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"Them: Images of Separation" - Dr. David Pilgrim
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
Plymouth's Racial Equity Committee invites you to experience this talk by Dr. David Pilgrim, one of this country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity, and race relations. Dr. Pilgrim is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a 5,000 piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University. Dr. Pilgrim is FSU’s Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and an FSU Distinguished Teacher. The program is free for UICA members, $5 for non-members. Afterwards, we’ll walk down to San Chez restaurant to talk about the program, the Jim Crow period, and its legacy.
World Affairs Council: Give Peace a Chance
Give Peace a Chance series
Co-sponsored by the Kent District Library, thisWorld Affairs Council series features three presentations focusing on peace building, peace in action, and peace and politics. The series begins Thursday, April 13, with a presentation by Ms. Ann-Louise Colgan, the Director of Public Education at the Global Peacebuilding Center, which is the public education program at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). It continues on Wednesday, April 19, with a presentation by Dr. George Lopez, Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame. The third presenter in the series is Dr. Frederic Pearson, Professor of Political Science and Director ofthe Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University. He will speak on Thursday, April 27. This series is free and open to the public. Follow this link for more information.
Black Lives Matter in Grand Rapids
Wednesday, May 3
Join this on-going demonstration with members of Plymouth Church, All Souls, Fountain Street, and Westminster at the corner of Monroe and Monroe Center (by the Rosa Parks statue). The group gathers the first Wednesday of every month. Placards and signs are provided.
Plymouth's Book Club - The Wright Brothers
Monday, May 8, 7:00 p.m., in the Lounge
Join the Plymouth Book Club as we discuss The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, who taught the world how to fly. A master historian, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money, and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their “mission” to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. Please join us as we explore the story of the brothers who changed the world! Our selection is available at Schuler Books on the Book Club Table with a 20% discount.
Much Ado About Nothing at Dog Story
8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 21-22 and April 28-29; 3:00 p.m., Sundays, April 23 and 30
Enjoy Pigeon Creek Shakespeare's production of Much Ado About Nothing performed in the intimate theater setting of Dog Story Theater at 7 Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Grand Rapids. Directed by Alisha Huber. Tickets are $14/adults and $8/students and seniors. For more information visit Pigeon Creek's website.
Living Liberation:Building Resistance
Sundays, April 23 and 30
The first of the last two Living Liberation sessions for this season begin April 23 (5:00 p.m.) at Plymouth with a discussion on Transgender Justice: What are current issues the Transgender community is facing, and How do Transgender issues relate to wider liberation struggles? Visit the event page on Facebook for more information. The last session is April 30 (3:00 p.m.) at Reconciliation MCC where the conversation will focus on anti-imperialism and its importance in current liberation struggles. For more information visit the event page on Facebook.
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