MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/30/07

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Tuesday Bulletin for October 30th, 2007

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements
Trade, Not Aid

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

James Madison College, Political Economy Specialization presentation by June Arunga, Inter Region Economic Network (Kenya), 2:40-4:00 p.m., Club Spartan, 3rd Floor Case Hall. June Arunga produced the BBC documentary "The Devil's Footpath" and is Co-author of The Cell Phone Revolution in Kenya.

Games Night

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

African Culture Week, "Taste of Africa," 7:00-9:00 p.m., Int'l Center Food Court.

Gramsci Now: Cultural and Political Theory

Fri. to Sun., Nov. 9-11, 2007

An International Symposium commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of Antonio Gramsci. Re! gistration begins Friday, Nov. 9th at 6:00 p.m., East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Please visit for exact details.

Ghanaian Filmmaker - Socrate Safo

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Video film screening and conversation, Subcity (2006) written, directed and produced by Socrate Safo, 7:30 p.m., B102 Wells Hall. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of English. Contact Professor Ken Harrow at (517) 353-7243 for details.

Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform

Friday, November 2, 2007

CASID/WID Friday Forum with Bill Derman, Faculty (Anthropology department, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

Carnival D'Afrique

Saturday, November 10, 2007

African Culture Week Gala night, "Taste of Africa," 5:30 p.m., McDonald Middle School Auditorium. Dinner at the McDon! ald Middle School Cafeteria. Admission to both the event is $1! 0 for no n-MSU students and the community, the cost is free to MSU students. Cost is $15 for admissions to both events for non-MSU students and the community. (Contact the African Student Union president, Mamud Dako at for further details.)

Debate (Speak Out)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

African Culture Week, "Taste of Africa," 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., McDonel Hall Kiva.

Writing a History of the Mridiyya from Within: Challenges and Rewards

Thursday, November 8, 2007

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Cheikh Babou, Faculty (History, Univ. of Pennsylvania), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

African Groups Fair (Know Africa)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

African Culture Week, "Taste of Africa,", time TBA, special guest, Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick, 3rd Floor International Center. (Contact the Afr! ican Student Union president, Mamud Dako at for further details.)

Strategic Partnership Panel Report: Tanzania

Thursday, November 1, 2007

African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with MSU Faculty members Michael Gottfried, Charles Mackenzie, Judy Martin, Deo Ngonyani, and Jack Schwille, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

Movie Night

Friday, November 9, 2007

African Culture Week, "Taste of Africa,", 7:30 p.m., Wells Hall.

Amplifx: Progressive student magazine

Amplifx is a new progressive print publication inspired by Ashley Waldorf, a student in the Peace and Justice Studies Specialization at MSU that seeks to amplify discourses that have been pushed aside. It strives to foster critical reflection, create synergistic discourse and inspire open-minded, considerate liv! ing through artistic representations of diverse, informed, and! respons ive content. Amplifx features discussion on a spectrum of social, political and environmental issues. Black Religion & Spirituality in the 21st Century

2nd annul conference on: "Black Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities," will be held November 7-9, 2007 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI. Please contact the BRS office at (517) 432-6243 for registration fee and other information.

Performance at Wharton Center -Nov. 16, 2007

The following performance will be performed in the Cobb Great Hall at the MSU Wharton Center. For ticket information, call 1-800-WHARTON, or (517) 353-1982 or visit

-Sweet Honey in The Rock - Fri., Nov. 16, 2007, 8pm, an internationally-renowned a cappella ensemble, which has a vital presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and communiti! es around the world. Sweet Honey in The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation.

Seminar on Somalia, Nov. 3, 2007, MSU Law School

The public is invited to attend a special seminar on Somalia entitled: The History of Activism in Somalia

and it's Impact on the Present. The speaker is Mohammed Dinii from Franklin University in Ohio. The talk will be held in Room 473 in the Law School on MSU campus from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information, call (734) 649-8997.

For more information, visit the African Studies Center Website. Please submit information on Africa-related events or news seven to ten days in advance of publication. Send to the African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Prog! rams, Michigan State University. Telephone: (517) 353-1700; Fa! x: (517) 432-1209; E-mail:

Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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