The Rapidian

Activism

Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This month, Grand Rapids area students Maeve Wilbourn and Aliya Hall had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to attend the International Congress of Youth Voices as student delegates. The young women were attending as representatives of Grand...

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How can we celebrate the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. King drew inspiration from both his Christian faith and the nonviolent philosophy of Hindu activist Mahatma Gandhi....

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A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world. In that spirit, I'm writing to offer some insight into the proposed changes to the FCC rules regarding...

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

by (Taylor Fussman)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Throughout the history of Grand Valley State University, students have engaged in the constantly changing political and social climate in the world surrounding them. Students today have the opportunity to learn about these past events by visiting...

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

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 Representative Justin Amash hosted a town hall meeting for constituents of the Third Congressional District. Constiuents packed the auditorium at City Middle High School which can hold almost 600 people. Even though...

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Is your love strong enough?

by (Briana)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under OPINION

“Justice is what love looks like in public”-Dr. Cornel West "Love implies anger; a man who is angered by nothing, loves nothing." -Anonymous. On Tuesday night, White supremacy reared its ugly face but powerful hand and elected...

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'Unity before justice is insulting'

by (Siangani)

Submitted 07-19-2016 under OPINION

The idyllic portrayal of a nation in racial unity is one of America's most pervasive mythos. But when exactly was America united racially? From slavery, to Jim Crow and segregation in the Reconstruction Era, to the current age of mass...

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Leadership for Life Day Camp

by (grrtl)

Submitted 07-13-2016 under

Are you the world’s next prolife hero? Come and find out at the second annual Leadership for Life Day Camp sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life.  This full day of action-packed prolife leadership training for teens will take place on...

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Black healing matters

by (Briana)

Submitted 07-13-2016 under OPINION

This past week has not been easy to say the least. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have once again galvanized the country to speak out, to activate, to demonstrate, to say "Enough is enough." Black lives matter, Black...

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