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Grand Rapids and Social Activism in Today's Political Climate: Connecting the Broader Movement to the Local Experiment

Grand Rapids and Social Activism in Today's Political Climate:  Connecting the Broader Movement to the Local Experiment

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location

  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room

Description

A resurgence in social activism occurred within the last five years. Nationally, protests and boycotts reflect a desire and movement for change that addresses societal inequalities. Dr. Louis Moore will give a presentation examining how the national movement and actions towards social justice impacts the local experience of those living in West Michigan. He will highlight the origins, evolution, and deeper meaning of the movement and how activism in today’s political climate interacts with higher education. This presentation is sponsored by the Kutsche Office of Local History and is part of its project, “Histories of Student Activism at GVSU.” 

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Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177

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