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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."

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Marcelo Lehninger's 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids Symphony includes tour to New York City's Carnegie Hall with pianist Nelson Freire

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Violinist Sarah Chang, two Harry Potter movies, Ravel's Bolero, movie music of John Williams and much more are part of Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 concert season

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss talks about first year as mayor, implementing sustainable practices

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Environmental sustainability remains a top priority in Bliss' role as Mayor. It is one of the four legs of her strategic plan: social impact, economic impact, environmental impact and the most recent addition, governance—the concept of government reacting directly to the needs of the community.

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Taste of Soul Sunday to celebrate African American history, culture

Submitted 02-14-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Taste of Soul Sunday will be held this Sunday, February 19 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s downtown Main Branch.

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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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"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Brewing Company hosted a training by Michigan United on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 addressing the rights of immigrant families.

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Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater presents the 5th annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival. A collaboration of artists alike, joining in the intimate space of Dog Story’s black box theater. Stephen Douglas Wright sat down with The Rapidian to talk about his experience with the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday, February 7, The Rapidian hosted the first of a two part community journalism workshop series at the Grand Rapids Public Library. The second workshop is February 21 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm for free with lunch included.

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Civic Theatre to host immigration panel at Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

To keep our community engaged, Civic Theatre has partnered with the Grand Rapids Public Library and area experts to engage in community conversation on immigration on February 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

A set of parents gather together to calmly discuss their sons unruly behavior at the playground. Uproarious havoc ensues when the parents become inherently childlike throughout their intended civil discussion.

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