Past Events

CAPS is proud to facilitate many events throughout the year to help students navigate stress, current events and more. Past events we've offered include:

January 2021

  • Listening Space: Coping with Racial Division Within Our Society

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1–2 p.m. via Zoom.

    This is a space for processing and sharing responses to current political and racial events in our society. This is a listening space for MSU Undergraduate and Graduate students who are having concerns in connection to the societal divisions. We are able to have 10 participants for this Listening Space. Additional spaces may be added based on need.


    If you are interested in accessing CAPS therapy services, please complete the CAPS Phone Request Form If you have questions, or you were unable to sign up, email Dr. Mitchell-Corsino at Mitch921@msu.edu.

     

    Registration for this event has closed.

  • Post-Inauguration Listening Space (1 of 3)

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 2–3 p.m. via Zoom.

    This confidential Listening Space gives students an opportunity to process their reaction to the U.S. presidential inauguration taking place Jan. 20.

    Open to all MSU undergraduate and graduate students. Participants are encouraged to listen, share (if desired), and connect with others during this stressful time. This session can accomodate up to 12 students.

    Facilitated by Courtney Brown, LMSW and Jessica Oyoque-Barron, LMSW.

    Registration for this event has closed.

  • Post-Inauguration Listening Space (2 of 3)

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 3–4 p.m. via Zoom.

    This confidential Listening Space gives students an opportunity to process their reaction to the U.S. presidential inauguration taking place Jan. 20.

    Open to all MSU undergraduate and graduate students. Participants are encouraged to listen, share (if desired), and connect with others during this stressful time.

    Facilitated by Caitlin Riley, LMSW.

     

    Registration for this event has closed.
  • Post-Inauguration Listening Space (3 of 3)

    Friday, January 22, 2021 4–5 p.m. via Zoom.

    Recent events leading up to the inauguration have been emotionally heavy and painful for many of us. This listening space is for anyone who wishes to explore or give voice to any emotions, thoughts, or experiences they are having in response to the inauguration or any previous events.

    Open to all MSU undergraduate and graduate students. Participants are encouraged to listen, share (if desired), and connect with others during this stressful time. This session can accommodate up to 12 students.

    Facilitated by Dr. Anel Arias and Dr.  Jimmy Bruce.

     

    Registration for this event has closed.

  • APIDA/A Virtual Listening Space (1 of 4)

    This confidential space provides Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi-American/Asian
    (APIDA/A) students time to share, listen and connect over their experiences.

    Graduate and undergraduate students, including all domestic, international,
    and multiracial students are welcome. All sessions will take place on HIPAA-compliant
    Zoom.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer.

    APIDA Listening Spaces Spring 2021 Flyer

February 2021

  • APIDA/A Virtual Listening Space (2 of 4)

    Wed., February 24, 2021 1-2 p.m. via Zoom.

    This confidential space provides Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi-American/Asian
    (APIDA/A) students time to share, listen and connect over their experiences.

    Graduate and undergraduate students, including all domestic, international,
    and multiracial students are welcome. All sessions will take place on HIPAA-compliant
    Zoom.

     

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer.

    APIDA Listening Spaces Spring 2021 Flyer

  • Latinx Listening Space (1 of 3)

    March 19, 2021 1–2 p.m. via Zoom

    This listening space is an inclusive, non-judgmental, virtual space for listening, sharing, connecting processing, and healing. Issues within the Latinx community and Latinx experience will be explored. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

    Jessica Oyoque-Barron, LMSW and Silvia Leija, MS, LMFT will facilitate this session.

  • International Student Listening Space (1 of 4)

    Tue, March 2, 2021 9–10 a.m. via Zoom.

    This listening space is geared toward undergraduate and graduate international students.
    It’s a supportive space to share and process your experiences as an international student.

    Topics may include adjusting to online coursework in a different time zone, immigration
    and visa-related stress, family expectation and future stressors, xenophobia, interpersonal
    relationships distress and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this space is
    for students to listen, connect, and support each other.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer

    International Student Listening Space Spring 2021 Flyer

March 2021
  • Male & Masc-Aligned Bi/Pan Listening Space

    March 9, 2021 1–2 p.m. via Zoom.

