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Jessica Valenti on deck to conclude the Diversity Lecture Series Wednesday

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Jessica Valenti. Courtesy photo.

By Alec Maule

The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College is concluding this round of its Diversity Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Fountain Street Church with a presentation on feminism by journalist Jessica Valenti.

The goal of the Diversity Lecture Series has been to encourage the consideration of outside perspectives and promote cultural acceptance. Valenti is the final speaker in this year’s Diversity Lecture Series, with her presentation “Feminism Today.”

Valenti is a best-selling author of five books, like “Yes Means Yes” and “Sex Object: A Memoir,” establishing her as a prominent voice in the modern feminist community.

She has also found success as a columnist for The Guardian, with her articles frequently topping the most-read lists at a variety of publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Valenti will be doing a book signing following the lecture. The Diversity Lecture Series is free and open to the public as well as GRCC students, faculty and staff. For more information on the Diversity Lecture Series, visit the website.

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