Arts briefs 2/19/18

Levi Rickert, editor and publisher for “Native News Online,” captured a series of photographs of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation.  His photos, amounting to 1,500, covered the movement of the protests from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., to Lansing. They are currently on display in the Exhibition Space of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

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GVL/Hannah Zajac— Creators of Fierce Pussy give a lecture on the power of feminism in Kirkhoff on Thursday 15 Feb 2018.

Feminist artist group gives lecture on activism

Formed in 1991, “fierce pussy” is a lesbian feminist artist collective known for its activism during the AIDS crisis. Nancy Brooks Brody, Carrie Yamaoka and Joy Episalla, three of the four “fierce pussy” original core members, delivered a lecture at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. 

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Lyndsie Hosang practices henna during the summer time

Student-led event to shed light on disrespectful use of henna

The use of henna to apply intricate designs has roots as old as Ancient Egypt, but in the modern day, its popular use is typically seen on the hands and forearms of curious individuals. Unbeknownst to many, their designs may be disrespectful in some contexts, which will be the main topic of discussion during “Henna: Appreciation or Appropriation?” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in North Living Center C’s second-floor lobby. 

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Laker Life briefs 2/15/18

The Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is set to host an event centered on the history of African-American soul food on Friday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby. 

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Care Allen, OMA to present 'Body Image and Blackness'

Care Allen, style consultant for Fashion With Care, has teamed up with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) to present “Body Image and Blackness” and discuss the evolution of black body image. The presentation will be held Friday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Rooms 2215/2216. 

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GVSU to host Wellness Summit

The upcoming Grand Valley State University Wellness Summit invites students to be focused on health this semester. Various departments and initiatives on campus will be presenting health strategies for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the Pew Campus in the DeVos Center, Building C.  

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