    In this virtual listening space, we’ll explore the lived experiences of male & masc-aligned bisexual, pansexual, ace bi/panromantic, and questioning MSU students. It will be co-facilitated by two CAPS staff members who
    share some of these identities.

    This space is geared toward processing the intersection of masculinity and sexual diversity in the community.
    Allies are welcome.

    For free resources about these identities, check out the Bisexual Resource Center and The GENDER Book.

    Questions? Email caps@msu.edu.

    Click the image below to download the event flyer.

    Event Flyer

  • Transracial Adoption Listening Space

    March 17, 2021 4–5 p.m. via Zoom.

    Do you identify as a transracial adoptee? Were you adopted by parents whose ethnic or racial identity was different from yours?

    This Transracial Adoption Listening Space provides a space for adoptees to talk about experiences and challenges they may have faced. The listening space is a forum for discussion among students with shared experiences.

    Attendees must be current MSU students.


    Questions? Email the facilitators, Yvonne Connelly (conne111@msu.edu) or Mike Evitts at (evittsmi@msu.edu).

     

    Click the image below to download the flyer.

    Flyer

  • Latinx Listening Space

    Friday, March 19 1–2 p.m. over Zoom.

    This listening space is an inclusive, non-judgmental, virtual space for listening, sharing, connecting processing, and healing. Issues within the Latinx community and Latinx experience will be explored. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

    Victor Leon, LLMSW and Jessica Oyoque-Barron, LMSW will facilitate this session.

     

    Know someone who might be interested? Share the graphic below on Instagram to spread the word!

     

    @healthyspartans Instagram Post 

  • APIDA/A Virtual Listening Space (3 of 4)

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1–2 p.m. over Zoom.

    This confidential space provides Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi-American/Asian
    (APIDA/A) students time to share, listen and connect over their experiences.

    Graduate and undergraduate students, including all domestic, international,
    and multiracial students are welcome. All sessions will take place on HIPAA-compliant
    Zoom.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer.

    APIDA Listening Spaces Spring 2021 Flyer

  • International Student Listening Space (2 of 4)

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9–10 a.m. via Zoom.

    This listening space is geared toward undergraduate and graduate international students.
    It’s a supportive space to share and process your experiences as an international student.

    Topics may include adjusting to online coursework in a different time zone, immigration
    and visa-related stress, family expectation and future stressors, xenophobia, interpersonal
    relationships distress and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this space is
    for students to listen, connect, and support each other.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer

    International Student Listening Space Spring 2021 Flyer

April 2021
  • Racial Stress Workshop Series (Four April Sessions)

    We live in spaces where the significance of race is suppressed. As a result, we often experience racially-based contradictions that are not acknowledged, discussed or validated. Our experiences can lead to race-related stress. Dr. Bruce and Dr. Mitchell-Corsino will host this four-part Racial Stress Workshop, designed to validate our experiences.

    Workshop sessions will take place 3–4 p.m. April 9, 16, 23, and 30.

    Each week will have a different focus. Discussion topics include the anti-racist narrative, coping with racial stress, effectively managing the impact of racial bias from others that catch us by surprise, and self-care when we are wounded by racial bias.

    This workshop is open to all MSU students interested in discussing these topics.

    Questions?
     Contact Jimmy Bruce at brucejrj@msu.edu.

    Click the image below to download the flyer for this series. 

    Flyer

  • Latinx Listening Space (3 of 3)

    Friday, April 16 3–4 p.m. over Zoom.

    This listening space is an inclusive, non-judgmental, virtual space for listening, sharing, connecting processing, and healing. Issues within the Latinx community and Latinx experience will be explored. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

    Victor Leon, LLMSW and Jessica Oyoque-Barron, LMSW facilitated this session.

     

     

    @healthyspartans Instagram Post 

  • Listening Space: Trial in the Death of George Floyd (Five Sessions)

    April 21 22, 23, 26 and 29 via Zoom.

