• GRCC Diversity Lecturer to Address Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Our Society

Terri JentzThe 2007-2008 GRCC Diversity Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 12, with a talk by Terri Jentz, a screenwriter living in Los Angeles.   In 1977, Terri Jentz and her roommate pitched a tent in a desert in Oregon.  As they slept, a man in a pick-up truck deliberately ran over their tent. He attacked them with an axe; somehow, they survived.  Despite national news coverage, no one was ever arrested.  Terri ’s critically acclaimed memoir, Strange Piece of Paradise, is a record of her journey from violence to hope, and a look at a culture that glorifies ubiquitous violence, especially against women.  She believes that society is complicit in this violence because of passivity. Terri provides a window of understanding into the experience of how violence changes irrevocably the people it touches.

The lecture will take place at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE, in Grand Rapids and will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Warner Norcross & Judd is proud to be a major sponsor of the Diversity Lecture Series.  If you would like attend a reception for the speaker prior to the lecture (begins at 6:00 p.m.), please contact Rodney Martin for a ticket.