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Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out 'Symphony with Soul' in DeVos Hall

Submitted 02-23-2017 under OPINION

Five-time Grammy Award winner helps sell out 2,300-seat hall for Grand Rapids Symphony's 16th annual 'Symphony with Soul'

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Building community by supporting our refugee neighbors

Submitted 02-23-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Through textile work, community engagement, and sustainability, Treetops Collective is a valuable resource for refugee women and bridging the gap between refugees and locals to better support each other.

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High academic standards help all students succeed

Submitted 02-23-2017 under OPINION

High academic standards are needed now more than ever.

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Workshop combines "Practicing Inclusivity" principles, conscious relaxation

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Workshop combines Yoga Nidra guided relaxation and dialogue about Practicing so we, as change agents, can create a better world for all.

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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.

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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.

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Poverty simulation asks, "What could we do differently?"

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Professionals from Metro Health participate in a poverty simulation and learn the realities some of their patients live every day.

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Public Museum presents "Great American Eclipse" forum in anticipation of August solar event

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is teaming with eclipse activities media sponsor WZZM-13 to present a “Great American Eclipse” information forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 1 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. The event is free and open to the public.

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Dégagé Ministries aims to transform lives through care, community center

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Transforming lives is not just a catch phrase or a clever slogan; it is simply what we strive to do here at Dégagé.

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Free seminar series jumpstarts food entrepreneurs with advice from industry experts

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In March, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will present its first-ever Recipes for Success series, a three-week program designed for food entrepreneurs. The free educational seminars are aimed at providing industry insight to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.

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Challenging conversations shape local arts community

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan arts community comes together for a day of conversation regarding what it means to be a creative in 2017 on Saturday, February 25 at "Break it Down | Make it Better."

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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.

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Understanding China as a growing world power

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In a public talk, a national security expert focuses on Asia and the role it will play in US foreign policy.

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WYCE honors late Dirk Koning at Jammies XVIII

Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Dirk Koning’s vision for providing media access to everyone has empowered multitudes of people in West Michigan. The intriguing leader of Grand Rapids Community Media Center who passed away 12 years ago was recognized for his vision and integrity at a recent awards event.

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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.

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¿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.

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Dani Vilella, co-editor of the upcoming anthology Grand Rapids Grassroots.

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Nature, mindfulness pair up for a weekend getaway—especially for women

Submitted 02-17-2017 under OPINION

Learn practical techniques to de-compress and find balance in a chaotic world while enjoying delicious food and a beautiful natural environment.

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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.

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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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