November 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Sharing Our Stories: Moving from Division to Hope
Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse
301 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
Frustrated with a polarized world, John Noltner drove 40,000 miles across the country interviewing and photographing hundreds of people from all walks of life. His keynote address is a multi-media presentation through which he shares his personal story of following his passion while at the same time revealing the wisdom of everyday people and their stories of hope, transformation, and forgiveness. With portraits and personal stories, ordinary people reveal extraordinary insights into how we can work toward common good and create a world that is more just for all. Noltner’s work is grounded in the belief that art and storytelling have the power to transform our hearts as well as our communities, and that we each have the power to create positive change in the world.