Events 2008 - 2009
Past Events 2005 - 2006
Past Events 2006 - 2007
Events 2007 - 2008
Past Events 2008 - 2009
September 21, 2009
Winants Auditorium, 4pm
The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Missing Links from
Professor Julia Douthwaite from the University of Notre Dame
will deliver a lecture on "The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Missing
Links from Revolutionary France." The paper will address Professor
Douthwaite's recent discovery of a French novel that centers on
a scientist called Frankenstein who create artificial life--published
almost threee decades before MaryShelley's novel.
This event will
be sponsored by the Programs of Women's Studies, the Modern Languages
Department, the English Department, and the Cultural Heritage Program.
Call + Response Documentary Film
Saturday, September 26
Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7am; free admission
Call + Response
The film discusses how human
trafficking is a thriving international industry. It exposes the
injustice and inspires action.
Film is presented by:
710 Chicago Dr.
Holland, MI 49423
Women's Service Day 2009
Tuesday, October 1
8:30am; Hope Church
Women's Service Day began in 2002 when a few women--passionate
about servie their community--volunteered to work on a Habitat
house for a single mother. The group blossomed into a team of 50
women--more than one Habitat House could accommodate. Every year
since, we've organized a day of volunteering specifically for women,
reaching a record 149 participants!
This year, Women's ServiceDay will be on Thursday, October 1. The
day begins at 8:30a.m. with breakfast at Hope Church in Holland,
where you'll be assigned a task for the day. Participting on work crews
and sharing a meal as a gropu are fun ways to meet new people and make
connections. You will start your colunteer assignments around 10a.m.,
working for 4-6 hours and having lunch on your own a a crew. Participants
will be limited to first-registered, first-serviced, and you must
be present at breakfast to get your assignment.
Questions? Email the Women's
Service Day Planning Committee or visit
our blog or Facebook page for more information.
October 8, 2009
Mass Conference Room
Water Ethics in a Time of Climate Change An
by Sara E. Leeland, PhD
Health, survival and environmental concerns have driven human concern
about water for centuries, even millenia. Today humans face a new challenge:
understanding how water will fare in an age of climate change and beginning
early responses to those issues. In this era, we need a new water ethics
that is relevant both to everyday use and global in its concern. This
talk will explore how ecofeminst ethical insights can help us move
toward such new ethic.
October 14, 9pm
Take Back the Night
At 9 PM, we will gather in the
Pine Grove to collect candles.
The march will commence shortly afterwards
and we will visit 9 spots on campus where an incident of violence
has occured. Speakers will offer a few moments of reflection at
Please come and encourage others to share in this important
expression of our opposition to all forms of violence on Hope's campus.
Sponsored by:Women's Issue's Organization
November 30, 4pm
Free and open to the public
This event is cosponsored by the Departments of English, History,
and Political Science and the Program of Women's Studies,
Since the end of the Cold War, Central Africa has been the scene
of one bloody conflict after another. The period from 1996 to 2006
has been called “the Great African War” because it involved
at least seven African nations and claimed millions of lives.
Filip Reyntjens, noted Africanist and Professor of Law and Politics
the University of Antwerp, will discuss his new book, The Great
African War: Congo and Regional Geopolitics, 1996–2006 (Cambridge University
Press), which analyzes the developments in the Democratic Republic
of Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda during this
violent decade. He takes a non-chronological approach that sheds
light on the causes of the war, shows the interrelationships among
local, regional, and international actors, and offers a toolkit for
understanding Central Africa’s past and future.
January 29, 7pm
DeWitt Main Theatre
General admission seating
The departments of English, Religion, and Theatre are sponsoring
a free screening of the film, SEVEN PASSAGES on Friday, January 29
at 7pm in the DeWitt Main Theatre.
Following the film there will be a panel discussion with director/playwright
Stephanie Sandberg; Jean Bahle, an actor in the film and Hope Theatre
Department member; David Myers, Hope Psychology Department; and Steve
Hoogerwerf, Hope Religion Department.
Seven Passages was originally commissioned as a play by Actors’ Theare
in Grand Rapids, written and directed by Stephanie Sandberg and
performed in the fall of 2007. The play has also been produced
locally at Western
Michigan University and Grand Valley State University. In an effort
to extend the reach of the production, a film adaptation of the
work was created by Sandberg and the actors of the original production
which has been screened extensively including at Lambeth, the international
gathering of the Episcopal Church in the summer of 2008.
The text of the play and the film includes the seven biblical passages
that address same-sex relations, and a script drawn from interviews
with 127 Christians in West Michigan.
