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History, society impacts focus of Columbus Day event

Posted on October 10, 2013

Historical and societal impacts of the colonization of the Americas, and movements that challenge the holiday, will be discussed at an event on Columbus Day, October 14.

“Rethinking Columbus” will be held 6-8 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. A panel discussion will be moderated by Native News Network’s Levi Rickert, and a drum circle and local artist will be featured.

The event, approved for LIB 100 and 201 classes, is part of Grand Valley’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The celebration will conclude October 16 with a discussion about domestic violence in the context of immigration. The event, from 7-8 p.m. on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, is in collaboration with Grand Valley’s Community Reading Project, the Hispanic Center of West Michigan and the Women’s Center.

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