• swintonThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2018 January Series.

    John Swinton

    STILL WATERS RUN DEEP: REIMAGINING DEMENTIA AND HUMANNESS

    Tuesday, January 23

    John Swinton is a Scottish theologian and former psychiatric nurse. He is professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is also founder of the university’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability.  John is a major figure in the development of disability theology. In 2016, he was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing for his book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God.  In 2017, his most recent book Becoming Friends of Time: Time, Disability and the Art of Gentle Discipleship won the award of merit for theology and ethics in the Christianity Today book awards.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Kevin Palau

    UNLIKELY: EXPLORING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CHURCHES AND CITIES

    Monday, January 22

    Kevin Palau, son of international evangelist Luis Palau, joined the family business in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, the Luis Palau Association has produced some of the largest Christian events ever staged, created a worldwide network of hundreds of partner evangelists, and developed new models for citywide outreach that integrate major community service initiatives with open-air evangelistic gatherings.  Kevin is also the founding editor of GospelMovements.org, a place for leaders to connect and share ideas on how to transform their cities by meeting needs and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    R. David Edelman

    CYBERSECURITY & GEOPOLITICS

    Friday, January 19

    R. David Edelman is the director of the Project on Technology, Economy, & National Security, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, students, and policymakers assigned to address the challenges created by technological disruption at MIT. As the former technology advisor to the president during the Obama Administration, Edelman spent a decade as one of the government’s foremost voices on how technology is changing our economy, national security, and daily lives.  He has been named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” leaders in Law & Policy and chosen as a “30 Under 30 All-Star Alumni” for his ongoing contributions to national policy. Note: Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Jeremy McCarter

    HAMILTON, HOPE AND CHANGE

    Thursday, January 18

    Jeremy McCarter is a writer, director, and producer.  He is the co-author of Hamilton: the Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda and will share the story of the Broadway show Hamilton’s journey from concept to cultural phenomenon as witnessed by someone who has been in all of the rooms where it happened – even the White House.  McCarter spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series of performances and conversations.  It brought together America’s leading actors, activists, writers, scholars, musicians, and community leaders to explore the intersection of arts and society. Note: Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Kevin Olusola

    KEVIN OLUSOLA IN CONCERT & CONVERSATION

    Wednesday, January 17

    When it comes to breaking boundaries in the world of music, Kevin “K.O.” Olusola is no stranger.  He has re-imagined the cello, mashing together cello and the urban art of beatboxing into a new musical genre called cello-boxing.  It’s the sound of the concert hall meeting the street.  Kevin is best known as the beat boxing member of the Grammy-winning vocal quintet Pentatonix and together they’ve released 5 albums, each landing in the top 15 of Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Kevin has shared the stage with David Crowder, Gungor, and Quincy Jones and in 2015 he released his first solo album, The Renegade EP. A repeat performance & conversation with Kevin Olusola will take place on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the Covenant Fine Arts Center. No tickets required. Due to contractual restrictions, these presentations will not be recorded or archived.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Katherine Boo

    BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY

    Tuesday, January 16

    Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize winner for her reporting from disadvantaged communities in the United States and abroad. She has spent the last decade between the United States and India where she wrote her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Boo gives a voice to those without one, telling the stories of the poor and disadvantaged on the pages of our most esteemed publications.  Note: Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • tatumThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2018 January Series.

    Beverly Daniel Tatum

    WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS STILL SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA? AND OTHER CONVERSATIONS ON RACE

    Monday, January 15

    Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of race, focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Tatum served from 2002 to 2015 as the ninth president of Spelman College, the oldest historically black women’s college in the United States.  Tatum’s important book Why Do All the Black Kids Sit Together in the Cafeteria is being re-released for its 20th anniversary this fall.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Caroline Webb

    HOW TO HAVE A GOOD DAY: USING BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TO IMPROVE EVERYDAY LIFE

    Friday, January 12

    Caroline Webb is a management consultant, economist and renowned leadership coach who has worked with hundreds of organizations to help their employees be more productive, energized, and successful – first as a partner at McKinsey, where she continues to serve as a Senior Advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, Sevenshift.  She specializes in showing people how to transform their life and work for the better by applying insights from the behavioral sciences: behavioral economics, psychology and neuroscience.  Her book on that topic, How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life has been hailed as one of the “top must-read business books of 2016.”  Note: Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Laura Sumner Truax

    LOVE LET GO: RADICAL GENEROSITY FOR THE REAL WORLD

    Thursday, January 11

    Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago.  She holds degrees in divinity, pastoral studies, and spirituality from Loyola University Divinity School and is currently working toward her Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.  She also serves as a teaching pastor for World Vision and for the University of Chicago Divinity School and is the author of two books.  In Love Let Go she shares how her church community was transformed by the startling truth that money can buy happiness – when you give it away – and explores the connection of human flourishing to generosity.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • inazuThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2018 January Series.

    John Inazu

    CONFIDENT PLURALISM: SURVIVING AND THRIVING THROUGH DEEP DIFFERENCES

    Wednesday, January 10

    John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He teaches courses in criminal law, the First Amendment, and religion and law. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. John’s book, Confident Pluralism, argues that we can and must live together peaceably in spite of deep and sometimes irresolvable differences over politics, religion, sexuality, and other important matters.

    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.