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2015 Spring Kent County Schools

Conferences Overview

Over 105 students from 7 Kent County high schools gathered at Calvin College on April 29th. This year marked 19 years of the Calling All Colors Program.

At the conferences, students joined in small group dialogue sessions to talk about race issues, engaged in games, activities and a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Stewart. Additionally, each school group shared a presentation on their school's Action Plan. The Action Plans are strategies students designed and implemented over the school year to increase racial equity in their school. 

Special Thanks

Many gracious thanks to:

Conference host: Calvin College 

Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Stewart – Professor of Sociology – GVSU

Participating Schools: Wyoming, Union, Thornapple Kellogg, Northview, Kent Career Tech Center, Comstock, and City High

Student Feedback

"There were so many cool people.”

“I learned that race is not real but made up.”

“Wish I could be in places with different people all the time.”

“Race is complex.”

“We all need to talk about race.”

“Calling All Colors is a cool place to be.”

“There were lots of new people from so many different places and races.”