3/12 – Wheelhouse Talk – Michael Hyacinthe
March 12 – 12:30 PM – A Hauenstein Center event at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, Mi.
Michael Hyacinthe, Fashion Has Heart
The Hauenstein Center is proud to host Michael Hyacinthe, a true New York entrepreneur living in Grand Rapids with several start-up ventures already underway. Top-5 Art Prize contender with Fashion Has Heart, a non-profit organization that provides wounded veterans creative opportunities to become entrepreneurs. Former NYC Yellow Cab driver with eight years of prior military service in the U.S. Navy. Pastimes: spoken word, movies with his wife, and Rap legend, Nas.
3/12 – Let Me Sow Hope – Documentary Showing and Discussion in celebration of
International Women’s Day
March 12 – Screenings at 4:30 PM & 7 PM – Loosemore Auditorium; Reception at 6 PM – Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall
401 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, Mi.
The Hauenstein Center is proud to bring you this event, free and open to the public!
Grand Rapids International Women’s Day Celebration Documentary Showing
“Let Me Sow Hope”
In a Grand Rapids celebration of International Women’s Day, SowHope is teaming up with the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies to bring you “Let Me Sow Hope,” a documentary film exposing the overwhelming challenges and vulnerabilities faced by impoverished women in the developing world and the transformational effect of hope.
Join us Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30pm in GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium for the first screening of “Let Me Sow Hope,” followed by a Q&A session with Mary Dailey Brown, CEO of SowHope. A second screening will begin at 7pm followed by a panel discussion hosted by Mayor George Heartwell. The featured panelists are experts with first-hand knowledge of the realities faced by women in developing countries. A light reception will be held in the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall at 6 PM in between showings.
3/28-29 – The Hidden Wounds of War – A Community Response – PTSD Conference
March 28-29 – Grand Valley State University
401 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI.
The Hauenstein Center is proud to bring you this two day conference with the Michigan Combat PTSD Task Force. Since 2001, more than 2.2 million men and women have served in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. Because of the unique characteristics of these wars, and our advanced medical and scientific knowledge, we have become aware of a significant number of our veterans returning with physical and psychological injuries. Similarly, many of these brave individuals have also suffered spiritual injuries. Many spent their childhoods learning to value and respect human life and property. However, in every war, no matter how just, military service personnel are asked to destroy both life and property. Even though they may understand intellectually why they are fighting, many are left with feelings of guilt and shame. Neurologists and psychotherapists can do little to treat these moral injuries. Instead, the clergy from most spiritual traditions have the rituals and authority to heal these wounds.
Every community has the responsibility of welcoming and supporting our returning veterans. However, medical personnel, social workers, psychologists, and clergy as well as the general public often do not understand the role of each professional. Furthermore, community resources are often unknown, and therefore, are not utilized.
The purpose of this conference is:
- Promote the understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-traumatic Stress Injury/Disorder and Moral Injury.
- Clarify the roles of physicians, social workers, psychologists and clergy in helping returning veterans.
- Identify community resources.
- Establish a solid Community Referral Network to specifically treat combat related TBI, PTSD and Moral Injury.
- Begin a dialogue to identify practical and effective strategies for treating our wounded veterans.
March 28 – 7 PM – Loosemore Auditorium, Grand Valley State University
- Friday keynote given by Dr. Jonathan Shay, Ph. D., M.D., a nationally known psychiatrist, and author of “Achilles in Vietnam”.
March 29 – 8 AM-5 PM – Loosemore Auditorium, Grand Valley State University
Registration for Social Work Continuing Education credits is from 8-8:45 AM. Coffee and tea will be available.
- 9 AM: Chaplain (Colonel) Herman Keizer, U.S. Army (Retired) decorated Vietnam veteran, Director of Chaplains CRCNA, Emeritus and Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D. will speak on Moral Injury. Grand Valley State University School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0004. This program is approved for 3.0 hours.
- 10:45 AM: Panel Discussion – clergy, mental health professionals, medical professionals
- 12-1:30 PM: Lunch on your own
- 1:45-3:15 PM: Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., psychiatrist, retired Brigadier General, and former Commander of the Southeast Regional Army Medical Command, will speak on TBI and PTSD.
- 3:30-4:45 PM: Panel Discussion – community providers, coordinating and establishing a solid network
4/8 – A Celebration of First Lady Rosalynn Carter
April 8 - 12-3:15 PM – A Celebration of First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Please join the Hauenstein Center and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Library & Museum in celebrating First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
“America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship” with First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Your hosts Sue Allen, Deb Hoogendoorn, and Judy Hooker invite you to join us as we commemorate Betty Ford’s 96th birthday by attending “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship” with First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter will be joined on stage by Steve Ford.
Doors open at 11:30 AM, luncheon 12-1:30 PM. Tickets: $35.
JW Marriott, International Ballroom
235 Louis Campau St. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Click here to register for the luncheon. Please RSVP by March 21, 2014.
Please join us as discussions continue at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum following the luncheon.
“Betty Ford’s Legacy in Women’s Health”
When the First Family went public about Betty Ford’s breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, it changed the conversation. Betty’s legacy continues as we talk about that pivotal moment in women’s health and the tremendous advancements in breast cancer treatment realized since then.
Judy Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS – Department Chief, Oncology, Spectrum Health
Thomas Getz, MD – Medical Director, Betty Ford Breast Care Services, Spectrum Health
Gleaves Whitney – Historian, Author, and Director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Click here to register for the panel discussion.
5/13 - American Conversation – Rick Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe
May 13 – 7 PM – Eberhard Center
301 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI.
The Guns Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945
The Hauenstein Center is proud to bring you this American Conversations event featuring Rick Atkinson, a multiple Pulitzer Prizing winning author and journalist.
D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Rick Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. Historic events come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.