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The Women's March on Washington: Where we are a year later

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-02-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last January, more than 400,000 peaceful protesters marched in the streets of Washington D.C. and an estimated five million participated in roughly 600 locations worldwide. The message was simple: “Women’s rights are human rights and...

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LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

by Breannah Alexander (balexander)

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For the longest time, social justice work felt like a calling. I felt compelled to tell my story to further debunk the myth that domestic violence looked the same and that the bruises that once covered my body were because of my own actions and not...

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Return from the Women's March brings new perspectives

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under OPINION

  In the days before the Women’s March on Washington, I started receiving messages from family members and friends expressing concerns for my safety. Those concerns heightened on Friday, when activists became violent, reckless, and...

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Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

  I am not a sore loser. I am not a delicate snowflake. I am not an <insert insulting epithet here>. I am a human being.  And, I am marching because I feel inspired. Inspired to lock arms with thousands of my fellow humans who all...

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War on women rally attendees, organizers, performers discuss motivations, involvement

by Nancy Finney (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under NEWS

On May 24 nearly 400 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids to unite for the “War on Women” rally. This event was held in collaboration with local organizations that seek equality for people in the West...

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Pulitzer prize winner details discrimination against women

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community College kicked off its 17th Diversity Lecture Series last night, welcoming New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to the podium at Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain Street NE). Kristof, who has twice won the Pulitzer...

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