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InterCom Welcomes Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Oct. 10

InterCom Speaker SeriesAs Kalamazoo College begins its 2014-15 academic year, its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership welcomes a an inaugural executive director – Mia Henry – opens a new building, and hosts its first international conference.

InterCom members and guests will have an opportunity to learn more of the back story behind the Arcus Center on Oct. 10 at the association’s monthly speakers’ series luncheon.

InterCom welcomes Henry and K’s Associate Director of Communications Jeff Palmer for our October 10 luncheon, with a reception beginning at 11:30 and a presentation at noon.

Through the Arcus Center, K enjoys a growing reputation within higher education as a source of innovative and provocative programming on an array of social justice issues. Henry and Palmer will provide a brief overview of the Center’s development, programming, and new building; and discuss some of the communication challenges and opportunities associated with this milestone at the College and for the community.

Palmer says they often encounter recurring questions, which he and Henry will address:

  • What is social justice?
  • What is the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership?
  • What’s in it for K students and the Kalamazoo community?
  • What’s up with that new building?!

The luncheon begins at noon at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Anna Whitten Hall, 202 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, 49007. It is free to InterCom members. Guests are asked to pay $10 at the door. Lunch is available for an additional $10, though many people brown bag the event. Learn more at www.InterComKalamazoo.com, “events.”

MLive’s Linda S. Mah did a story on the Center’s official opening on Friday, Sept. 19. See it at: Arcus Center meant to inspire, create social justice leaders at Kalamazoo College.