Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Karen Hampton

Sister Circle

The Sister Circle organization recently held an event featuring Michigan State University’s artist in residence, Karen Hampton, to make homemade journals. Sister Circle is a group of primarily black women that meet on a monthly basis to provide a supportive space for women. The group is led by Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) staff Joy Hannibal, Detroit M.A.D.E. coordinator, Alexis Grantham, Academic Advisor and Debra Thornton, Advising Director. Karen Hampton is an artist of color who has made a lifelong commitment to creating artwork that responds to the lives of her ancestors. Karen Hampton and the members of Sister Circle teamed up to enjoy a meal, conversation and journal making. Talia Magoon, senior Neuroscience major at MSU, attended the event and stated "it was a really good experience, not only making the journals but the discussions we had. Talking with Karen Hampton was nice because I learned a lot about Brazilian culture as well as the hardships that continue in Flint." If you are interested in joining Sister Circle, email Joy Hannibal at hanniba2@msu.edu.

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SUPPORT

MSU Sexual Assault Program:
http://endrape.msu.edu/

MSU Safe Place:
http://safeplace.msu.edu/

MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services:
https://caps.msu.edu/

MSU Office of Institutional Equity:
https://oie.msu.edu/

MSU Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Program:
http://studentlife.msu.edu/sarv

MSU Our Commitment:
https://msu.edu/ourcommitment/

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