Northern Michigan University's “It's On Us Week of Action,” which supports education, prevention and response efforts associated with relationship violence and sexual misconduct, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
The Week of Action will start with a screening of The Hunting Ground, hosted by NMU Campus Cinema, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Jamrich Hall 1100. Below are other events scheduled for the week:
Monday, Oct. 1: “Kickoff” at table in Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2: “Consent” table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Bystander Intervention/Supporting Survivors table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Assault Violence (MCEDSV) workshop titled “Root Causes of Sexism and Upstander Intervention,” 4 p.m. in Jamrich 2319.
Thursday, Oct. 4: “What Now?” table at Jamrich Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4: Women for Women will host a Silence is Not Consent rally. Participants can meet in the Hunt/Van Antwerp lobby for a march that begins at 5:30 p.m.
This year, NMU is holding one Week of Action in the fall instead of one each semester, as it had previously.
“Our first year we had approximately 650 students, staff and faculty members interact with our Week of Action activities and events. Last year, we dropped to around 300,” senior community health education major Kate Rozeveld said in an email. “We think this is because the first two Week of Actions were so close: one was in April 2017 and the other in October 2017. We hope that by moving the Week of Action to the first week of October and only hosting it once a year, we will have enough new students to keep interests high and our events current.”
Partners for this year's Week of Action include the NMU Police Department, the Marquette Women's Center, Campus Cinema, NMU Housing and Residence Life, NMU Athletics, Title IX, the Multicultural Education Resource Center, Women for Women, Men Thinking Outside the Box and others.
The Viano String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Reynolds Recital Hall as part of Northern Michigan University's Siril Concert Series. Admission is free. The ensemble's name was created to describe the four string instruments, each beginning with the letter "v," that play both melody and harmony to create a unified instrument called the "Viano."
Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the quartet has performed in various settings, including the South Bay Chamber Music Society and the Colburn Chamber Music Society. It has also performed with world-class musicians including Emanuel Ax, Paul Coletti and Martin Beaver. As firm believers in community engagement, the quartet participates in the “Play It Forward” Residency, an outreach initiative involving school children in the northern Washington State area.
The Siril Endowment for the Music Arts encourages appreciation for classical concert music at NMU through sponsorship of performances, teaching residencies by world-class musicians and more.