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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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Experience ArtPrize 9 at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Located both indoors and outdoors, this year’s art installations at the Market feature artists hailing from as far away as Paris, China and New Zealand, alongside several artists from Michigan, including Godwin Heights Public Schools students.

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.

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Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Community members are invited to attend the free first fall Community Journalism Workshop from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We Are the Experts of Us" luncheon with keynote speaker Elizabeth White is for anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of retirement. The event will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center.

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We need to understand the challenges first generation students face

Submitted 08-29-2017 under OPINION

While it is inspiring to hear stories of students who overcame challenges to be the first in their family to go to college, for many the struggle does not end with a college acceptance letter. It is important to address the specific challenges that first generation college students face.

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Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

All of this grease and sweat calls an end-of-summer celebration: Beer City Bike Fest, a free bike carnival and music festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at The Spoke Folks from 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.

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On being a first generation college student

Submitted 07-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Diving into the college world without the resources and advice of family who attended can be tricky to navigate but with some advice and storytelling we can help bridge the gap for incoming first-generation students. We will be covering this topic during the month of August.

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Join the Grand Rapids Community Media Center in our summertime activities

Submitted 07-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

WYCE, GRTV, our Education Department, our IT department for non-profits, Wealthy Theatre and The Rapidian are all hosting events this summer to help engage you in making and enjoying media.

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