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Current Events 2011-2012

September 26, 7pm
Fountain Street Church

There will be a bus going from Hope College. Contact Jane Dickie ( for more details.


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Speaker: Mr. Nicholas Kristof

Hosted by the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center

September 27, 7pm
Knickerbocker Theater

Hope College Visiting Writers Series

With the Fifth Annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading. This year's memeorial reading will feature two Hope alumni: poet Chris Dowbrowski, who graduated from the college in 1998, is the author of the poetry collection "By Cold Water," a finalist for "ForeWord Magazines" Poetry Book of the Year,
and the chapbook "Fragments with Dusk in Them," by Punctilious Press.

Mira Bartok, who attended Hope in the latter 1970's before attending art school in Chicago, wrote "The Memory Palace" and 28 books for children, and has been recognized as a "New Your Times" best selling author and noted in the "The Best American Essay" series.

October 5, 9am
Dimnent Chapel


Critical Issues Symposium Keynote Address: Dr. Asma Barlas, Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, and Professor of Politics,
Ithaca College

"Believing Women" in Islam: Does the Qur'an Support Gender Equality?



October 13, 11:30am
Herrick District Library
300 S. River Ave

Free admission




Justice for Our Neighbors/West Michigan will host author Margaret Regan on Thursday, October 13, at 11:30am at Herrick District Library, 300 South River

Regan's award-winning book, "The Death of Josseline," gives voice to the people involved in immigration and U.S. border enforcement in Arizona, including migrants, border patrol, ranchers, and activists and discusses the impact of federal immigration laws.


October 14, 15, 19 and 22

DeWitt Studio Theatre

Our first production of the season is Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor. It is about three sisters that are called home to say their last goodbyes to their dying mother.

Here is the link to the press release for more information.

October 19
Martha Miller
1st Fl. Rotunda



Counseling and Psychological Services will be sponsoring an Operation Beautiful Recap event. This is open to anyone who would like to share how the postivit messages affected them, either by placing them or receiving them. Ziyah will share information on Body Image and introduce her Body Image Group.


October 20
Winants Auditorium


Philosophy Speaker Series presents:

Jack Mulder, Associate Professor of Philosophy

"Philosophy, Sexuality, and Bigotry: The Contribution of a Catholic Sexual Ethic to Campus Dialogue"

October 22

"What Not to Wear" a collaboration between the Black Student Union and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

November 2
Pine Grove
Take Back the Night

November 3

Visiting Writers Series

Jaimey Gordon will read from her recent, award-winning novel, "Lord of Misrule." "Lord of Misrule" won the 2010 National Book Award for fiction and the 2010 Dr. Tony Ryan Award, and was selected by the "Washington Post" and "Time" magazine as Best Book of the Year.

November 8

Martha Miller 135

Philosophy Speaker Series presents:

The pro-life pro-choicer: Battling the false dichotomy

Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Arizona State University

November 17

Maas Conference Room

"Gender, Religion and History"

Brent Wilkinson, '13, Emily Fleming, '12 and Julie Oosterink, '13

November 21

St. Francis de Sales Church

Women's Chamber Choir

This concert will include three settings by composer Gwyneth Walker of texts by Lucille Clifton (African-American poet, recipient of many honors, who died in 2010 at the age of 73). The poems, "This morning, " "To My Girls," and "Sisters," trace the arc of an African-American woman's life.