22nd annual Diversity Lecture Series to open with Jamelle Bouie

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Fountain Street Church is just across the street from the Grand Rapids Community College Main Building.

By Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine and CBS political analyst, will be the first speaker in the Diversity Lecture Series at 7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College on Sept. 28.

Each year Grand Rapids Community College brings in some of the brightest minds to speak during the annual Diversity Lecture Series. The free lecture is at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, and open to the public.

Jamelle’s work has previously been published in The New Yorker and The Washington Post. He also has appeared on the news program Face The Nation for CBS. His presentation is titled “The Civil Rights Movement Today: A Second Redemption?”

“Knowing what’s going on in the world will be helpful to be aware about the current issues,” said Domingo Hernandez-Gomez, director of the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. He thinks the Diversity Lecture Series is a good opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and gain insight.

Other upcoming speakers of the Diversity Lecture Series include author Ethan Watters and filmmaker Dawn Porter.

For more information about the Diversity Lecture Series, call (616) 234-3390.

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