The Rapidian

disability

Advancing mobility one walk at a time

by (tbalx)

Submitted 12-05-2014 under OPINION

An Accessibility Walk organized in late September by Chris Smit, Director of the disART Festival, is just one of the preparations for the upcoming disART Festival being held in Grand Rapids during April of 2015. The majority of any city’s...

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Public responds to discussion of art, disability

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Saturday night's Critical Discourse panel- Chris Smit, Neil Marcus and Petra Kuppers- discussed disability and art and their roles and voices in society, and involved the audience in a participatory engagement with the realities of...

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Disability is not a struggle: Panel discusses intersections between art, disability, bodies

by (tbalx)

Submitted 10-05-2014 under OPINION

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage’ in the face of adversity. Disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live.” -Neil Marcus   Ingenious conveys a mild description for the three presenters of last night...

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Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse features Chris Smit of DisArt on Saturday

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW We spend this show with Dr. Christopher Smit of DisArt, one of the internationally-recognized experts leading the Critical Discourse conversations that...

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Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

by (peoplewd)

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County (DAKC), Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit, the local transit advocacy team, are excited to share new videos of lively, poignant, and comic reflections on The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line debut in...

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Story Matters: Dave and Lori Hastings explain caregiving, helping others

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Trudy Brenner knows son can do what he sets his mind to do

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Robin Snyder appreciates accessibility in Grand Rapids

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Ready For Life Horizons makes impact in community

by (mmm25)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Saturday, Dec. 3, Ready For Life’s Horizons program hosted a Christmas party in conjunction with Calvin residence hall Beets Veenstra. It’s a tradition that has been going on for quite some time, and a tradition that both Calvin students...

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Dreams and Wings touches down, soars in Grand Rapids

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NEWS

Jack Lewis had always been adventurous. As a teen growing up on a farm, he rode horses bareback. As a young man, he drove race cars.  Then the accident happened. In 1981 Lewis, then 37, was working under his jacked-up pickup truck. The truck...

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