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Monday, January 16

9:30-11:30 a.m.: Crafting/Upcycling: participants will repurpose items that have reached the end of their life into new items with a new purpose while serving a need in the local community.
Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Workshop: "Microaggressions" led by Relando Thompkins-Jones, social justice educator/coordinator for the Division of Inclusion and Equity
Kirkhof Center, rooms 2215/2216

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

1 p.m.: Silent March to Fieldhouse
Assemble in front of Zumberge Hall

1:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Kevin Powell
Fieldhouse Arena

2:30-4 p.m.: Film Screening and Panel Discussion, "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise"
Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room

Tuesday, January 17

7 p.m.: “Race and the American Dream,” a Common Ground event sponsored by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in conjunction with the Division of Inclusion and Equity.
Eberhard Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will join Jason Riley, columnist and editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal, for a dialogue on the progress that has been made since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as the challenges that continue to exist, in the pursuit of an equitable society for all Americans.

This event is free, open to the public, and LIB 100 approved. Interested individuals can register for the event at

Wednesday, January 18

4:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

Note: This presentation will be simulcast to an audience at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Click here for a link to an evaluation survey to be completed after the program.

Thursday, January 19

8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.: Teach-In “Power, Privilege and Difficult Dialogues”
Allendale, Pew Grand Rapids campuses
Visit for details.

Saturday, January 21

9 a.m.-3 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, click here for more information.