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Queer and Trans People of Color Collective

Queer people of color (QPOC), an Eastern Michigan University campus based support group, hosted a meet and greet to re-introduce their group to other people and organizations of color under their new title; Queer and Trans people of Color Collective (QTPOCC), April 28.

“QTPOCC for me was pretty much the foundation of my self care, and the major reason I survived the 2016/2016 school year, including the presidential election and all the racial issues on campus,” said Jordan Morales, EMU student.

QTPOCC is a support group for people who identify as queer.

April continues with campus events

On Tuesday April 11, Bras for a Cause will be collecting new and gently-used bras all day in Marshall cubicle 302D to benefit Free the Girls, an organization that has donated bras to women in Mozambique, El Salvador, and Uganda.

Also Tuesday, EMU Percussion Ensemble Concert will be performing at 7:30 p.m.

Noteworthy EMU professor directs Spring Awakening

EMU theatre professor Pirooz Aghssa directed this month’s production of “Spring Awakening”, and translated the script of last month’s production of “The Butterfly” from its original Persian.

EMU celebrates student writing

Writing 121 students of EMU presented captivating works to students, staff and faculty at the Celebration of Student Writing (CSW), April 6.

April kicks off with campus events

On Tuesday April 4, Zeta Sigma Chi will host the first annual Nacho Average Greek Social, an opportunity to meet some of EMU's Greek life, ask questions, socialize and eat nachos.

EMU Theatre's Spring Awakening

Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre Department opened “Spring Awakening”, March 31. The thought-provoking rock musical features mature themes such as abortion, rape, and suicide, so the show had a diverse affect on audience that ranged from college students to grandparents.

Kelly Fielder, a EMU alumna, said, “I was looking around to gauge people’s reactions, thinking some would be frightfully astonished, and everyone seemed so respectful and right there with the actors.

Nathan Bomey speaks to aspiring journalist at EMU

Starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, the 2006 Eastern Michigan graduate, Nathan Bomey came to speak to aspiring journalist students in room 216 of Pray-Harold.

The alumni started his career as a Detroit journalist covering many Detroit issues, including news for General Motors right after graduation.

Poetry and "Building and Equitable City"

Cultivate Coffee and Tap House hosted, Poetry Night, an event that concluded Cultivate's series of forums titled “Building an Equitable City” that occurred through the month of March, March 31.