The Sunday Series in the Mary Jane Stryker Theater features lectures every second and fourth Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. This year, we're mixing it up with topics ranging from rocks to Valentines, alternative energy to social issues of the past and present. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and are always FREE!
Inscribed Lineage, a Talk by Dr. Michelle Johnson
January 14, 2018
Dr. Michelle Johnson explores the New England origins of North America’s uncomfortable histories that sought, and sometimes succeeded in, circumscribing people of color, women, laborers, and land. In her lecture Inscribed Lineage, Dr. Johnson explores American genealogies and traces her interconnected histories in Michigan, as well as locations in the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern US and Ontario, Canada. Through lenses of space, place, and liberatory scholarship, Johnson follows lines of her family and finds instructive lessons in American Studies that reposition critical social issues from 1617 to the present.
Ellie Presents! The Rich and Romantic History of Valentines
January 28, 2018
Who was St. Valentine really? How did sending paper Valentines to loved ones catch on in so many places? These and other questions will be answered in this fun and informative presentation by Ellie.
February 11, 2018
The Kalamazoo River Watershed Council and Common Ground - Kalamazoo Community Garden Nextwork will be here to discuss community resources for your sustainable gardening projects. Participants will be eligible to enter a drawing for plants and supplies.
Passacaglia: Discovering Patterns in Life and Music
February 25, 2018
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Violist Grace Byrd explores the cycle of inspiration between life and music through the musical form called "Passacaglia."
Solar Gardens/Solar Energy
March 11, 2018
Dr. Brad Bazuin of Western Michigan University will be our guest speaker
Climate Change, Impacts, and Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region
March 25, 2018
Laura Briley, climatologist with the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, will speak about GLISA's work.
Amateur (Ham) Radio
April 8, 2018
John Tucker of the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club will be our guest speaker
April 22, 2018
Shawn Bueshaber of Western Michigan University will be our guest speaker