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Life in a Refugee Camp: From Bhutan to the United States by Posta Dangel

Submitted 12-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Posta Dangal, born in Bhutan in 1975, was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal in 1990. While in the camp Posta became an advocate for other refugees. In 2011, Posta and her family were resettled in the United States and eight months later moved to Grand Rapids.

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Review of "A Man Called Ove" at UICA

Submitted 12-07-2016 under OPINION

Rolf Lassgard is magnificent in sentimental, appealing film

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops ushers in the most wonderful time of the year

Submitted 12-06-2016 under OPINION

It takes a community to put on the Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops. A community enjoyed the opening shows of the 2016 Holiday Season in West Michigan

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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Co-Executive Directors at Access of West Michigan say that a model of shared leadership "expands the ability and energy of the organization."

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids DAPL Resistance Fellowship

Submitted 12-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Colby Roanhorse from the Grand Rapids DAPL Resistance Fellowship.

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Inline skater joins cyclists on 500 mile journey to raise funds to fight poverty

Submitted 11-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Lone skater, Bruce Sienkowski, in a sea of bikes builds community across sports and over many miles with the Sea to Sea Tour, racking up donations with the aim to end the cycle of poverty.

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

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Grand Rapids Symphony's David Lockington returns to DeVos Hall for marvelous debut as Music Director Laureate

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

David Lockington returned to the Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Series in DeVos Performance Hall for the first time as Music Director Laureate with world premiere by Grand Rapids composer

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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Katie Gordon of Kaufman Interfaith Institute of Grand Valley State University. The organization works to promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan through dialogue and service.

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Response to Mayor Bliss: Real kindness requires justice

Submitted 11-15-2016 under OPINION

Respecting and supporting each other are indeed a necessity -- as is recognizing the context and systems of discrimination that we benefit from and perpetuate. We can go further.

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