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Diversity Lecture Series

"Then They Came For Me": Iranian-Canadian political prisoner to speak at Fountain Street Church

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NEWS

Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained by Iranian security forces and held in solitary confinement for 118 days, brings his story of survival to Grand Rapids this week. In the wake of the contested 2009 elections in Iran, Bahari was in...

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Pulitzer prize winner details discrimination against women

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community College kicked off its 17th Diversity Lecture Series last night, welcoming New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to the podium at Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain Street NE). Kristof, who has twice won the Pulitzer...

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Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist Barbara Martinez Jitner Speaks at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-17-2010 under NEWS

Barbara Martinez Jitner drew a significant crowd to her lecture on Wednesday night, Oct 20. From the stage of the Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain NE), Jitner shed light on the situation of young female Mexican factory workers that have been...

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