Jessica Doerr

Jessica Doerr

"I loved the fact that my instructors really got to know who I was and that they took the time to know what my goals were." - Jessica Doerr '10, Staff Writing and Reading Center Consultant, Northwestern Michigan College Read More

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Mark your Calendars for our MLK Event!

Date: January 24, 2013

Community members, alumni, and families are invited to our Martin Luther King Jr. webcast event! This is a free event that will have light refreshments. RSVPs are requested by not required; the date is January 24th at 5pm. Please email Emily at: delanoem@gvsu.edu to RSVP. A concise discussion will follow the viewing of our dynamic speaker.

GVSU Holland will host a webcast event for a dynamic speaker named Majora Carter. She will give a keynote presentation at GV's Allendale campus during Grand Valley's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week, January 24th at 5pm. By webcast families and community members can sit down at GVSU Holland and listen to this interactive speaker without having to drive to GVSU Allendale's campus.

Carter, who will speak on January 24, is as well-known for her urban revitalization efforts as she is for her radio show, “This Promised Land,” which airs on National Public Radio. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about sustainability, and even fewer people were talking about it in places like the South Bronx.

By 2003, Carter coined the term “Green The Ghetto,” as she pioneered one of the nation’s first urban green-collar job training and placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Carter’s 2006 TED talk was one of six presentations to launch that groundbreaking website.

 

 

 

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