Film Screening:
Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint's Water Crisis

Thursday, April 26
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Anspach Hall 161

Nor Any Drop to Drink, a documentary about the ongoing Flint water crisis, is produced by Central Michigan University sociology faculty member Cedric Taylor, broadcast and cinematic arts faculty member Eric Limarenko, BCA student Don Blubaugh, and CHSBS director of new media initiatives Dan Bracken. Join the filmmakers for a question and answer session following the screening. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Area Diversity Group to coincide with Earth Week events at universities across the country. For more information, contact Cedric Taylor at 989-774-1478 or

Teaching and Organizing for Immigrant Families, Students, and Human Rights: Alumni Share their Stories of Activism

Friday, April 27
8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Anspach 150
Open event flier

Join us for a conversation with two CMU alumni engaged in activism: Caitlin Homrich-Knieling, Immigrant Family Defense Organizer at Michigan United; and Matthew Homrich-Knieling, English Language Arts Teacher and Social Justice Activist at Cesar Chavez Academy.

  • Caitlin Homrich-Knieling graduated from CMU with a major in Anthropology and minors in English and Spanish. Her advocacy for immigrant families in Detroit has been featured on Michigan Radio, and in her talk “From Academy to Advocacy: Stories of a Sanctuary Campaign,” Caitlin will share her journey from CMU to full-time activism as it intertwines with the stories of immigrant families. 
  • Matt Homrich-Knieling graduated from CMU’s English education program with certification in English Language Arts and history. In his talk “Shifting Power: An Immigration Justice Action Project with Latinx Students,” Matt will share how he engages students in ELA curriculum that responds to the needs of the local community and connects with larger human rights issues. His work has been featured in NCTE’s Voices from the Middle journal and podcast series as well as various blogs, including Education Week and Literacy & NCTE
Schedule of Events
8:30 Breakfast 
9:00 Caitlin Homrich-Knieling - “From Academy to Advocacy: Stories of a Sanctuary Campaign”
9:55 Break
10:00 Matthew Homrich-Knieling - “Shifting Power: An Immigration Justice Action Project with Latinx Students” 
10:55 Concluding Remarks

This presentation is sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences' Critical Engagements initiative. For more information, contact Amy Carpenter Ford, Department of English Language and Literature, at 989-774-1976 or Please RSVP by Monday, April 23 to if you plan to attend breakfast.

Anxiety, Attention, Irritability, and Autism
How to Think About Them, and What to Do

Friday, April 27
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
2520 S. University Park Drive, Building D
Open event flier

Presented by Rachel Brown, M.D. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by Central Michigan University and the Pediatric Center of Mid-Michigan. Please RSVP by April 13th to

Chippewa River Writing Project Manuscript Day

Saturday, April 28  **EVENT CANCELELD**
8:30 a.m. to noon
Pearce Hall 127

The Chippewa River Writing Project regrets to announce that Manuscript Day has been cancelled. For more information, contact Troy Hicks at 989-774-3121 or

Global Climate Destabilization: Science, Ethics, Attitudes & Opinions

Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.
Creation 360, 1517 Bayliss St, Midland, MI

Tom Rohrer, director of our Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems, will discuss "Global Climate Destabilization: Science, Ethics, Attitudes & Opinions." Sponsored by the Midland American Chemical Society and the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, contact Tom Rohrer at 989-774-7636 or


Saturday, July 13
Presentations begin at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Anspach Hall

CHSBS Day is an opportunity for high school students and transfer students to learn more about the programs offered in our college. Additional information will be posted soon. Guests will select and pre-register for one of the following presentation times: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 

Registration will begin in April by visiting the College Days website.

Meijer Visiting Writers Series - Poetry Reading

Thursday, November 1
Park Library, Baber Room

Additional information will be posted this fall. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program's Meijer Visiting Writers Series. For more information, contact Kelly Gere (ENG) at 989-774-3171 or