Art Briefs 3/16

GVSU Women’s Center to host annual ‘EqualiTea’ event

Enjoy an afternoon of tea and conversation in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center at the annual “EqualiTea” event.

The tea party raises awareness about the center’s work around gender justice through education, engagement and empowerment of students and the greater community. The celebration will take place Monday, March 20, and will be located in the Kirkhof Center’s Grand River Room at 3 p.m. 

Students can indulge in entertainment, food and an opportunity to support the Women’s Center programs. Conversation about literature, politics and reform politics will be in focus. Registration is required at

Reading and conversation with Kristen Hogan at GV

Visiting Grand Valley State University as part of the women, gender and sexuality studies department on campus, Kristen Hogan, the author of “The Feminist Bookstore Movement,will speak Thursday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Multipurpose Room. 

In addition, to presenting her work on lesbian anti-racism and feminist accountability, Hogan serves as education program coordinator for the University of Texas Gender and Sexuality Center. The event will feature complimentary food and drinks, and is sponsored by the GVSU libraries.

24 Drawings/ 24 Hours: The Body in Black and White

View original works created by Grand Valley State University art students Monday, March 16, in the last day of this exhibition located at the bottom level of the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus.

The Body in Black and White was created from a five-week project requiring student artists to produce 24 drawings over the course of 24 non-consecutive hours. Each student’s work addresses a specific theme concerning the human body.

‘Question, Persuade and Refer’ suicide prevention training

With a person committing suicide every 15 minutes in the U.S., suicide continues to remain the second leading cause of death among college students. This is why the “Question, Persuade and Refer” program continues to educate students and faculty at Grand Valley State University about the importance of suicide prevention.

The program dispels common misconceptions about suicide, helps students recognize the warning signs and empowers others to save lives using the QPR method. Student will examine in an interactive setting the issues of suicide from both a social and multicultural perspective, and consider their role in preventing suicide.

Anyone is invited to attend Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. located in the Kirkhof Center Room 2270. With any questions, contact the University Counseling Center QPR coordinator at [email protected].