2022 Commemoration Week Events

Monday, Jan. 17

2 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Cheryl Brown Henderson
Register online to receive link to Zoom webinar


Tuesday, Jan. 18

7 p.m.: A Conversation with Jamillah Ali-Joyce and Louis Moore, presented by WGVU Public Media
This conversation will premiere on YouTube WGVU35 and on


Wednesday, Jan. 19

4:30 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Littisha A. Bates; also available via Zoom webinar (link below)
Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room
Zoom webinar:


Thursday, Jan. 20

7 p.m.: Elijah Anderson, “Black in White Space,” presented by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and the Division of Inclusion and Equity
Zoom webinar: or call in at US: +1 (929) 205-6099 Webinar ID: 872 2239 4732 


Saturday, Jan. 22

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: MLK Day of Service and Solidarity, presented by the Community Service Learning Center
An updated schedule is online at Activities include a keynote speaker, service projects, lunch, panel discussion and workshops.


All events are free and open to the public. Grand Valley’s MLK Commemoration Week Executive Planning Committee is committed to a policy of equal access to programs, facilities and services. If you require additional assistance or accommodations, contact the Division of Inclusion and Equity at (616) 331-3296. Visit for the campus COVID-19 policy.



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