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New Committee Announced at Alternatives in Motion

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 08-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

As an organization that strives to enhance independence for persons with disabilities, equity is at the center of our work. Because of this, over the past two years, AIM has made efforts and strides to embed a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing camp provides fun, connection for kids

by (ncluley)

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

At Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D&HHS) Kids Camp, the kids come here so that they can have fun, experience things they may not otherwise experience, and learn new ways to communicate, much like all the other summer camps that kids from all over...

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Trolling under rainbow bridge

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 07-31-2017 under OPINION

After writing the article Navigating Through Pride and Prejudice about what it’s like to be black and gay during Pride, I needed to regroup. I had this pit in my stomach and started circling the black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue...

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Elevating Voices: Community Media Center showcases locally produced videos exploring identity, race, disability at Wealthy Theatre

by (George)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Wednesday night, Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) will present a special showcase of video productions created during the Elevating Voices project. Elevating Voices is a multi-year project of GRCMC created to raise the visibility of...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

by (jtl6)

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

When 74-year-old veteran Tony’s power wheelchair wore down and hindered his freedom, he searched everywhere for help covering the $10,000 price of a new one. After exhausting all options from insurance to local services, he discovered...

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"The Drop Box" - Free Film Screening

by (grrtl)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under

Every year, hundreds of babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, but one brave pastor has made it his mission to save them. Pastor Lee built a box that has received over 600 unwanted babies who would have been otherwise abandoned...

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The Arc of Kent County launches The Assurance Plan for individuals with disabilities

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Individuals with disabilities and their families face challenges every day. But what if the individual’s caregiver is no longer around, or available to help ensure that the crucial supports and services are still in place? That’s the...

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New app debuts for DisArt Festival

by (UICA)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

"Access UICA" is about inclusivity. The decision to create a Urban Institure of Contemporary Arts app for DisArt’s centerpiece show, "Art of the Lived Experiment", was born out of research centered around the notion of...

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In Good Company

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It really was a poor place to be giving birth -- that dimly lit and chilly cave meant to shelter animals. The parents, Mary and Joseph, were in a strange town, far from home; they had walked for miles. The entire situation was rather irregular from...

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