2018 Calendar of Events

A series of community and campus events will take place throughout the fall of 2018. New events will be added, so check back often. All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

Signature Events

 

KICK-OFF EVENT: An Evening with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States
Sunday, Aug. 26; 6 p.m.
East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive
Open to the general public. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will answer pre-submitted questions from community members during the event. 

DVD recordings of the event will be available to check out at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, beginning Friday, Sept. 7. To place a hold on one of the DVDs, click here

Admission Guidelines for the Kick-Off Event:
  • Doors will open at 5 p.m. 
  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the cafeteria in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Attendees are asked to refrain from taking photos, recording or using any electronic devices during the event.
  • There will not be a book signing 
  • Information for media
MSU Academic Welcome featuring Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Monday, Aug. 27; 9 a.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, MSU Campus
Open to the general public. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will address MSU's incoming class at the MSU Academic Welcome. 

Admission Guidelines for the MSU Academic Welcome:
  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Attendees are asked to refrain from taking photos, recording or using any electronic devices during the event.
  • There will not be a book signing.
  • Information for media
MSU Student Q&A
Monday, Aug. 27; 11 a.m.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big Ten A, MSU Campus 
Open to MSU students (undergraduate and graduate). Justice Sonia Sotomayor will answer questions from students during the event. Please submit your question ahead of time here

Admission Guidelines for the MSU Student Q&A: 
  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Student will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the Kellogg Auditorium in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Attendees are asked to refrain from taking photos, recording or using any electronic devices during the event.
  • There will not be a book signing.
  • Information for media


Other OBOC Events 


Books on Tap Book Club featuring "My Beloved World"
Tuesday, Aug. 14; 6:30-9 p.m.
Jimmy's Pub, 16830 Chandler Road
The East Lansing Public Library's Books on Tap book club will be discussing "My Beloved World" at Jimmy's Pub. The book club combines books, food, drinks and good conversation together in a laid-back atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation!

"RBG" Documentary at the East Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Aug. 15; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road
The East Lansing Public Library will be hosting a free screening of the "RBG" documentary, rated PG. Open to all. Learn more

Writing Workshop: Reflections on People, Places, Events 
Sept. 4, 11 and 18; 4-6 p.m.* or 7-9 p.m.*
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road
Each year, Anita Skeen - a professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU - leads a writing workshop that ties into the OBOC program theme. This year's theme; Reflections on People, Places, Events; aligns with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor's visit to East Lansing and the community's shared reading of her book "My Beloved World." Space is limited. 

*Both workshops are now full and registration has ended.  

"RBG" Documentary at the East Lansing Public Library
Wednesday, Sept. 5; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road
The East Lansing Public Library will be hosting a free screening of the "RBG" documentary, rated PG. Open to all. Learn more

Writing Workshop: Community Reading at (SCENE) Metrospace
Tuesday, Sept. 25; 7:30-8:30 p.m.
(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St.
Community members are invited to come listen to readings by participants of the 2018 OBOC Writing Workshop. Light snacks are provided.


Community Events



Our Beloved World: Local Judges Reflect on Life, Work and Faith
Wednesday, Aug. 22; 7 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road
The Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing invites community members to an evening of storytelling as judges from the community share personal accounts of their lives, their work and their faith. The program will take an hour and there will be refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship following the presentation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.