinese Movie Week: Confucius—2:30 p.m. in 4030 Brown Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. Confucius presents the life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher. Free and open to the public. 
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Ethics Book Club: "The Harm in Hate Speech"—6 p.m. in TBD location, hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics and Society. Join a discussion of "The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron led by Kathy Purnell, a part-time instructor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.  Registration required; free and open to the public. 
  • Community African dance class—7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead. This community class which focuses on African dance encourages the entire family to attend. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public. 

Thursday, Nov. 30

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 
  • Chinese Movie Week: The Grandmaster—2:30 p.m. in 3030 Brown Hall, hosted by the Confucius Institute at WMU. The Grandmaster presents the story of the martial arts master, Tony Leung Chui Wai, who taught the Wing Chun style of Kung Fu to Bruce Lee. Free and open to the public. 

December 2017

Monday, Dec. 4

  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Afro-modern dance class—5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead and Dancemakers Initiative. Join the class to learn about the basic Katherine Dunham technique which combines African and Caribbean styles of movement. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public.
  • Information Forum on Immigration—6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oshtemo Branch Library, 7265 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center will present updates on federal regulation policies related to immigration, including DACA and the travel ban. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Dec. 5

  • Creating Sculpture in Ibadan, Nigeria with Al LaVergne: ARTbreak talk—noon to 1 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, sponsored by Friendship Village. Join sculptor and retired WMU professor, Albert LaVergne, as he describes the process and the opportunity to build a sculpture from the beginning to the final installation. Free and open to the public. 
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Kwanzaa Celebration—5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center of the Adrian Trimpe Building, hosted by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The event will feature traditional Kwanzaa foods as well as a speaker who will explain the meaning of the holiday tradition. Free and open to the public. 
  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Study Group—7 tp 8:30 p.m. at the People's Church, 1758 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. The study group offers education on Tibetan Buddhist mediation. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Lyceum Lecture Series: "The Life and Death of Latisha King"—noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge, hosted by the Lee Honors College, the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Gender and Women's Studies and Philosophy. The lecture will be led by Dr. Gayle Salamon, associate professor of English at Princeton University. Free and open to the public.
  • CELCIS conversation circle—2 to 3 p.m. in the 4th floor reception area of Ellsworth Hall, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to the public.
  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public.
  • Community African dance class—7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead. This community class which focuses on African dance encourages the entire family to attend. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public. 

Thursday, Dec. 7

  • CELCIS conversation circle (women only)—2 to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center Bronco Global Lounge, hosted by the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students. Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics. Free and open to women in the public. 

Saturday, Dec. 9

  • Rhythmic Vitality: Six Principles of Chinese Painting exhibition opening—Dec. 9 to March 25 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The exhibitionwill equip visitors to look further and with greater appreciation using concepts established by one of China's early art critics. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students; open to the public. 

Monday, Dec. 11

  • Afro-modern dance class—5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead and Dancemakers Initiative. Join the class to learn about the basic Katherine Dunham technique which combines African and Caribbean styles of movement. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

  • Mesa Española—4 to 5 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 

  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Study Group—7 tp 8:30 p.m. at the People's Church, 1758 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. The study group offers education on Tibetan Buddhist mediation. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13

  • Mesa Española—3 to 4 p.m. in the Brown Hall lobby, hosted by the Department of Spanish. Practice Spanish with other students and native Spanish speakers. Refreshments provided; free and open to the public. 
  • Community African dance class7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead. This community class which focuses on African dance encourages the entire family to attend. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public. 

Monday, Dec. 18

  • Afro-modern dance class—5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead and Dancemakers Initiative. Join the class to learn about the basic Katherine Dunham technique which combines African and Caribbean styles of movement. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Study Group—7 tp 8:30 p.m. at the People's Church, 1758 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, hosted by Jewel Heart. The study group offers education on Tibetan Buddhist mediation. Free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, Dec. 20

  • Community African dance class—7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rootead Enrichment Center, 1501 Fulford St., Kalamazoo, hosted by Rootead. This community class which focuses on African dance encourages the entire family to attend. First class is always free, $10 for non-members; open to the public. 

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