Global Citizen Week at NMU

Friday 24, 2017

Global Citizen Week, a collaborative event put on by several Northern Michigan University student organizations and community members, will take place March 27-31. Several free events will occur throughout the week, with the goal of creating conversation about what it means to be a global citizen.

A gender violence panel will take place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The panelists are Sociology and Anthropology Department Head Alan McEvoy, English Professor Jaspal Singh, History Professor Chet DeFonso, Associate Dean of Students Mary Brundage and Marquette Women's Center Program Director Alisha Young.

Executive Secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council Al Gedicks and Vice Chair of the Menominee Conservation Commission Guy ‘Anahkwet’ Reiter will discuss the proposed Back 40 Mine’s impact on the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. The presentation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Marquette and Nicolet rooms of the NMU University Center.

NMU Women for Women representatives will lead an “Inclusivity Workshop” from 8-9 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the lobby of Gant/Spalding Halls.

A “Grow Good Seeds” event will take place Tuesday, March 28. Individuals are encouraged to visit the Jamrich Hall lobby between 2-7 p.m. to make a seed starter and to learn about permaculture, gardening and sustainability.  

“Letters of Love: Making a Difference for Indigenous Youth” will take place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in 1311 Jamrich Hall.

A “Gender Fair” will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Jamrich Hall. Various student organizations and community members will display information about gender and gender-related topics. NMU gender studies student posters will also be at the event. There will be a raffle for all attendees.

Spoken word poet and interdisciplinary theater artist Ebony Stewart will present about gender issues related to minority groups at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Visit to learn more about Stewart.   

Political Science Department Head Carter Wilson will present about “Citizen: An American Lyric,” NMU's 2017 Diversity Common Reader Book Selection, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in room 165 of NMU’s Art and Design Building. Wilson will discuss the meaning of citizenship in today’s world.

A “Climate@Noon” discussion will take place at noon Friday, March 31, in 1318 Jamrich Hall.  A “Momenta Film Screening” will follow the discussion at 1 p.m. at the same location. The Momenta film is about a movement founded to educate, raise awareness and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest.

NMU students, staff and community members are welcome to attend the various events during the week. Visit the NMU Global Citizen Week Facebook page for more event information. 

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer