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2015 Fall Lakeshore Schools

Conferences Overview

Nearly 250 students from 12 Lakeshore middle schools and 9 Lakeshore high schools gathered at Hope College on October 5th & 6th, respectively. This year marked the 20th annual fall conference for middle school students and the 9th spring conference for high school students.

At the conferences, students joined in small group dialogue session to talk about race issues, engaged in games, activities and a presentation by Kwame James. Students also explored aspects of history, the arts, and race.

Special Thanks

Many gracious thanks to:

Conference host: Hope College

Keynote: Kwame James

Introduction: Richard Ray – Provost

Participating Schools: Zeeland, White Pines, West, Muskegon, Mona Shores, Lakeshore, Jefferson, Holland East, Harbor Lights Mac Bay, Fruitport, Eagle Crest, Black River, West Ottawa, West MI Christian, Spring Lake, South Haven, Muskegon, Holland Christian, Hamilton, Grand Haven High & Grand Haven Central.

Student Feedback

"Racism is real”

“I learned that we are all biased.”

“We need to talk about race more often.”

“It is not cool that people think racism is gone – still here.”

“Wish I could hang out with peeps from Calling All Colors more.”

“We are all different – we need to know that, let’s talk about it.”

“Great place to be.”