It's fitting that the final Talking Together event takes place during the National Week of Conversation.
Lisa Perhamus, director of the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse and associate professor of educational foundations, said Grand Valley is a hosting partner for National Week of Conversation and the April 20 event is virtual, allowing more people to participate.
"It is very exciting to be a part of the national bridge-building movement in this way," Perhamus said. "We began the whole idea of Talking Together because we wondered how to make a big impact for this week. We then dreamed bigger and envisioned dialogue programming throughout the year rather than just one week, and the idea of Talking Together was born."