     

    MSU CAPS recognizes the continued epidemic that is racial discrimination. We recognize that racial discrimination occurs on a frequent and ongoing basis, in a variety of ways, for our MSU students. Many have been watching the trial of the police officer accused in the death of George Floyd. These CAPS listening spaces are for students to process their feelings, thoughts and reactions related to the death of George Floyd, the trial, and if applicable, the verdict. 

    This is a series of five listening spaces, taking place April 21 22, 23, 26 and 29. To see details, including time and hosts for each session, visit caps.msu.edu/events

    These listening spaces were open to current, registered MSU students only. 

    Click the image below to download the flyer.

    Flyer

  • Transracial Adoptee Listening Space

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4–5 p.m. via Zoom. 

    Do you identify as a transracial adoptee? Were you adopted by parents whose ethnic or racial identity was different from yours?

    This Transracial Adoptee Listening Space provides a space for adoptees to talk about experiences and challenges they may have faced. The listening space is a forum for discussion among students with shared experiences. Attendees must be current MSU students.

    Questions? Email the facilitators, Yvonne Connelly (conne111@msu.edu) or Mike Evitts (evittsmi@msu.edu).

    Click the image below to download the flyer.

    Event Flyer

  • International Student Listening Space (3 of 4)

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9–10 a.m. via Zoom.

    This listening space is geared toward undergraduate and graduate international students.
    It’s a supportive space to share and process your experiences as an international student.

    Topics may include adjusting to online coursework in a different time zone, immigration
    and visa-related stress, family expectation and future stressors, xenophobia, interpersonal
    relationships distress and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this space is
    for students to listen, connect, and support each other.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer

    International Student Listening Space Spring 2021 Flyer

  • APIDA/A Virtual Listening Space (4 of 4)

    Wednesday, April 28 1–2 p.m. via Zoom.

     

    This confidential space provides Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi-American/Asian
    (APIDA/A) students time to share, listen and connect over their experiences.

    Graduate and undergraduate students, including all domestic, international,
    and multiracial students are welcome. All sessions will take place on HIPAA-compliant
    Zoom.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer.

    APIDA Listening Spaces Spring 2021 Flyer

May 2021

  • International Student Listening Space (4 of 4)

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9–10 a.m. via Zoom.

    This listening space is geared toward undergraduate and graduate international students.
    It’s a supportive space to share and process your experiences as an international student.

    Topics may include adjusting to online coursework in a different time zone, immigration
    and visa-related stress, family expectation and future stressors, xenophobia, interpersonal
    relationships distress and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this space is
    for students to listen, connect, and support each other.

     

    Click the image below to download the event flyer

    International Student Listening Space Spring 2021 Flyer

September 2021

  • Replenish (1 of 4)

    Replenish: A monthly program celebrating women and femmes of color

    Fri, September 10, 2021, 11:30 AM - Fri, September 10, 2021 1:00 PM at shared after registration

    Each month we will cover a new topic that focuses on caring for ourselves and exploring relevant needs, including mental health, relationships, movement, empowerment, and more.

     

    Register

    Download the event flyer here

    replenish flyer

October 2021

  • Replenish (2 of 4)

    Replenish: A monthly program celebrating women and femmes of color

    Fri, October 8, 2021, 11:30 AM - Fri, October 8, 2021, 1:00 PM at shared after registration

    Each month we will cover a new topic that focuses on caring for ourselves and exploring relevant needs, including mental health, relationships, movement, empowerment, and more.

     

    Register

    Download the event flyer here

    replenish flyer

November 2021

  • Replenish (3 of 4)

    Replenish: A monthly program celebrating women and femmes of color

    Fri, November 12, 2021, 11:30 AM - Fri, November 12, 2021, 1:00 PM at shared after registration

    Each month we will cover a new topic that focuses on caring for ourselves and exploring relevant needs, including mental health, relationships, movement, empowerment, and more.

     

    Register

    Download the event flyer here

    replenish flyer