January Series

The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Cary.

From Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2019, Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) will be one of more than 50 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series. This will be the last year that Peace will be a remote webcast location.

The January Series features a New York Times best-selling author, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and a costume designer whose been nominated for multiple Oscars and Emmys. The series also welcomes a former president of Ireland, an astronaut, and the whistleblower in the Larry Nassar case. See full lineup of speakers/topics: www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers

“What I love about our audience each year is they come wanting to learn, wanting to be better global citizens. And they are willing to listen to some new ideas and consider them, and then find ways to act on what they’ve heard,” said Kristi Potter, director of the January Series. “And what they can trust the series to deliver are speakers who have really thought through their material and are trying to make the world a better place by what they are studying, what they are doing, what they are researching and talking about.”

Potter says the January Series exists to cultivate deep thinking and conversations around the important issues of the day in an effort to inspire cultural renewal and shape global citizens.

“I want people to be smarter when they leave, to learn something new they didn’t necessarily know before, to gain deeper perspectives,” said Potter. “And we are ultimately gathering to think about how we make the world a more just place and to consider what steps we need to take in that pursuit.”

The January Series lectures will be video streamed live at Peace Presbyterian Church (1777 West Chatham St., Cary, North Carolina 27513) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. The lectures are free and open to the public. Please see the following diagram and follow the on-site signs for parking. The presentations will take place in the Sanctuary.