Geography and Women’s Studies Professor Speaks Tonight at the Race, Ethnicity, & Identity Conference

Dr. Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s Studies at Northern Illinois University, will be delivering a keynote lecture tonight for GRCC’s annual conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity titled: Linking environmental justice and community empowerment through urban agriculture in Southern/Eastern Africa. Dr. Gallaher, who was awarded the Ph.D. in Geography from Michigan State University, has a record of extensive fieldwork in Kenya and Malawi. The conference is sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department and Grand Rapids Community College, as well as Pearson Education, the International Geographical Honor Society, and the Association of American Geographers. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm this evening in Sneden Hall Room 108 on the DeVos Campus.

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