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In age of Trump candidacy, understanding racism is crucial

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On October 18, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host the first part of a new series we have launched called Building Blocks centered on understanding the fundamentals of racism.


Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, former student body president at Howard University, visited Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Monday, September 26 and delivered a powerful speech entitled “The Power of Student Voices” that addressed social justice and policing in America.


Fourth annual bilingual college fair bridges gap between Latino families and college

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan hosts fourth annual Bilingual College Fair to connect students and their families with over 25 local colleges and community organizations.


Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

A new way of addressing poverty that involves personal experience and a call to action.


Open letter to Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent from equity leaders, parents and alumni

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

In response to students from Forest Hills Central bringing a Betsy Ross flag and Trump political banner to a football game at Houseman Field against Ottawa Hills, many parents and leaders are calling for educational institutions to provide more critical thinking around issues of systemic racism.


Partners for a Racism-Free Community to host historical foundations of racism event

Submitted 09-15-2016 under NEWS

Dr. Vanessa Holden of MSU will talk about early events that shaped the evolution of racism in America. Community members can also take part in PRFC's Race Reads series and #RacisminGR Community Conversations.


Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) calls for teen leaders to help eliminate violence in our community

Submitted 09-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

YLAV mentors and youth discuss violence prevention and encourage other teens to get involved in this latest segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase.


GVSU explores being a good neighbor on the Westside

Submitted 09-08-2016 under NEWS

A recap of the Good Neighbors orientation event, hosted by Grand Valley State University, that took place in downtown Grand Rapids.


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

There is value in critically assessing the way crucial narratives are told and how these narratives impact the societies in which they circulate.