Trump visits Grand Rapids touting anti-immigration rhetoric, protesters say he is 'weaponizing tragedy'

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 04-02-2024 under NEWS

Conflicting voices clashed at the intersection of Lyon Street and Monroe Avenue Tuesday afternoon in anticipation and tension surrounding former President Donald Trump's scheduled appearance at DeVos Place Convention Center. Proponents of Trump...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-01-2022 under NEWS

Together West Michigan Rallies the City for Change On Thursday, June 30, hundreds of people marched to, and gathered within, Westminster Presbyterian Church -- hoping to bring significant change to Grand Rapids and amplify the community's voice. The...

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Concert Benefit for GR Rapid Response to ICE showcases Hamell on Trial, Cabildo, and more

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 07-16-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Whether your musical tastes lie with hip hop, funk, Latin folk rock or acoustic punk, Tony Jacobs is sure you'll find something to love this Thursday, July 18, at The Golden Age (upstairs at Creston Brewery 1504 Plainfield NE, elevator...

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How local agencies gave woman confidence to achieve her goals

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Today, Anna Cater is a hospital billing professional at Spectrum Health. Getting there required her to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers – and, even more importantly, to develop confidence in herself. Cater grew up in the Philippines....

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In board chair's absence, public allowed back into Kent County board chambers

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-12-2018 under NEWS

The public was allowed into the Kent County chambers again on Thursday, October 12, 2018 for the monthly Board of Commission meeting. It was the quarterly evening meeting held at 6 p.m., instead of the usual 8:30 a.m. Board Chair, Commissioner Jim...

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Photo gallery: Cosecha GR walks to Lansing for immigrant rights

by (jproth1)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NEWS

Over forty people with Movimiento Cosecha GR left Grand Rapids on Friday, October 5, 2018 and made a historic sixty-five mile march advocating for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. The walkers also included members from the Bronson...

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Meeting with Kent County officials ends with Movimiento Cosecha GR members walking out

by (jproth1)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Members of Movimiento Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE met with representatives from Kent County on Monday, August 6, 2018 to discuss ending the County's contract with ICE. The meeting, facilitated by Assistant County Administrator...

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Photo Gallery: Movimiento Cosecha GR protests Kent County contract with ICE at commission meeting

by (jproth1)

Submitted 07-30-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.) Read...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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Protesters against ICE take over Kent County commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-28-2018 under NEWS

Over 120 people gathered at 8 a.m. at Calder Plaza to call for Kent County to end its contract with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Kent County currently contracts with ICE for $85 a day to detain suspected undocumented immigrants in...

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