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2012-2013 Cultural Events Calendar

August 2012

Thursday, Aug. 23
Fall Faculty and Staff Conference
Cultural Intelligence Building Breakout Session

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Cultural Intelligence Building Workshop
10 am - 3 pm

September 2012

Thursday, Sept. 13
Intercultural Workshop: Better Together-- Fostering Unity Through Equity

Monday, Sept. 17
Fall Book Group Begins
Becoming an Anit-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt

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October 2012

Friday, Oct. 5
WMPCC Diversity Conference

Oct. 7-13
UnLearn Week

Oct. 26-Dec. 15
Voces- a solo exhibition by Calvin art professor Mandy Cano
Calvin College Center Art Gallery

Oct. 29 - Nov. 3
Africa Week

November 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Showing of Traces of the Trade - for faculty and staff
SC 322
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Bring your own lunch. RSVP to by Nov. 1.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Intercultural Workshop: Little Things Mean Alot--Racial Microaggressions

Monday, Nov. 12

Showing of Traces of the Trade - for all-campus
Commons Lecture Hall, Commons Annex
7:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Gather at the Table lunch workshop with Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan - for faculty and staff
Alumni Board Room, Commons Annex
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided. RSVP to by Nov. 7.

Gather at the Table workshop with Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan - for all-campus
Alumni Board Room, Commons Annex
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Refreshments served.

Gather at the Table presentation, Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan - for all-campus
DeVos lobby
7:00 p.m.
Refreshments served. Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Tradebook available for purchase.

January 2013

Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Interactive Memorial March

February 2013

Monday, Feb. 11

Spring Book Group Begins
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It

Thursday, Feb. 14

Intercultural Workshop: Racial Sobriety - Racial Sobriety is a commitment to seeing each person as a member of the same human family. This workshop explores the concepts of Racism Dysfunction and Racial Sobriety and provides participants with an opportunity to explore the stages of recovery which lead to Racial Sobriety. RSVP here.
Spoelhof Center 322, 3:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23

Black History Month Event - "Justice for Maurice Henry Carter" - A Calvin Theatre production. A panel discussion will follow the play. Overview: Playwrights Donald Molnar & Alicia Payne tell the true story of a falsely-convicted man who fights for his freedom with the help of a rather unlikely ally.
Directed by Debra L. Freeberg
Calvin College Gezon Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
(in conjunction with Calvin Office for Multi-Cultural Affairs)

This staged reading is free to the general public.

March 2013

Tuesday, March 5

FEN Symposium on Race - "Incognito" is a play depicting the struggles and triumphs of Michael Fosberg, a young actor in Chicago, as he encounters surprising discoveries about his family roots in his search for his biological father. Free/no tickets required.

Covenant Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

FEN Symposium on Race - "Loose Women" is an autobiographical exploration of four generations of Puerto Rican divorcées set against a live musical backdrop of boleros from a timeless songstress in our very own Puti Club at Luna Central. Experience one family's history with conflicting relationships to gender, race and cultural norms told by our enchanting divorcées as they take us from nunneries to brothels across Puerto Rico and the United States. written by Liza Ann Acosta, professor of English at North Park University. Free/no tickets required.

Covenant Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, 3:30 p.m.

April 2013

Thursday, April 11

Intercultural Workshop: Anti-Racism - A 90-minute training based on the Cross-Roads ministry model of anti-racism training.

Spoelhof Center 322, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26

Stand Against Racism - In partnership with the YWCA, Calvin College will be one of thousands of organizations nationally taking a stand to eliminate racism.
June 2013

Summer Book Group - Dear White America by Tim Wise

Wednesday, June 12

Intercultural Workshop: Facing Racism - A half-day anti-racism workshop based on "Facing Racism: A Biblical Approach to Being an Inclusive Community of God" developed by the CRCNA Office of Race Relations. The interactive session will draw attention to the damaging, systemic effects of racism and provide a path toward reconciliation and healing
10 am - 3 pm