Eric Alva to Speak at 15th Annual Diversity Lecture Series

eric_alvaThe 2009-2010 Diversity Lecture Series at Grand Rapids Community College begins this week, with a lecture on Wednesday night by Eric Alva. Alva is a former Marine who was injured at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the first American to be wounded in the war and the first to receive the Purple Heart.

Today, Alva works with the Human Rights Campaign to challenge the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. He will be speaking on that topic, this Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE, in Grand Rapids. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Warner Norcross & Judd is 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 Mr. Alva at 6:00 p.m., immediately prior to the lecture. If you would like to attend the reception, contact Rodney Martin.