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Calvin College January Series

January 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 23, 2019

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The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon! From January 3 – 23, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.  These lectures are free and no tickets are required.

Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,” and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.

These experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit

  • January 3: Todd Cioffi & Christiana deGroot – The Transformative & Redemptive Power of (a Christian) Education
  • January 4: Arthur C. Brooks – Bringing America Together
  • January 7: Dr. Jimmy Lin – Finally, Some Good News About Cancer
  • January 8: Kara Powell – Growing Young: Helping Young People Discover & Love the Church
  • January 9: Mariela Shaker – Finding Refuge on the Stage
  • January 10: Moderated Conversation with Jenna Bush Hager – Telling Stories that Inspire
  • January 11: Craig Detweiler – Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
  • January 14: Nicholas Kristof – Lessons from 30 Years of Covering the World
  • January 15: Leland Melvin – Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances
  • January 16: William Powers – Sustainability, Happiness & the “Slow” Movement
  • January 17: Erik W. Carter – Incomplete without You: The Church & People with Disabilites
  • January 18: Ruth Carter – The Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design
  • January 21: Willie Jennings in celebration of MLK Day – The Christian Imagination: Theology & the Origins of Race
  • January 22: Rachel Denhollander – A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
  • January 23: Mary Robinson – Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future



January 9
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Community Foundation for Muskegon County


Beardsley Theater
425 W. Western
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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