GRCC hosts national expert in law, justice for Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

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GRCC is joining Grand Valley State and Davenport universities in hosting a national expert in law and justice as part of events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

David Stovall, a professor of African American studies and criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will be the keynote speaker in the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to this free event.

Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. His research draws from Critical Race Theory, educational policy analysis, sociology, urban planning, political science, community organizing, and youth culture.

In addition to the evening presentation, Stovall will talk to GRCC students during an open forum from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 in the ATC auditorium.

GRCC students can also decorate lunch bags for Kids’ Food Basket and donate items for the student food pantry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at multiple campus locations.

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