posted November 3, 2008

Performance and Discussion to Examine Racism

Hope College will host a performance by "Act on Racism" and follow-up discussion on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in room 1019 of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

"Act on Racism" is a student-oriented group at Grand Valley State University.  Brought together in August 2005 by Professor Jennifer Stewart, the group members strive to increase contemporary awareness of racism by reenacting racist incidents that have occurred in West Michigan and presenting an opportunity for audiences to engage in an open discussion about controversial issues regarding race and ethnicity.  "Act on Racism" has performed in numerous classrooms as well as at the Michigan Sociological Convention, at the Wealthy Street Theater, the University of Chicago and various other events.

The Nov. 13 event is sponsored by the Hope's Asian Perspective Association (HAPA) student group.  HAPA's mission is to aid in the establishment of diversity and to promote awareness on HopeCollege's campus of Asian and Asian-American history, experiences, issues and perspectives.

The A. Paul Schaap Science Center is located at 35 E. 12th St., at 12th Street and College Avenue