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Dr. Arthur Brooks misses mark in speech on poor feeling 'needed' versus eliminating poverty

Submitted 02-22-2017 under OPINION

Colleagues from EquityPAC attended the Evening at Acton which featured Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. and President of the American Enterprise Institute. The event was on Bringing America Together: Restoring Optimism, Unity, and Opportunity.


Homes for All represents residents in gentrification crisis at GR City Commission Meeting

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NEWS

Homes For All, a collective of city residents affected by recent changes in Grand Rapids, spoke to the commissioners about the housing crisis and gentrification.


Community advocate faces Grand Rapids' housing crisis, gentrification

Submitted 02-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After having to leave her lifelong neighborhood, LaDonna Norman is fighting for families losing their homes to gentrification.


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.


¿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.


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."


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.


Second Amash town hall at local high school packed, full of debate

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

Video and annotated notes of the town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Justin Amash at City Middle High School on Thursday, February 9, 2017.


"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.


Updated: City Connection: Mayor Bliss, James Hurt to discuss key issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tonight's episode will feature refuse, recycling and snowpiling.