Photos: Race & Ethnicity Conference Speaker Gordon Olson

Gordon Olson at GRCC's 2010 Race and Ethnicity Conference

The Race and Ethnicity Conference put on by the Social Science Department as part of GRCC’s Black History Month activities continued last night with a lecture by Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian Emeritus and GRCC Instructor.  Olson spoke to a packed auditorium on the topic of  “Fellow Immigrants: Ethnicity, Race, and the Peopling of Grand Rapids.”

Gordon Olson at GRCC's 2010 Race and Ethnicity Conference

More lectures are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday including topics like “A Glimpse of the Cold War on the Other Side: Reflections on Growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, China, and Vietnam,”  “The Economics of Anti-Discrimination Law,” and “Race, Race Relations, and Racism: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum.  ”For an updated slideshow of photos from the lectures, click here.

Gordon Olson at GRCC's 2010 Race and Ethnicity Conference