2010-05-18 Grand Haven Tribune Lakeshore Region Summit on Racism at Hope College Tuesday

Lakeshore Region Summit on Racism at Hope College Thursday
Grand Haven Tribune

HOLLAND — The 2010 Lakeshore Region Summit on Racism is the seventh in a series that began in 2001. It will be held at Hope College on Thursday.

The one-day event is sponsored by the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance and hosted by Hope College. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel and conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Hundreds of people from the community are expected to attend the event — including participants from businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, government offices and educational institutions. The format of the event includes a morning and an afternoon keynote speaker, a luncheon, and four specially-focused topics for breakout sessions.

Registration, which costs $20 and includes lunch, can be done online at www.ethnicdiversity.org.

Dr. Beverly Tatum — a scholar, teacher, race relations expert, leader in higher education and author of books like "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" — will provide the morning keynote address. Dr. Tony Campolo — minister, media commentator and author of books like "The Church Enslaved: Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation" — will provide the lunch keynote address.