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Institute for Global Education to celebrate Mandela Day with festivities

In honor of Nelson Mandela's legacy of peace, reconciliation and diversity, the IGE will be hosting two days of festivities at the Wealthy Street office.

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111 Wealthy Street S.E. 


The Institute for Global Education will be hosting its second annual Mandela Day Celebration on July 18 and 19 in celebration of his birthday and his legacy of peace, reconciliation and diversity. We will also honor poet Maya Angelou who died this year on May 28.

The events will be centered at the IGE office. Evening events on his birthday July 18 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the IGE office and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at IGE. Cake will be served on Friday evening.

Participation from local businesses and event activities include:

  • The Meanwhile Bar
  • All Souls Community Church of West Michigan Choir
  • West Michigan Jewels of African Dance and Drum Troop
  • Reconciliation Panel
  • Poetry Reading
  • Schuler Books sales table
  • Bayard Art Gallery art show
  • WEDO custom screen printing of Mandela and Angelou t-shirts

 The event is free and open to the public.

The Institute for Global Education was established in 1980. Throughout our many years of serving the local and global community, we have addressed the pressing – and at times controversial – social issues of the day. Never afraid to ask questions, seek deeper understanding or spark community conversation, our work has focused on:

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Global Economics
  • Sexism
  • Media Literacy
  • Classism 
  • Militarism

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