Take A Stand! Spring 2023

Take a Stand/Sit in is back!!!!

This Spring, 2023, for an action packed 1 day event focusing on topics that fall within the umbrella of acronyms that fit within the 2 letters AI.

So Let’s Talk About AI: Artificial Intelligence, Academic Integrity and Artistic Innovation


AI is all the rage. Enthusiasts and skeptics alike are discussing the good, the bad and the potential. LCC’s Spring 2023 Take A Stand! Sit In! explores the issues and opportunities in all the “AI”s that can change the way we think about ourselves and our worlds through four unique sessions featuring perspectives from guest artists and an LCC faculty panel.

Descriptions of the sessions can be found at the TAS Spring 2023 calendar here:

TAS/SI 2023 Sessions


The virtual forum runs 10am-5:30pm on Tuesday, April 11 and is open to all via WebEx right here:

WebEx link

Take A Stand! Sit In! event premiered fall 2020 as two days of engaging presentations intended to encourage dialogues about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This event grew from the #ScholarStrike for Racial Justice created by Professors Athena Butler and Kevin Gannon. Join LCC Faculty and Community Members who Take A Stand on current issues, encourage student engagement through easily available curriculum, and foster interdisciplinary studies within the college and community. Students Sit In on creative, constructive, curriculum-driven discussions. Take a Stand! Sit In! event occurs every semester during the academic year. We envision this event to grow and develop across the campus and larger Lansing Community.

Acknowledgement of Support

We  wish to thank the LCC Foundation for their generous financial support in making this event possible and, in particular, enabling our community artists to participate.

We also wish to thank the LCC Center for Teaching Excellence’s Open Learning Lab for their support in organizing, designing, and web hosting the Take A Stand! series of events.  The Open Learn Lab provides the LCC community with a scholarly commons and the open infrastructure to pursue teaching and learning innovation. “We run errands for teaching innovation”.


Land Acknowledgement

We would like to take a moment at the beginning of this discussion to acknowledge that there is a certain amount of hypocrisy in attempting to discuss what justice and equity can look like in our institutions and society, while occupying stolen lands.

Therefore, in order to be accountable for this hypocrisy,  it feels important to acknowledge that any movement towards justice is not an “either/or” proposition of the singular, most important issue that must be addressed, but a “yes/and” proposition of collectively working together to address all sources of injustice at once, even as we respect the individual needs and limits of ourselves and each other in working to build the most compassionate, just and equitable world that we can, together.

It is towards that potential world that we seek to build, that I ask all of us to collectively acknowledge that Lansing Community College occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples. In particularly, the city of Lansing resides on land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for all those who have been forcibly removed from their Homelands.  By offering this Land Acknowledgment, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold ourselves and the institutions we are a part of more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.