"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

by (Kathleen Underwood)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Wednesday evening, February 8, 2017, Michigan United, a statewide organization committed to participatory democracy at all levels, provided “Know Your Rights” training to more than 40 community members about the rights of immigrant...

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Civic Theatre to host immigration panel at Grand Rapids Public Library

by (GR Civic Theatre)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Grand Rapids Civic Theatre placed "Ragtime the Musical" on its 2016-2017 season line-up they wanted to celebrate the meaning behind the Musical. They wanted to showcase the search for the American Dream by interviewing area immigrants...

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Immigration policy fears cause clinic patients to stay away, cancel insurance

by (ebouwens)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s a busy Tuesday morning at a community health center on Grand Rapids’ southwest side. The hallways are crowded and staff is scurrying in every direction. Spanish is heard everywhere. You might guess by the number of obviously...

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Catalyst Radio: Civil discourse initiative promotes dialogue on immigration, refugees

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NEWS

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jack Mangala, the current Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University. He is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Political Science, and...

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Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

by (crcna)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Imagine believing you were just like everyone else—and then one day discovering that your future would be very different. That’s what happened to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas when he applied for a driver's...

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Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates receives $30K grant from community foundation

by (LIA)

Submitted 04-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area has awarded a $30,000 grant to Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates, a nonprofit immigration legal services provider in Holland that serves surrounding counties. The grant aims to help area immigrants...

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and Kent District Library partner on refugee and immigration series

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, in partnership with the Kent District Library, invites the public to join the conversation on this crucial topic that impacts people within our community and around the world with the "The Comin...

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Local education center works to ease burdens of refugee children


Submitted 03-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Being a kid is tough. Although some may look back at their adolescence with only fond memories, most people I know don’t. For most of us, growing up was- and is- hard. There are so many voices telling you what to do and who to be, you can...

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Rapidian on the street: State of Exception

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

In a back room of the garage at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project, 800 backpacks hang on a large wall, a video screens along the floor in front of them, and various other objects and photographs face the backpacks on the opposite wall. ...

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The Transformation of My Life by Robert Tennie

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 04-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

The transformation of my life is coming to America during the Liberian Civil War. The war changed my life when the rebels entered Monrovia, the capital. There were no safe areas. I had a brother living with me. When the rebels advanced, I told him...

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