Art Briefs

Art Briefs

Queer the Air: Spoken word and open mic night

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center will host a night of self-expression and creativity on Jan. 26. Starting at 9 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center in the Kirkhof Center, all students are welcome to attend the event or join the performance for a chance to be heard.

On a night where the mic is open to all identities, students performing are welcome to share poetry, musical acts or other creative expressions. Those considering performing should contact the LGBT Resource Center at 616-331-2530 or email [email protected].

GV organizations to hold fundraiser for Flint water crisis

Multiple student organizations, fraternities, sororities and other community members at Grand Valley State University are joining together to prepare a fundraiser for the community members of Flint, Michigan.

The Flint residents have faced ongoing drinking water contamination, which resulted from the switch of the water supply from the city of Detroit to the Flint River. Many have experienced high levels of lead in their blood and a range of other serious health problems.

On Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, the drive will collect monetary donations from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center. Donations will be used to provide cases of bottled water to Flint residents.

Women’s Center to host Conscious Conversations

On Jan. 27, “Moving Beyond the B-Word” will discuss the dynamics of workplace attitudes from bold, to blunt and bossy.

The Women’s Commission’s Leadership Team will initiate the conversation of fostering meaningful relationships with women of any culture, and to further provide a safe environment for women across Grand Valley State University’s campus.

The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and is located in Room 1104 of the Kirkhof Center. For more information, contact the Women’s Commission at [email protected].

GVSU features the Upright Citizen Brigade Improv show

Visiting from New York, the Upright Citizens Brigade improv tour company will perform at Grand Valley State University. On Jan. 27, the event will run from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., located in the Kirkhof Center’s Grand River Room.

GVSU’s Subject To Change Improv Comedy and Spotlight Productions collaborated on the creation of this event, while the Subject to Change Improv Team will start off the show’s entertainment. For more information, contact Spotlight Productions at [email protected]