Sept. 26: An Evening with the Mackinac Center
In late September, the Mackinac Center welcomed over 120 guests to the Bloomfield Hills Country Club for “An Evening with the Mackinac Center.” The keynote speaker was Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of United Shore and United Wholesale Mortgage. Mark Janus, the plaintiff of Janus v. AFSCME, was the special guest.
Oct. 8: Dr. Paul Kengor at Northwood University
The Mackinac Center was pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Kengor to Midland for a second time. Kengor, a professor of political science at Grove City College, talked about the differences between communism, socialism and democratic socialism. The event was well attended by both Mackinac Center supporters and Northwood University students.
Oct. 17: Are There Better Options for Underperforming Schools?
Another popular October event was an Issues & Ideas forum on better options for students in Michigan’s underperforming schools. Ben DeGrow, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center, was joined by Donald Weatherspoon, an MSU alumnus with years of experience in educational administration, and Kevin Teasley, president and founder of the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation.
Oct. 23: Screening of the Movie “Miss Virginia”
The Mackinac Center hosted an exclusive screening of the new movie “Miss Virginia” on Oct. 23. The movie is based on the true story of Virginia Walden Ford, who fought for the right to provide her child with an education that worked for him — not for the state.
Want to join us?
If you are interested in attending future Mackinac Center events, please visit our events page at Mackinac.org/Events. We’d love to see you!