Civil Rights Leadership: Courage, Community and Connection

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Civil Rights Leadership: Courage, Community and Connection

A Film Screening and Discussion with the MSU Graduate School

The MSU Graduate School and the MSU Alumni Office have partnered to provide an exclusive opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff and friends to view “John Lewis: Good Trouble” in a virtual cinema experience.

Following your personal screening of the documentary, we invite you to join the Graduate School for an evening of vibrant discussion which will center on the enduring legacy of John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement. For this discussion, you’ll join the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) alumni community, representing diversity within the professoriate, hailing from a broad range of academic disciplines – engineering, economics, biology, nuclear science, physics, African history and business among others.

The dialogue will be led by Dr. Pero Dagbovie, University Distinguished Professor, Department of History and Associate Dean, the Graduate School. Dagbovie is editor of The Journal of African American History, the oldest scholarly journal focusing on the African American historical experience.

Join us, a community of Spartans, for an evening of reflection, and a celebration of Community, Connection and Courage.

Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 14.

You may screen the "John Lewis: Good Trouble" documentary at your leisure, free of charge, between January 16 and 18. The facilitated discussion on Jan. 19 will be conducted online via Zoom.

Links to screen the documentary and for the discussion, passwords and instructions will be sent to registered participants via email in the week preceding the event. For more information, please contact Maria Giggy at or (517) 355-7724.