Thurs, Nov 6, 7 pm: Retired educator Mary Marshall Tucker, a friend of author Harper Lee, presents “Maycomb: My Perspective from across the Fence“: what life was like for a young African American girl in Alabama during the Jim Crow era. Part of The Big Read in Holland. At Nykerk Hall, Hope College (center of campus, east of College Ave).
Sun, Nov 9, 11 am: Potluck brunch and discussion on “race, gender, and other ‘isms’ at work in Holland. and what we can do about them.” Informed by Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and part of The Big Read in Holland. Bring a sweet or savory breakfast food to share; mimosas provided for those over age 21. Some free copies of book are available. At Ambrose, 224 South River.
Tues, Nov 11, 7 pm: 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck. At Knickerbocker Theater, 86 East 8th St.
On Friday, Nov 14, the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony will meet at 7 p.m. at the Center for Women in Transition, 411 Butternut, to talk about the book and all from the community are welcome. The facilitator is Mark Hiskes, who has taught the book often at Holland Christian High School. He says, “As much as possible, I try to shape my classroom to be the kind of place I want the world to be–a community where people can be comfortable and encouraged, accepted for who they were created to be, gracious in their words and actions, challenged to think outside the box and to do good work. After about 30 years of teaching, I can say that I love students even more than I love good books and writing, and that is a lot.”