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Submitted 08-16-2016 under OPINION
Numbers do not display the emotional costs of racial disparity. On August 26, 2016, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will create space for people to share their stories, vocalize their pain but most importantly a space that encourages people to listen.
Submitted 07-19-2016 under OPINION
An opinion on the 'Am I Next? 4Unity' rally held at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
Submitted 07-14-2016 under OPINION
I pen this for my people of color whose pain is more often than not erased by indifference. I pen this for every black body that carries the pain of existence on their shoulders – our lives should matter and this is me penning the pain that says “it feels like ours don’t.”
Submitted 07-13-2016 under OPINION
Last Friday, Black Lives Matter GR collaborated with local community members and activsts to create a healing space for Black folks struggling and surviving in the midst of violence.
Submitted 07-11-2016 under OPINION
Nick Hartman, UICA Film Coordinator reviews the story of three childhood friends who set out to create a tribute to their favorite film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Submitted 07-01-2016 under OPINION
Practical tips on how to influence education policy and become a Teacher Leader to improve education for all students.
Submitted 06-30-2016 under OPINION
Thanks to all who attended Meet the Editor at Brewery Vivant on June 23. I'm adding it to the list of Grand Rapids' experiences I've had so far.
Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION
I Believe in Julio blasts off with local and national artists in collaboration creation of debut music video
The Westside cherishes its rich heritage, whether Hispanic, Polish, Dutch, African-American, Lithuanian or German. Beyond the business corridors, breweries, market rate apartments and luxury condos opening, do we see the repercussions that "revitalization" is having on our neighbors?
Submitted 06-14-2016 under OPINION
The UICA is proud to partner with The Rapidian on a new monthly column to keep you up-to-date about the films we're bringing to our community. This month, Nick Hartman, UICA Film Coordinator reviews "The Lobster."
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