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Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse

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'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

After spending months working with Kiel, our Resource Coordinator, Chuck was able to receive keys to his very own apartment.

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Citizens speak out on public trust in law enforcement, ask for trust in return

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Citizens gathered at LINC gallery to tell the State of Michigan what it would take to strengthen public trust and confidence in the police. One response: "Trust me."

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Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.

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New web show holds first live taping event

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday at Long Road Distillers.

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Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

Understanding my Puerto Rican history allows me to see what I want for the future of my children, the history I want them to grow up in. They know that standing up for family unity, no matter where you come from or look like, is necessary.

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

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

A local business owner reflects on Grand Rapids' joining the movement in solidarity for Human Rights.

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¿Qué aprendimos sobre "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Una empresaria Latina reflexiona acerca de la participacion de Grand Rapids en el movimiento nacional para defender los Derechos Humanos.

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Learn to support local refugees at "Do Good Well" event

Submitted 02-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, February 20th, the Refugee Education Center is hosting an education event at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids from 6-8 p.m.

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Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

Community photos from the "Protest for immigrants, refugees and human rights" which took place at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport on January 29, 2017.

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