in partnership with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Portage Lake District Library
This program is funded in part by the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series and the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Arts activist & spoken word artist
with discussant Mary Jennings, Director of Programming, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
"The Arc of Systemic Solidarity"
Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Global health & human rights law
with discussant Caryn Heldt, Director Health Research Institute
"The Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020: Lessons Learned and Future Directions"
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Traditional knowledge & restoration ecology
with discussant Valoree Gagnon, Director University-Indigenous Community Partnerships
"Justice for the Land"
Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Community & conservation activist
with discussant Amy Marcarelli, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
"Racial Equity & Environmentalism"
Thursday, April 1, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Atmospheric & climate scientist
with discussant Sarah Green, Interim Department Chair, Chemistry
"Connecting Local Climate Impacts to Global Policy Targets"
Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Global wood supply & forestry manager, IKEA
with discussant Mark Rudnicki, Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
"Responsible Sourcing of Wood—the IKEA Way"
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Race, equity, technology
with discussant Alexandra Morrison, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
"Race to the Future: Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society"
Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Civil rights activist
with discussant Wayne Gersie, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
"A Conversation with DeRay McKesson"
Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM Eastern Time