/ Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Lecture Series

The Diversity Lectures Series features distinguished leaders and experts in diversity and inclusion, with a focus on research and scholarship (five per year).

Hispanic Heritage Lecture

This lecture occurs during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15).

"If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don't, then you are wasting your time on earth"
—Roberto Clemente

Native American Heritage Lecture

This lecture is offered during Native American Heritage Month (November 1–30). 

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children"
—Sitting Bull

MLK Civil Rights Lecture

In partnership with Herman Miller, the MLK Civil Rights Lecture celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the lives of those who contribute to human and civil rights. This lecture is delivered on MLK Day every year. 

Find more information about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black History Lecture

This lecture is part of Hope College’s celebration of Black History Month.

"The mere imparting of information is not education"
—Carter G. Woodson

Asian Heritage Lecture

This lecture is offered as part of Hope College's Asian Heritage Week, the first week of March. 

"It is this interweaving of different peoples that results in the richness and beauty of the tapestry of our nation."
—Dr. Kenneth P. Moritsugu

Cesar Chavez Lecture

Named after the famous immigrant civil rights leader, the Cesar Chavez Lecture is offered in late March. Learn more about Cesar Chavez.

“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves — and be free.”
—Cesar Chavez