"No More Stolen Sisters": A March to Remember Those Lost to Violence

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 05-10-2022 under NEWS

The March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People On May 5, 2022, hundreds of people gathered peacefully at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. It was the first anniversary of President Joe Biden declaring the date as Missing and Murdered...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Denavvia Mojet, the Red Project

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne speaks with Dennavia Mojet, Communications Coordinator at LINC Up, board member with Equity PAC and host of "Political Pulse" on 97.3-FM The Beat. Later in the show, Jenny is joined by Story Harris from Grand Rapids Red...

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Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

by (Maggie Puder)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

Diabetes can be a deadly disease that shapes itself into many forms. It can also, however, in the best cases, be a call-to-action. Type One diabetes, which is dubbed “insulin-dependent” diabetes, attacks the body from birth. It develops...

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

by (Annie)

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It is a fact that our world's rainforests are rapidly disappearing due to palm oil production. At this time the largest production comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. However, they are not the only places in danger of palm oil plantations. Palm...

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Talking about mental illness

by (Annie)

Submitted 10-20-2014 under OPINION

In my last article, I wrote about some unfortunate incidents that have been going on in our country between residents and law enforcement officers Mental Health issues; Who do we call? Instead of lives being taken, lives could be saved and people...

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Catalyst Radio: End Bullying, Save Lives convening conversations about local issue

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-13-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the anti-bullying nonprofit effort called End Bullying, Save Lives. President of the organization Sheri...

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Manasseh Project founder urges community to turn discomfort with injustice into action

by (Vossj)

Submitted 02-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cultural change, in my opinion, starts when you change to conversation about the exploited population - language means so much," says Andy Soper, founder of The Manasseh Project.  While concrete statistics of how many people are...

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A Spirituality Workshop for Men

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering this program as part of the Men's Spirituality Initiative that they began  in the fall of 2011 in response to the requests of several men, who expressed a need for opportunities to work on their...

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Hunger Action Week: Poverty simulation shows hunger from inside out

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week 2012 begins not with a lecture or a film but by immersing participants in the daily rigors of life in poverty. “We want people to be a little stressed out by the whole experience,” said Shelly Helmus, Development and...

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