SANS showcase profits will go toward funding a food pantry at EMU

The Student Artists for a New Society Showcase will be held in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium, Monday, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of one nonperishable food or toiletry item to benefit the EMU Mentorship Access Guidance in College Program's pantry.

The showcase, co-produced by EMU’s own performance group I.M.A.G.E., is a part of EMU student Lydia Seale’s Honor’s College senior thesis.

“I recently met the director of the MAGIC Program, which serves students who have no familial support while here at EMU as a result of homelessness, emancipation, or aging out of the foster care system,” Seale said in an email. “When I heard about their need to stock a food and toiletry pantry, I wanted to find a way to help them.”

SANS is collectively comprised of student actors, musicians, poets, singers and spoken word artists who share a strong desire for social change. The group is using the hash tag #AWorldSANS, via Twitter and Instagram, to utilize social media as a way to promote student involvement.

In a press release, Seale said she would like to see people sign up to volunteer with organizations that are working to end the social injustices that the artists in the showcase are bringing to the forefront.

“My hope is that SANS becomes a social movement,” she said. “It is an opportunity to connect students with causes that they can physically be a part of.”

For more information, contact Lydia Seale at or follow on Instagram and Twitter @sansEMU. To learn more about MAGIC visit

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