Higher Education and Human Resources

University produces Black Lives Matter panel

February 3, 2015
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Davenport University names founding dean for College of Urban Education
Andre Perry. Courtesy Davenport University

A group of African-American leaders will come together tomorrow for a Black Lives Matter panel discussion.

The event is part of the series Black Lives Matter: Dialogue and Action and is presented by Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The event, which is part of Black History Month events on campus, will be in Allendale from 4-6 p.m. at the Kirkhof Center in the Pere Marquette Room.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dwight Hamilton, associate VP of Affirmative Action and Title IX officer, GVSU.


Stephen Drew: attorney, Drew, Cooper and Anding

Cle Jackson: president, NAACP Chapter of Grand Rapids

Joe Jones: president, Grand Rapids Urban League

Andre Perry: founding dean, College of Urban Education, Davenport University

Chris Sain: educator and author, Grand Rapids Community College

Robert Stevenson, Jr.: pastor and adjunct professor, GVSU

Black Lives Matter series

The series was started to give a space for students, faculty and staff members to express their perspectives and feelings about recent events in the U.S., according to the event’s website.

The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter is a national movement created after the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

The GVSU series will run through April 2. The full schedule is online

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