The Kutsche Office of Local History's 14th Annual Local History Roundtable "Our West Michigan Histories" INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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14th Annual Local History Roundtable

"Our West Michigan Histories"

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 • 1:00 - 8:00 pm

Richard M. DeVos Center • GVSU Pew campus

**INT 100/201 APPROVED**

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Delia Fernández-Jones (GVSU Alumni 2010) on migration, placemaking, and activism among Grand Rapids' Latino communities.

Panel presentations include a look into the history and current use of County Poor Farm properties in West Michigan with Adam Oster from the Library of Michigan and local historians Marjorie Viveen, Charlie Brock, and Nancy Brock, and ongoing projects from Grandstand Pictures and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office to document Civil Rights history in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

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There will be a light dinner served just prior to the keynote presentation.

Our keynote address is co-sponsored by the Latina Network of West Michigan.

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided by the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.

Dr. Fernández-Jones' book will be available for purchase at the event thanks to Books & Mortar of Grand Rapids.

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Location Information

Richard M. DeVos Center · Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

401 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Contact Information

Mary Williford

[email protected]


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