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We must continue to fight for rights of all immigrants

by Shauna Castro (Scastro329)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

Cosecha is a movement that is working towards dignity, respect and permanent protection for all documented and undocumented immigrants through nonviolent actions to bring awareness that immigrants are vital assets to the United States as well as...

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Our neighbors, our friends, our future: Why I keep marching

by Erica Soto (Erica Soto)

Submitted 05-04-2017 under OPINION

On Monday, May 1st, I had the honor of marching in solidarity for family unity and dignity for our undocumented community. I was humbled to see such a strong presence of love and support in our city. We marched for three hours, and while my legs and...

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Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

by Amy Carpenter (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

On Thursday, April 20, at 12 p.m. I joined a group of immigrants and allies in the Calder Plaza for a peaceful demonstration organized by Movimiento Cosecha GR. Together we marched north to face the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...

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Meet Civic Investor Paola Mendivil: Champion of Grand Rapids, Latina community

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under VOICES

Born and raised in Mexico City, Paola Mendivil came to Tijuana, Baja California when she was 12. She attended high school there before dropping out. At age 17, her family came to Grand Rapids. “My family and I came to Grand Rapids not knowing...

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin began having conversations about the representation of women of color in leadership in the news while they got to know each other as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows. Cohen is the...

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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

by Paola Mendivil (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   I remember it well. People did not show up for work, companies were operating without many employees, students missed school and thousands of businesses didn’t open their...

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Prosperity for some: Noted economist to address disparity in Grand Rapids

by Rebeca Velazquez-Publes (BecaV)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Pastor will be at the Wealthy Theatre on September 24 to discuss his research and the connection between the conditions of racial equity and economy, and what this means for Grand Rapids. Dr. Pastor’s research addresses the current...

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Women under 40 urged to take control of breast health

by Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.   "Early detection saves lives," said Vice...

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