News & Announcements

Spring 2021 CLASS Events

January

MLK_day.pngTuesday, January 19 from 12:00 noon – 12:30 pm
Sponsored by Cleveland State University
Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring photographs of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King from the Michael Schwartz Library’s Cleveland Memory Project.
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoceCqqjooHtC7pY-fcGQLx9vXXBE8cYZe
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 87569241244#

Jody WilliamsWednesday, January 27 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
School of Film & Media Arts
FMA Guest Speaker Series: Joe “Jody” Williams
Director of Photography Joe “Jody” Williams will discuss his career in the film industry with students at this virtual event.
For the past twenty years, Joe 'Jody' Williams has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from major studio films with Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, and Spike Lee to short films, music videos, and documentaries. Jody's expertise behind the camera began as a film loader fresh out of film school on a movie called Telling Lies in America. He moved up the ranks as a camera assistant to camera operator then to director of photography on one of FOX's all-time top-rated shows, Empire. His latest work Coming 2 America for Paramount Pictures will be released in March 2021. Jody's previous credits range from critically acclaimed films such as the 25th Hour to award-winning independent features like One Week and run & gun documentaries like F.E.D.S. Jody's work has been highlighted in the International Cinematographers Guild Magazine (April '07) among many others. Born and raised in Cleveland, Jody earned his MFA from the Ohio University School of Film in 1996.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/85281405153

Cyre_eJarelleJohnson.jpgFriday, January 29 at 5:30 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With poet and writer Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, hosted by Kamden Hilliard
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/89211680064

February

Monday, February 1 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Black Studies Program
Virtual Carter G. Woodson/Madam C. J. Walker Extravaganza
Highlighting student reflections of Black Historical figures through their speeches and publications.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdOuuqTItGNaXF2iFFv0Ly-mrY9Tnz-ww
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-301-715-8592; meeting ID: 82932679722#

Ali Black.jpgFriday, February 19 at 6:30 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Release Party
Celebrate the release of Ali Black’s If It Heals at All
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82560044823

 

 

JenPonton875x539.jpgWednesday, February 24 from 5:15 – 6:45 pm
School of Film & Media Arts
Guest Speaker Series: Jen Ponton Actor / Podcast Host / Activist
Most known as the fiercely feminist fat activist 'Rubi' on AMC's critical darling DIETLAND, Jen is an award-winning actress and body liberation activist. With a television resume that includes 30 ROCK, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, THE BLACKLIST, and BLUE BLOODS, she also starred in the late Ash Christian's body-positive romantic comedy, LOVE ON THE RUN.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82218908566
Meeting ID: 822 1890 8566

Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Sankofa Panel Discussion: “Edutainment” Agency in the Address of Social Issues through Theatre
Featuring a pre-panel Spoken Word presentation by Daniel Gray-Kontar, Executive Director of Twelve Literary Arts.
Moderated by Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Panelists include the following: Raymond Bobgan, Executive Director of the Cleveland Public Theatre; Adrienne Gosselin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Holly Holsinger, Associate Professor of Theatre; and Tony Sias, M.F.A., President/C.E.O. of Karamu House Theatre.
Presented as a pre-Project 400 Conference event.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3MKE_gcwS2yZegmPv0tq1Q
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 82444741136#

Friday, February 26
Department of Theatre and Dance
Virtual Dance Presentation
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

March

Monday, March 8 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
John Perrine, Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Jazz Ensemble and Small Combos from Cleveland State University! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

RedBikeThursday, March 11 – Saturday, March 13
Department of Theatre and Dance
Red Bike​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Holly Holsinger, director
Remember when you were eleven years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now. Red Bike is a shared storytelling event from the perspective of a pre-adolescent who is played by all actors in the cast. The play follows not only thoughts about the dying town in which it takes place but also embodies the emotions of the storyteller(s) as the bike speeds out of control. Red Bike is about the divide between those who have and those who long for.
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

KevinLatimer.jpgFriday, March 12 at 5:00 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With poet and publisher Kevin Latimer
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/89085937076

Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Black Studies Program
Virtual Ralph Pruitt Lecture and Presentation: Employing Cleveland Black Her-story in Creative Works
Featuring excerpts from a one-woman performance by Sherrie Tolliver and a lecture by Lisa Langford, M.F.A. Presented as a Women’s History Month event.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcuyvqjosGNEinRW0v1GZ7WckwRaa9EyN
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 87255741625#

WOK_2020.jpgWednesday, March 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Office of the Dean (CLASS)
11th Annual Ways of Knowing Public Opinion and the Fracturing of Democracy
Presider: Allyson Robichaud, Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Presenters: Qingshan Tan, Political Science Department Richard M. Perloff, School of Communication

April

Friday, April 2 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Truth Crushed to Earth Solidarity Day Puppet Show
Featuring puppets from the Michael Schwartz Library celebrating Black History in Cleveland associated with different careers.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-Csqz0vE9J0dIT3XjEXzaKkgxvF_Udu
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 84489456596#

Thursday, April 15 – Saturday, April 17
Department of Theatre and Dance
The Moors
​​​​​Toby Vera Bercovici, director Two sisters live in the middle of the desolate and savage moors. A governess is summoned, but where is the child she is supposed to care for? What are those sounds coming from the attic? And, what is the dog doing with that chicken? A contemporary dark comedy about longing––for love, for power, for immortality.
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

gabriel blackwell.jpgFriday, April 18 at 5:00 pm
CSU Poetry Center
Writers at Work
With writer and editor Gabriel Blackwell, co-hosted with the Cleveland Review of Books
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/81952174383

Thursday, April 22 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Vocal Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
Reginald L. Bowens, director
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Vocal Jazz Showcase from Cleveland State University!

Friday, April 23
Department of Theatre and Dance
Virtual Dance Presentation
For more information, visit csuohio.edu/theatredance.

Saturday, April 24 at 12:00 noon
Black Studies Program
Virtual Dr. William Wasson Basketball Challenge
Including an Inspirational Locker Room Talk About Academic Success and virtual basketball-oriented competitions.
Zoom: https://csuohio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd--rrTIvEtAoKvDisErteg4zqxajifHm
Registration required in advance for this webinar.
To join via audio-only, please dial: 1-929-436-2866; meeting ID: 85706339584#

Monday, April 26 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
School of Music
Cleveland State University Jazz Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
John Perrine, Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Virtual Event URL: https://www.themusicsettlement.org/calendar Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page at 7:00 pm jazz-filled evening featuring CSU Jazz Ensemble and Small Combos from Cleveland State University! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.