Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Gunst Heffner (with David Warners and Michael Ryskamp) Lake Michigan is an important contributor to the health of the Great Lakes region, the largest fresh water resource in the world. The Grand River and its many tributaries are...

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Con Artist Crew brings activism, visionaries to art scene

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Vivid black and white painted walls greet me as I enter the Con Artist Crew gallery space one afternoon. Despite the distraction of noisy traffic outside and the loud, color-rich art that adorn the walls, the soft-spoken voices of Magdalene Law and...

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Activists perform in That Takes Ovaries! this weekend

by (GVSU Womens Center)

Submitted 03-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

Eighty Grand Valley State University students, faculty, staff and community members are involved with the GVSU Women’s Center second annual performance of "That Takes Ovaries! Bold Women, Brazen Acts." Taking place this Friday,...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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OGR 2012: Mandi Creveling's happy accident

by (marybrown)

Submitted 03-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Occupy Grand Rapids movement that began in October of 2011 has many different faces and stories. One of those faces is Mandi Creveling, a 24 year old GRCC student who has been with the movement since the beginning, although she sort of happened...

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Transgender Visibility Campaign taking place in West Michigan

by (transgendercollab)

Submitted 03-20-2012 under NONPROFITS

As the world prepares to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, 2012, the Transgender Education Collaboration is proud to be in the midst of the Transgender Visibility Campaign. The ‘Campaign’ began on March 1st and runs...

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OGR 2012: A brief history of Occupy Grand Rapids

by (samuelkane)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under OPINION

The first few months of Occupy Wall Street saw a storm of media coverage, and the many offshoot groups to follow sparked no less controversy. While some saw the movement as representing a much needed change, still others felt that various...

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David Cobb of Move to Amend visits Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-07-2012 under OPINION

On Thursday January 12, Fountain Street Church will host David Cobb of Move to Amend as the next event in the Duncan Littlefair Great Speaker Series. Local representatives of Move to Amend and Occupy Grand Rapids are co-hosting the event, focused on...

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Grand Rapidians asked to pressure Senator Stabenow to support fair farm rules

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under NEWS

Fulton Street Farmer's Market was the backdrop for the local kickoff of a Day of Action for the Fair Farm Bill Campaign.  Food & Water Watch is asking consumers across Michigan to call Senator Stabenow’s office and urge her to...

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Moral Ground 2010: Resisting the Dominant Culture

by (trevorlawson)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Progressive environmentalists are often opposed to resistance or have trouble accepting it. They think it can’t work. But how can you say that the movement for women’s suffrage and civil rights movements weren’t successful?”~ Max Lockwood,...

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