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Schedule

Commemoration Week Events

Monday, January 15

• 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Upcycling; Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

• 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Workshop; Kirkhof Center, rooms 2215/2216

• 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch, special presentation, "I Dream," by Opera Grand Rapids; Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

• 1 p.m.: Silent march to Fieldhouse, assemble at Zumberge Hall

• 1:30 p.m.: Keynote presentation by April Reign; Fieldhouse

• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, #WhereDoWeGoFromHere?; Kirkhof Center, rooms 2215/2216

 

Tuesday, January 16

• 7 p.m.: “How Shall We Remember?" a Common Ground event sponsored by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies; DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Christy S. Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and former president of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, will offer insight into contemporary questions about history, identity and democracy. Open and free to the public; registration requested at hauensteincenter.org/rsvp or by phone at (616) 331-2770.

 

Wednesday, January 17

• 3 p.m.: Workshop by Bree Newsome; Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

• 4:30 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Bree Newsome; Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room
Note: This presentation will be simulcast to an audience at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

 

Friday, January 19

• 6-9 p.m.: Shabbat Dinner: Kirkhof Center, room 2270
Sponsored by Hillel, Campus Interfaith Resources, African Student Council

 

Saturday, January 20

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: MLK Day of Service and Solidarity
Volunteers will meet in the Cook-DeWitt Center then travel to worksites. Coordinated by the Community Service Learning Center; RSVP and learn more.