The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

A Grand Rapids woman joins hundreds traveling more than 650 miles to march on Washington, D.C. Here's why.

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At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

North End Community Ministry relies on volunteers, food donors and local farms to feed its diverse neighborhood.

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Anti-racism organizations host special viewing of Hidden Figures

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

A special viewing and discussion of the movie Hidden Figures will be hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice and Celebration! Cinemas this Saturday. Post-viewing discussion led by Partners for a Racism-Free Community.

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Life in a Refugee Camp: From Bhutan to the United States by Posta Dangal

Submitted 12-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Posta Dangal, born in Bhutan in 1975, was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal in 1990. While in the camp Posta became an advocate for other refugees. In 2011, Posta and her family were resettled in the United States and eight months later moved to Grand Rapids.

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

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Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, November 21, 2016, the 17th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, planned by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, will be at the Central Reformed Church.

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In Season: November 12, 2016

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

A list of locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally produce products available at your local farmers markets.

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Sixteen local children need a forever home

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) will mark National Adoption Awareness Month in November with Images of Adoption, an open house for those who would like to learn about becoming an adoptive parent. The agency will host Images of Adoption at DABSJ located at 805 Leonard, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greg Scott, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director at Kuyper College leads students through poverty simulation exercises to better prepare them for their careers.

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Alternatives in Motion announces endurance award winners

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The AIM High Awards will feature a Paralympic medalist, a new volunteerism award, and a prize auction.

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