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When grown men point loaded weapons at 12-year-old boys, none of us should sleep well at night

Submitted 03-29-2017 under OPINION

If we as a city are to truly fight racism, we must measure the impact, not the intent, of city-sponsored grown men who pointed loaded guns at 12-year-old boys.

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Expert from Washington D.C. to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Submitted 03-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

The presentation on Monday is the final in the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Great Decision Global Discussion Series. The title is Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations.

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Aquinas College spring play opens cast to community members to promote social change

Submitted 03-29-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Randy Wyatt, associate professor of theatre for Aquinas College, discusses the spring 2017 play at Aquinas, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill.

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Blue Star Players specialize in performing new works in intimate settings

Submitted 03-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Blue Star Players, an international performing arts collaborative, specializing in new works performed in intimate and unusual spaces.

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Grand Rapids Maker Faire encourages local makers to sign up to showcase projects

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions.

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GRandJazzFest announces 2017 dates

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Performers will be announced at special event on April 26 as part of International Jazz Day. GRandJazzFest will be held Aug. 19 and 20 in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Trans Day of Visibility enters ninth year of observance

Submitted 03-28-2017 under OPINION

TDoV is an annual holiday celebrated around the globe, dedicated to celebrating the successes and accomplishments of trans and gender non-conforming people, while also raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at KCAD's Helen Miller Kendall Gallery through April 8, 2017.

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Special spring break activities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Activities will take place Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday April 2 and 9, 2017.

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Rising GRPS grad rates 'a community effort'

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

A nearly 50 percent improvement in the graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools students reflects the commitment of community and parents as well as teachers and students, says Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. She is confident the district will surpass state averages in time.

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Kayden Grinwis and Ellie Webster, board members with Grand Rapids Pride Center, about International Transgender Day of Visibility, being celebrated in Grand Rapids March 24-30.

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How far will we go to prioritize equity in Grand Rapids?

Submitted 03-24-2017 under OPINION

In a city with a history of systemic bias, how do we build trust? Trust will be a process, but we as citizens can take our leadership seriously when they say no to money with strings attached in the interest of not leaving anyone behind.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

In this five part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 5.

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

A panel of experts presented findings to city staff, development leaders and community members on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City Hall focusing on one key issue: why equity is an investment.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 4.

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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter is partnering with 3:11 Youth Housing and NAACP on a supportive housing program that helps young men transition out of homelessness.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park embarks on $115 million capital campaign

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, is excited to announce the launch of a $115 million capital campaign titled Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love.

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European Union expert discusses impact of Brexit at Aquinas

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 27, Dr. John McCormick discusses, “The EU: An Uncertain Future” as part of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s Great Decisions Global Discussion Series.

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Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Karla Monterusso

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 3.

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