• Amy Dickinson to Speak at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series

Amy DickinsonAmy Dickinson will be speaking on “Aging in the 21st Century” at the Grand Rapids Community College Diversity Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE, in Grand Rapids.   Dickinson’s “Ask Amy” column in the Chicago Tribune is syndicated in over 200 newspapers nationwide. She is a regular panelist on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, carried on 400 NPR stations, and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Dickenson’s work focuses on family life and parenting, often drawing from her experiences as a single parent and member of a large extended family. Dickinson is a distant relative of Emily Dickinson; her family has lived in her hometown of Finger Lakes, New York continuously since the revolutionary war. “Life in my hometown was like growing up in Lake Wobegon, only with worse weather and high unemployment.” She continues, “My great grandfather was warden of Sing Sing prison and my great uncle ran off to Europe and joined the circus when he was 40.”

Warner Norcross & Judd is proud to be a continuing sponsor of the Diversity Lectures Series, which is  hosted by the Bob and Aleicia Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College.  As a sponsor, we have several tickets to attend a reception for Ms. Dickinson prior to the lecture.  If you would like to attend, contact Rodney Martin.