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Midland County Historical Society Hosts Symposium as Part of Seeing HERstory

The Midland Center for the Arts is starting dialogue and presenting programs around the role women have played in history, and their achievements that are impacting tomorrow. Connecting these themes with the bi-annual (Be)causes & Effects symposium, the Midland County Historical Society welcomes award-winning author Daisy Hernandez as keynote speaker to share current disparities in today’s culture on Feb. 1 in the Center Lecture Room below the Alden B. Museum of Science & Art.


Hernandez crosses the barriers between race, gender and media representation, with bold insight into these disparities. The former editor of Colorlines Magazine, she has reported for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate, and has written for NPR’s All Things Considered and CodeSwitch. She is also the author of the award-winning memoir “A Cup of Water Under by Bed” and coeditor of “Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.”


“Daisy is an influential speaker, bringing her ideas and experiences from working with a diverse group of people,” said Jacob Huss, Historical Programs and Exhibits Manager. Opening this one day conference will be a panel of Midland visionaries. Attendees will hear from Women Visionary Leaders, the League of Women Voters and the Great Lakes Bay Region Historical Society Curators.


The conference begins at 10 a.m. and finishes with the keynote address at 3 p.m. Individuals looking to register for the event can find more information at or by calling the ticket office at   989-631-8250. Registration for the full day is $20, $15 for members; with registration for only the keynote speaker being $15, $12 for members.

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Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday is the former Director of Communications at Midland Center for the Arts. Telling the stories of artists, innovators and modern day explorers!

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