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Media literacy plays critical role in 2017

Submitted 01-10-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I am a firm believer in the power of stories and media to shape ideas and shift culture. Media literacy is more than a tool for understanding, then, it is a civic duty. Media literacy skills might help us better understand and engage with the community issues and world around us.


A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan presents a 3 part lecture series on Central Europe featuring diplomats who have served in the region. Here, former Croatian diplomat Dr. Jelena Polić highlights her career and the importance of keeping an eye on Central Europe.


Anti-racism organizations host special viewing of Hidden Figures

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A special viewing and discussion of the movie Hidden Figures will be hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice and Celebration! Cinemas this Saturday. Post-viewing discussion led by Partners for a Racism-Free Community.


Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy and more at Grand Rapids Symphony's 'Video Games Live!'

Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Watch video from your favorite video games as the Grand Rapids Pops plays the original soundtrack live in a high-tech, surround-sound show with a rock concert feel


Connection through expression: Building community through art

Submitted 01-03-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

An update on Avenue for the Arts and a look at what’s to come ahead. This Friday, January 6, Avenue for the Arts becomes "South Division Avenue becomes "the ultimate destination to find artwork by local artists, handmade goods, and food and drink specials."


New Year's Eve concert at Wealthy Theatre to celebrate local favorites, host food drive

Submitted 12-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Go Rounds, The Crane Wives, Seth Bernard and Vox Vidorra on Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be a canned food drive for those in need. Refreshments provided by Creston Brewery.


Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States as refugees or immigrants. Bethany Christian Services welcomes these individuals and families and helps them adapt to their new life.


Christmas is in the air at Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel shows

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Cirque de la Symphonie joins the Grand Rapids Pops for the 7th annual collaboration of aerial artistry and holiday music


Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan is striving to help make Michigan more aware of the risks of diabetes.


Stories of hope: Getting to know our neighbors in 2016

Submitted 12-20-2016 under VOICES

This coming year, we remain committed to providing opportunities to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across our community, and we aim to be a beacon of hope in an otherwise discouraging climate of division.