Art, Memory and Community

Sunset Salsa at FSU
September 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. Dwight Performing Arts Center

Grammy Award-winning timbalero, Eguie Castrillo and his 11-piece salsa band, return to Framingham State as part of Homecoming & Family Weekend! This promises to be another electrifying outdoor performance from a band that has entertained audiences across the globe. Don’t miss your chance to listen to this world-renowned percussionist live!

Pride Across Generations: Stonewall 50 Years Later
October 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. Forum, McCarthy Center

Join FSU and BayPath Elder Services on National Coming Out Day for our 3rd annual intergenerational banquet celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising! Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner along with presentations reflecting upon that pivotal night in 1969 and all the progress made since then! Complimentary tickets available at:

The Alan Feldman Week of Poetry - Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 2019

Poetry Reading with Martín Espada
October 22, 2019 at 7 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center

The 2nd annual Alan Feldman Week of Poetry is headlined this year by Martín Espada, a professor of English at UMass-Amherst. As a poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney, Espada has dedicated much of his career to the pursuit of social justice, including fighting for human rights and reclaiming the historical record. His critically acclaimed collections of poetry celebrate—and lament—the working class experience.

Faculty Poetry Reading
October 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Heineman Ecumenical Center

Student Poetry Slam
October 25, 2019 at 7 p.m., Sandellas

Wounded by War: The Story of Kevin Flike
November 4, 2019 at 7 p.m., Forum, McCarthy Center

The moments of September 25, 2011 could never be forgotten by Kevin Flike, a Staff Sargent in the Green Berets. After being pinned down for 11 hours during a surprise attack on the Taliban, Flike was shot in the stomach. His team risked their lives to carry him through the warzone to safety – and thanks to a bodycam that his teammate had on – these harrowing and heroic events were all captured on film. The documentary, created by FSU alum Mike Neilan ’16, is a story of resilience and recovery – a look into a daring rescue, and a veteran’s battle with PTSD, addiction and the will to live. Join Neilan and Flike for this 30-minutes film screening and discussion.