• January 23 – Mary Robinson: CLIMATE JUSTICE: HOPE, RESILIENCE & THE FIGHT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Mary Robinson

    CLIMATE JUSTICE: HOPE, RESILIENCE & THE FIGHT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

    Wednesday, January 23
    Underwritten by: Miller Johnson

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Mary Robinson first rose to international prominence as President of Ireland from 1990-97. She is widely regarded as a groundbreaking and transformational leader who elevated the public role of the Irish presidency, helping to shape modern Ireland in a period of rapid and unprecedented economic growth. From 1997-2002, Robinson served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, also transforming that office through highly visible public advocacy. She is a founding member of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders formed by Nelson Mandela to tackle the world’s most pressing problems and leads The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.  Earning consistent praise as an unforgettable keynote speaker, President Robinson brings the thought leadership of a former head of state, a grandmother’s passionately felt concern for the future and the compelling stories of the thousands she has met traveling the world as a champion for climate justice, human rights, gender equality, and corporate responsibility. Known for touching hearts, expanding mindsets and sparking meaningful conversation, Mary Robinson frames humanity’s most daunting threat in highly solvable terms, leaving audiences hopeful and inspired to change the course of our planet’s future.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 22 – Rachael Denhollander: A TIME TO SPEAK: ADDRESSING JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Rachael Denhollander

    A TIME TO SPEAK: ADDRESSING JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS

    Tuesday, January 22
    Underwritten by: Samaritas

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Rachael Denhollander is an advocate and educator who became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history.  As a result of her activism, over 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment.  In 2018, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.  A devout Christian, lawyer and teacher, Rachael has clearly and graciously challenged Christian institutions to live more faithfully as communities resistant to abuse and safe for survivors.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and is a member of the California Bar Association.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 21 – Willie Jennings: THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION: THEOLOGY AND THE ORIGINS OF RACE – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Willie Jennings

    THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION: THEOLOGY AND THE ORIGINS OF RACE

    Monday, January 21
    Underwritten by: The Stob Lecture Series

    Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University.  He is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale, 2010), which won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.”  Jennings is an ordained Baptist minister, is in high demand as a speaker, and is widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America.  A Calvin College graduate, Jennings received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 18 – Ruth Carter: THE ART OF STORYTELLING THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Ruth Carter

    THE ART OF STORYTELLING THROUGH COSTUME DESIGN

    Friday, January 18
    Underwritten by: Celebration! Cinema

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    A Hollywood veteran, Ruth Carter has outfitted some of the culture’s most iconic films including RootsMalcolm XSelma, and The Butler. Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding period ensemble films, the multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominated costume designer most recently took on Afrofuturism fashions in the mega-blockbuster, Black Panther. Learn about the inspiration behind Wakandan fashion, what it was like to create clothing for a fictional place, and the impact costumes have on a film’s success.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 17 – Erik W. Carter: INCOMPLETE WITHOUT YOU: THE CHURCH AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Erik W. Carter

    INCOMPLETE WITHOUT YOU: THE CHURCH AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Thursday, January 17
    Underwritten by: Howard Miller

    Erik Carter is Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. His research and teaching focus on fostering inclusion and belonging for people with developmental disabilities in schools, workplaces, and congregations, as well as the ways in which communities are strengthened by receiving their gifts and friendship.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 16 – William Powers: SUSTAINABILITY, HAPPINESS AND THE "SLOW" MOVEMENT – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    William Powers

    SUSTAINABILITY, HAPPINESS AND THE “SLOW” MOVEMENT

    Wednesday, January 16
    Underwritten by: GMB Architects + Engineers

    William Powers has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the community components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a 2003 prize for environmental innovation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His essays and commentaries on global issues have appeared in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. Powers has worked at the World Bank and holds international relations degrees from Brown and Georgetown. A third-generation New Yorker, Powers has also spent two decades exploring the American culture of speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world. He has covered the subject in his four books and written about it in the Washington Post and the Atlantic. Powers is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct faculty member at New York University. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Suraqueta, Bolivia, where they attempt to live sustainably, in deep community and in balance with nature.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 15 – Leland Melvin: CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Leland Melvin

    CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT’S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES

    Tuesday, January 15
    Underwritten by: Bruce & Mary Okkema and GMB Architects + Engineers

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut who served on the space shuttle Atlantis and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.  He also served as the co-chair of the White House’s STEM Education Task Force committee, developing the nation’s five-year education plan. He is host of the Lifetime show Child Genius and a judge for ABC’s BattleBots. He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Player Association Award of Excellence.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 14 – Nicholas Kristof: LESSONS FROM 30 YEARS OF COVERING THE WORLD – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Nicholas Kristof

    LESSONS FROM 30 YEARS OF COVERING THE WORLD

    Monday, January 14
    Underwritten by: World Renew and The Center for Excellence in Preaching

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since 2001. After graduating from Harvard, he studied law at Oxford University and then studied Arabic in Cairo. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of Tiananmen Square and the genocide in Darfur, along with many humanitarian awards such as the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He has traveled to more than 150 countries, was The New York Times’s first blogger, and has millions of followers across social media platforms.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 11 – Craig Detweiler: SEARCHING FOR THE IMAGE OF GOD IN A DIGITAL AGE – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Craig Detweiler

    SEARCHING FOR THE IMAGE OF GOD IN A DIGITAL AGE

    Friday, January 11
    Underwritten by: Calvin Center for Innovation in Business

    Craig Detweiler is an author, filmmaker, theologian, and cultural commentator recently named the third president of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.  Previously he was professor of Communication and creative director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University. He is the author of several books on technology and culture including iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives and most recently Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age. Craig’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • January 10 – Barbara Pierce Bush: A MODERATED CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA PIERCE BUSH – 12:30 p.m.

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    November 29, 2018 /  Uncategorized

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    Barbara Pierce Bush

    A MODERATED CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA PIERCE BUSH

    Thursday, January 10
    Underwritten by: The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and Holland Home

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with NBC, Jenna Bush Hager is unable to fulfill her commitment to speak at the January Series. Her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, has graciously agreed to fill in, and so she will be speaking now on Thursday, January 10. The event will take place in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Doors to the auditorium open at 11:30 a.m., seats may be saved until 12:15 p.m., and the presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.
    Barbara Bush co-founded Global Health Corps (GHC) in 2009 to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. To-date, GHC has fostered over 900 young leaders who believe health is a human right and who take an innovative approach to solving some of the world’s biggest global health challenges. In 2015, Barbara was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Previously, she worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa, UNICEF in Botswana, and the UN World Food Program. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI, and the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.