Auburn Hills: Anatomy of shielding

by (kylenlim)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The story of Auburn Hills is a story of triumph - where in the face of fear and unfamiliarity, our community saw the creation of a new space, an integrated space. This series documents this important piece of our city’s history, and includes...

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Inclusion: Moving our community from diversity to being "upstanders"

by (Grand Rapids Co...)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Not quite since our founding, but for the last few decades, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) has been working on helping our community be more diverse and racially equitable. Our grantmaking has long been focused on helping underserved and/...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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Auburn Hills: Creating new spaces

by (kylenlim)

Submitted 02-19-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Not many people in Grand Rapids know the story of Auburn Hills: the story of how four African American families envisioned a neighborhood where any person, regardless of their race, could live. This is a story of triumph- where in the face of fear...

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Cosplay at Grand Rapids Comic Con explores media's final frontier: diversity

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under OPINION

Comic Cons are a haven for lovers of all things comic book, sci-fi or TV related. They’re places where niche aficionados, shy crafters, obsessive and just plain weird people of all ages, sizes and creeds assemble for a weekend to just…...

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City officials monitor growth trends, watch for indicators of gentrification

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is one of the few economies in Michigan to be making a rebound. In recent years there has been a lot of high end construction in the downtown area. There are now all kinds of restaurants, shops and businesses that cater to high end...

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Tuesday Tabletalk: Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood invites you to participate in an interfaith dialogue on May 20 at Tuesday Tabletalk. Participants dine at round tables comprised of persons from varying faith traditions. The evening will include a brief...

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Catalyst Radio: Our Kitchen Table teaching gardening for food security

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-28-2014 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 visit with Lisa Oliver King of the environmental justice and food security nonprofit Our Kitchen Table. Beginning...

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Coming to DCM Feb 18: The Family of Abraham: Ancestors in Faith

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 02-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood  invites you to come out on the evening of Tuesday, February 18, to celebrate ecumenical and interfaith studies and dialogue.  This two-hour event begins with a brief presentation by each of the four panelists...

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Community responds to lack of diversity in recent GRPD hiring

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

To the City of Grand Rapids, For the past five years our organization has been dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the Grand Rapids City Administration, several neighborhood leaders, the business community and many organizations...

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