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Throughout the year, White Lake is proud to host a range of fun and exciting community festivals as well as chamber of commerce events. From seasonal festivals like Pumpkinfest, to arts and culture events like the Free Summer Concert Series at the Montague Band Shell, these occasions bring together visitors, community members, businesses, and more.

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The January Series – FREE 15 day lecture series

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:30 pm, repeating until January 24, 2020

Welcome to the January Series of Calvin University. The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God’s world.

Join us at this FREE 15-day lecture series on the campus of Calvin University or streamed live at The White Lake Community Library on weekdays from January 8–28, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST and bring a sack lunch.

AFTER LIFE: MY JOURNEY FROM INCARCERATION TO FREEDOM

Monday, January 20
Underwritten by: Larry & Mary Gerbens

In 1996 Alice Johnson was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence plus 25-years without parole for her role in a nonviolent federal drug case. This was her first and only conviction ever. After she served twenty-one years, her life sentence was commuted in 2018 by President Donald Trump, with the help of Kim Kardashian West. An ordained minister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Johnson shares her dramatic story of hope, mercy and gratitude while making the public aware of the realities of life behind bars and the importance of the ongoing struggle to end mass incarceration. Her story is a vital reminder of the power of redemption and of the importance of making second chances count.Learn more»

A LITTLE GIRL, AN EARTHQUAKE, AND THE MAKING OF A FAMILY

Tuesday, January 21
Underwritten by: Samaritas and Barnes & Thornburg, LLP 

Author, columnist, radio host, and philanthropist Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books, including the New York Times Bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie, have sold over 39 million copies and have been translated into over 45 languages. While nationally recognized for his sports writing at the Detroit Press, Albom is perhaps best known for the themes of hope and kindness that weave through his books, plays, and films. In his talks and presentations, he brings the same inspiring message of community building, giving, and purpose. He is the founder of 10 charities, nine in Detroit and one in Haiti. His latest book, Finding Chika, marks his return to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade as a memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. It is a book about the making of a family and our responsibility to abandoned children worldwide.Learn more»

UP CLOSE AND VERY PERSONAL: MY 41 YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

Wednesday, January 22
Underwritten by: Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation

Ann Compton is a distinguished and highly respected veteran of the White House press corps. She joined ABC News in 1973 and was the first woman assigned to cover the White House by a television network. From her front seat at the White House for ABC News, Compton covered seven presidents  as well as innumerable life-changing and globe-altering events—from the end of the Cold War to 9/11 to the political dramas that made the daily headlines. With her personal access for over four decades she is well equipped to provide audiences a historical perspective of the presidency and insights into today’s global events and daily headlines.Learn more»

SOLVING AMERICA’S HUNGER CRISIS

Thursday, January 23
Underwritten by: Holland Home

Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, an organization that partners with the United States Department of Agriculture, Texas state agencies, the corporate sector, and thousands of faith and community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies  to alleviate hunger through policy, education, research, and community organizing. A noted advocate for the hungry, he served on the National Commission on Hunger, has spent over two decades ministering to the poor, and frequently speaks on poverty, hunger, community development, and social entrepreneurship. Everett regularly writes for HuffPost and has been featured in PBS documentaries, in newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, and on talk shows.Learn more»

PROGRESS: 10 REASONS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE

Friday, January 24
Underwritten by: GMB Architects + Engineering and Calvin Center for Innovation in Business 

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer, documentary filmmaker, and a native of Sweden. He lectures about entrepreneurship, global trends and globalization around the world. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media, and has a regular column in Sweden’s biggest daily, Metro. The 15 books he has written and the three books he has edited cover a broad range of topics, including global economics, intellectual history, and the science of happiness. Norberg is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. According to the daily news our world seems to be collapsing: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality, hunger. While politicians, journalists and activists from all sides talk about the damage done, Johan Norberg, in his book Progress, offers an illuminating and heartening analysis of just how far we have come in tackling the greatest problems facing humanity. In the face of fear-mongering, darkness and division, the facts are unequivocal: the golden age is now.Learn more»

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue

White Lake Community Library
3900 Whte Lake Dr. Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
Phone:
(231) 894-9531
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