Latest Past Events

The Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters: Serving People on the Margins of Society

Grand Rapids Public Library 111 Library NE, Grand Rapids

Elizabeth Chamberlain, an adjunct professor of history at Aquinas College, will examine the late twentieth-century activism of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters; the ways in which communities perceived their social justice activism; and the opposition they sometimes faced because of their activism. Co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Society. Ryerson Auditorium at the Grand Rapids […]

The Second Surge: Women Running for Public Office in the 1970s

St. Cecilia Music Center 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids

Speaker: Jo Ellyn Clarey Suddenly in the seventies, Kent County women broke through a barrier that had limited their runs for public office mostly to local school board races. They ran for virtually every position on local, county, and state levels, as well as for U.S. Congress. Now, in 2023, celebrate women's spectacular showings in […]