The No Lost Generation Initiative of MSU is a new undergraduate student organization with the mission to bring education, and awareness to the Greater Lansing community surrounding the global refugee crisis through special events, advocacy, and partnerships with local organizations involved in the refugee resettlement process in mid-Michigan. This will be the first student-led group on-campus with direct ties to the U.S. Department of State, as well as other government, and nongovernmental organizations providing much needed assistance to refugees and migrants across the globe.
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major, Kaylah Jetton, had this to say about starting the group,
“I wanted to extend the No Lost Generation Initiative to Michigan State University to give our students, and community a better understanding of the global refugee crisis, and how it effects displaced children all over the world. I realized that there was widespread misunderstanding on the issue, and NLGMSU will serve as one means of education, and support for the cause.”
The No Lost Generation’s weekly meetings are held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in 104 Berkey Hall.
Please join us on Thursday, November 13 at 3pm as PJS Core Faculty member Ed Murphy (History) gives the talk “Art, Activism, and Transnational Solidarity: Chile under Dictatorship.” PJS Director Elizabeth Drexler will moderate the talk, which will be followed by refreshments in LookOut! Art Gallery.
The event is being held in conjunction with two exhibitions at the LookOut! Art Gallery running from November 3 – 21. “Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile,” is an exhibition of Chilean arpilleras from the collection of Eliana Loveluck, and “Broken,” is an installation addressing human trafficking by Sally Thielen & Susan Clinthorne. Sponsored by RCAH, MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, MSU Department of History, and PJS.