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Diversity Lecture Series

The Diversity Lecture Series provides GRCC stakeholders and members of the Grand Rapids community with tangible access to society’s most prolific scholars, thought-leaders, activists, and innovative artist. The lecture series aims to connect members of the community with people that hold a compelling interest in shaping a culture of inclusion and social justice.

For over twenty years, the diversity lecture series has helped attendees consider different perspectives through cultural engagement, critical thought, and civil discourse. 

  • Lectures are free and open to all.
  • American Sign Language interpreter or Closed Caption service available.
  • For more information contact

See our list of 2021-2022 speakers


Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham
I encourage students to participate in these important conversations and use the [Diversity Lecture Series] to strengthen skills in areas that include, but are not limited to, intergenerational dialogue, critical analysis, and social justice literacy. Acquiring the stamina to hone these skills will serve students well in academia, the workforce, and in their personal lives.
Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Grand Rapids Community College Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer