Calvin University January Lecture Series Set for January 8-28

The award-winning Calvin University January lecture series will take place from January 8-28, 2020, at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church’s Liston Hall from 12:30-1:30 p.m. each day. Speakers are live-streamed each weekday from the Michigan campus to 60 sites in the United States and beyond. Experts talk on topics that affect our world today.

This is the 33rd year for this tradition of presenting a free liberal arts education to all for 15 weekdays in January. Topics range from poverty and hunger to immigration, mass incarceration, religious freedom, and more.

Alice Marie Johnson will talk about her journey from incarceration to freedom on January 20. Johnson was convicted of nonviolent drug trafficking and served 21 years in prison. President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. Johnson will talk about hope, mercy, and gratitude while addressing the realities of being behind bars.

Mitch Albom is scheduled to speak on January 21. He is an author, columnist, radio host, philanthropist, and writer. His themes are of hope and kindness, and his new book, Finding Chicka, is the story of a Haitian orphan whose life forever changed Albom’s heart.

Ann Compton will talk about her 41 years in the White House press corps on January 22. Compton covered seven presidents and will present a historical perspective of the presidency and insight into today’s global events.

You can bring a sandwich and join us at Liston Hall to hear the speakers broaden our minds. To arrange for free childcare, call the church office (912-598-0151). For more information about the series, visit

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