The Actors Theatre website, http://actorstheatregrandrapids.com/actorsoriginalworks.html
describes the intent of the production, “The goal of Actors'
Theatre's production of Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians
was to get beyond the current rant and impasse of our cultural
climate in the ideological relationship between homosexuality and
By presenting the authentic stories of local gay and lesbian Christians,
Seven Passages moved audiences into the realm of true empathy and
Tickets are not needed for this event. The house will open at 6:30
for general admission seating. The DeWitt Theatre is located in the
DeWitt Cultural Center at 141 E. 12th St., on Columbia Avenue at
February 4, 4pm
The first visitor in the Philosophy Department Speakers Series
is Judy Whipps of the Department of Philosophy at Grand Valley
State University. Her talk is entitled “Philosophy
as Activism: Jane Addams, American Pragmatist.”
Jane Addams (1860-1935), founder of Hull House, is known as a pioneer
in the fields of social work, sociology and peace activism. Her
radical influence on the development of American pragmatist philosophy
now being recovered by pragmatist feminists. Examining her work
illustrates the way that pragmatist and feminist philosophies develop
activism and deep interactive experience with the world. For pragmatists,
truth is not external – it develops in the spaces between
us in our relationships and in our engagement with the problems
Using Addams as a model, this talk will illustrate how activism
Refreshments will be served. Please join us on Thursday to hear
Please share the information about this visit with any faculty
members and students who you think would be interested. I also
hope you will
want to attend and look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
|February 10, 8pm
"CAN I KISS YOU?"
We have a VERY exciting opportunity coming up for the residents
of Hope College. Mike Domitrz is bringing the "CAN I KISS YOU?" program
onto Hope's campus Wednesday February 10th from 8-9:30 in Dimnent
Chapel. We are hoping to pack the chapel like we did five years
ago when he came to campus. His program is funny and engaging,
yet has some important points regarding responsible dating behaviors.
This is are really easy activity for you to do with your students
and I would be very grateful if there was a class incentive (aka
extra credit or a participation grade) when possible. We would
REALLY like to see as many students as possible attend this program.
It is also open to the community so if you have a friend or relative
etc that would be appropriate for this speaker- please bring them
One other thing...first 50 people in the door get a free "Can
I Kiss You?" t-shirt!!!
If you want further information please check out Mike's website at
Can't wait to see you there!!
|March 4, 2010, 7:30pm
|This International Women’s Day, celebrate the movement that’s
changing the world one woman at a time! On Thursday, March 4th at
7:30pm, in honor of International Women’s Day, CARE will present
Half the Sky LIVE in movie theatres nationwide! The showing here
in Holland will take place at the Goodrich Holland 7 on Waverly,
just south of 16th Street.
Inspired by the best-selling book from Pulitzer-prize winning journalists
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky LIVE celebrates
International Women’s Day 2010 with musical performances, celebrity
commentary and the world premiere of “Woineshet,” a powerful
short film directed by Academy Award® Winner Marisa Tomei and
Lisa Leone. Watch the pages of Half the Sky come to life onscreen
as “Woineshet” chronicles the struggles of a poor Ethiopian
woman who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination.
Half the Sky LIVE is much more than a night at the movies. This one-night-only,
interactive event – with appearances by India.Arie; Maria Bello;
Diane Birch; Michael Franti; Dr. Helene Gayle (CARE); Angelique Kidjo;
Nicholas Kristof; Rachel Mayanja (UN); Marisa Tomei; Sarah, Duchess
of York; Sheryl WuDunn and others – will motivate audiences
to participate in the growing movement to empower women and girls
in the fight against global poverty. You will leave the theatre ready
to help women around the world turn oppression into opportunity!
As featured on Oprah, CNN, and Dateline NBC, Half the Sky remains
a New York Times bestseller and a critical favorite across the globe.
Tom Brokaw says, “A passionate and persuasive plea to all of
us to say ‘No More!’” George Clooney states, “It
is impossible to stand by and do nothing.”
|April 15, 7pm
Maas Conference Room
Influences of Media and Society on
Did you know that 32% of college students report dating violence
by a previous partner?
And 21% report dating violence from a current partner?
If you are wondering why the statistics surrounding dating violence
COME TO MAAS CONFERENCE
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th @ 7pm
Through video clips and a panel
discussion we will discover how the media and
societal norms can
contribute to higher instances
of dating violence
April 15, 8pm
Tickets - $10 in advance or $12 at the door
Students and faculty present the annual production
of Eve Ensler's play based on hundreds of interviews with women.
of domestic violence, body image, violence against women and
ultimately women's empowerment.