Mar 21, 2024
Cobb Great Hall

Small Island Big Song

Mar 21, 2024
Cobb Great Hall

Small Island Big Song

Age and Content Warnings

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Engagement Events

March 18, 2024 

  • The Edge At Akers will feature a menu of Pacific Island food.  
    • 4:30pm-9pm 
  • Screening of Small Island Big Song: An Oceanic Songline 
    • A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline of the climate crisis. 
    • Akers Hall 
    • 6:00-8pm 
    • Open to the public, free 

March 19, 2024 

  • Climate Crisis: Our Response as Artivists 
    • A climate discussion panel featuring:
      • Dr. Nichole Keway Biber is a tribal citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Mishiike Dodem (turtle clan). Nichole serves on the Board of the Anishinaabek Caucus, works at Clean Water Action, serves on the Board of the Endangered Species Coalition, and is appointed to the East Lansing Parks and Recreation Commission and the Ingham County Environmental Advisory Commission.
      • Dr. Sopheak Chann, Post-doctorate Fellow at Michigan State University in the James Madison College. 
      • Dr. Joy Hannibal, Detroit M.A.D.E. Scholars Program Director and interim Director of Pathway Programs.
  • 7-8:30pm, Erickson Kiva, MSU 
  • Open to the public, free 

March 21, 2024 

  • Insight Preview – Small Island Big Song 
    • An informative talk presented by topic experts who provide unique insights into the performance. 
    • 6:45pm  
    • Wharton Center  
    • Open to performance attendees, free 
  • Student Organization Fair 
    • Visit with MSU Registered Student Organizations to learn more about their impact on campus.  
    • 6:30-7:30pm 
    • Wharton Center Christman Lounge 
    • Open to performance attendees, free 

For more information on these events, contact Ben English, or 517.884.3171  

Jackson Donor Lounge

The Jackson Donor lounge is open one hour prior to the performance and during intermission. We have full cash bar service, a selection of complimentary snacks, private restrooms, and a secure place to keep your coat.

Platinum circle donors (and circle levels above) can scan their donor card to enter the lounge. Single-use lounge passes issued to our Bronze, Silver, and Gold Circle donors will be collected at the door. 

Please contact the Development Office at (517) 353-4640 with any questions.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Wharton Center.