College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

From Civil Rights in Detroit to ObamaCare

Date: September 27, 2012

 Even if you aren't registered for the Great Lakes History Confernece, you can see two presentations for free--

"Born in Revolution": History, Gender and the Power of Conflict

 Where else can you see previews of a new documentary about the 97-year old Detroit-based activist/philosopher Grace Lee Boggs by its award-winning filmmaker and a keynote on the history of healthcare reform in the US by its leading historian all in one weekend? Join us for this year's Great Lakes History Conference, October 12th and 13th, Eberhard Center, Pew Campus, Grand Valley State University.

Friday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.. Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor, Pew Campus

This event is free and open to the public.

Director Grace Lee will present highlights from “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs." The biographical work-in-process film explores the life and work of centenarian Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit activist and feminist.


Saturday, October 13th, 12:30-1:45, Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor, Pew Campus

If you would like to attend this keynote and/or panels, please contact Gretchen Galbraith at  so that we may put you on our special guest list.

Dr. Beatrix Hoffman (Northern Illinois University) will speak about her forthcoming book, Health Care for Some, that investigates the history of health care in the United States in a talk entitled "Health Care for All! Women, Activism, and the Human Right to Health".

The link to the 2012 Conference program can be found  at

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