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Steve Luxenberg: Plessy v Ferguson-Race in American Memory

January 23, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In May of 1896, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Plessy V. Ferguson. Though the justices’ 7-1 decision created little stir among the public, it helped lay the foundation for racial segregation...

Pia Kurusu White and Brian Hauenstein

February 7, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The drama of World War II is no abstraction to two West Michigan residents Pia White and Brian Hauenstein. Pia is the daughter of the late Saburo Kurusu, the Japanese diplomat who was special envoy...

Climate Change Happens. Now What? Debating the Green New Deal

February 18, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There is no question that the Earth’s climate is changing. The question is: to what degree do human beings have an impact on the effects of climate change, and what can we do about it? Which...

Amity Shlaes: The Great Society and its Enemies

March 3, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The idea of social democracy is popular in our country. The term socialism has taken on a glow. In the 1960s, socialism was also popular, as was its compromise, social democracy. Social democratic...

Bring it to the Table

March 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring it to the Table is a documentary film that encourages people to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward....

Ari Weinzweig: The Power of Beliefs in Business

March 12, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Power of Beliefs in Business Although most of us don’t realize it, our beliefs have a major impact on how things go in our lives. What we believe may or may not be true, but unknowingly...

David Eisenhower: Eisenhower, Hauenstein, and the men and women who saved civilization

March 19, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The story of our namesake, Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein, is also the story of the European Theater of U.S Operations, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Under Gen. Eisenhower, Ralph served as Chief of...

Kasey Pipes: The Resurrection of Richard Nixon - Our Elder Statesman

April 9, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In August of 1974, Richard Nixon became the first and only president to resign from office. Yet within a decade of his resignation, Nixon found himself advising on campaign strategy, foreign policy,...

Kaine Onwuzulike, MD, Ph.D.

April 23, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To say Dr. Kaine Onwuzulike took a liberal approach to his education would be an understatement. While studying biology, chemistry, and physics, Dr. Onwuzulike also played football under Brian Kelly...

Hidden Wounds of War

May 7, 2020 All Day

How can we better serve those who served us? This question challenges us to think about those who gave some, and those who gave all, to serve our nation. Veterans, families, and communities struggle...

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