Cultural Awareness Month

October 2022

A celebration of culture and community in all its forms.

View the 2022 Cultural Awareness Month Toolkit.


Midland County Cultural Awareness Month Events

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OCT 3 / Global Read Aloud
Monday, October 3rd is the start date for this year’s Global Read Aloud! The GRA is a global online book club that runs six weeks and welcomes all levels of readers to join and make as many global connections as possible. How many books you read and how connected you want to get is up to you! Visit The Global Read Aloud – One Book to Connect the World for this year’s books, connections and resources.


OCT 9-11 / Creative 360 / A CELEBRATION OF VOICES

An Evening of Disability Culture: Readings and Performance
by Stephanie Heit & Petra Kuppers

Friday, October 7 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm / Bayliss St. / There is no charge. Refreshments will be served. Donations are always welcome.

Join disabled artists Stephanie and Petra for an offering that will include poetry, fiction, movement and more in an evening that will invite and celebrate inhabiting our unique bodyminds and creative expression.

Writing Workshop I

Saturday, October 8 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / @ Creative 360 Galleries 144 E. Ashman / Suggested $15 Donation
In this generative workshop, we will use sensory experiences as starting points for writing – in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, whatever form you most enjoy. We will engage in writing experiments for the majority of our session with the remaining time used for optional sharing.

Sensorial Forests Experience

day, October 8 / 3:00 – 5:00 pm / At Chippewa Nature Center / Suggested $15 Donation
Sensorial Forests: Join us for a workshop of sensate play Chippewa Nature Center. We will tune into our bodyminds using breath and movement; explore our surroundings through a menu of texture, sound, memory, smell, language, gesture; and collaborate as a group to create support, cultivate pleasure, and tend ourselves and the space around us.

Writing Workshop II

Sunday, October 9 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Location TBD / Suggested $15 Donation
In this generative workshop, we will use our environments, and how they interact with our bodymindspirits as starting points for our writing – in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, whatever form you most enjoy. We will engage in writing exercises for the majority of our session with the remaining time used for optional sharing.



OCT 11 / 7:00 pm / The Breaking Bread Villiage at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
The Breaking Bread Village Live Show at Grace A. Dow Library with guests from The Visibility Project Podcast


OCT 12 / 12-1PM via Zoom / The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan
People with Disabilities in the Workplace: Free, online conversation regarding benefits of hiring people with disabilities, workplace accommodations, and common myths. Featured are Gary Holik from Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Terri Robbins from Disability Network of Mid-Michigan.


OCT 14 / 7:30 PM / Midland Center for the Arts

Peking Acrobats Featuring The Shanghai Circus: For the last 30 years these daredevil acrobats have astounded audiences around the world, setting records and astonishing audiences as they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. They push the envelope of human possibility with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. This is a thrilling show for the entire family!


OCT 18 / 7:30 pm / Midland Center for the Arts
Nobuntu concert & reception at Midland Center for the Arts
The Midland Center for the Arts is offering a $5 per ticket discount to the concert using THIS LINK.
Patrons can also the Center Ticket office during regular business hours at 989.631.8250 and mention promo code CAM22.
Not valid on previously purchased tickets and no refunds.


OCT 25, 2022 / 6:30 PM / Midland Center for the Arts

Collision of Rhythm is a duo composed of tap-dancing classical virtuoso Aaron Williams and beatbox-juggling showman Bronkar Lee. With drumming, rhythmic juggling, marimba, and so much more, Collision of Rhythm has been described as Stomp meets Blue Man Group meets Cirque du Soleil in a show that’s interactive, captivating, inspiring, and flat-out extraordinary. Featured on The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, and SuperBowl commercials, you may know them through their viral videos — Aaron, in  Mario on Marimba and Bronkar, as the Beatbox Dad in a video with his son.


OCT 26 / 12-1PM via Zoom / The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan
What is Disability Culture?: Free, online discussion on Zoom regarding everyday life, different perspectives, and the goal of maintaining independence for people with disabilities. Panel will include several community members with various disabilities.


OCT 27 / 7PM via Zoom / The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan
“Crip Camp:” A Free Screening: A free screening of the award-winning Netflix documentary: Crip Camp. A groundbreaking summer camp for teens with disabilities proves so inspiring that a group of its alumni join the radical disability rights movement to advocate for historic legislation changes.


Cultural Awareness Month Toolkit: Activities + Ideas

The Global Read Aloud Resources

What is Cultural Awareness Month?