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Equity issues: Entrepreneur Adriane Johnson speaks out

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-10-2017 under OPINION

Part 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I continue the conversation in...

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Urban Roots looks to dig deeper than soil, investigate inequities, land use

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-01-2016 under NEWS

Urban Roots is an urban agriculture organization that sits among the houses in the Madison neighborhood in the city of Grand Rapids. They grow fresh vegetables on their community farm at 1316 Madison and have a farm stand on Thursdays. And according...

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In age of Trump candidacy, understanding racism is crucial

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On October 18, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host the first part of a new series we have launched called Building Blocks centered on understanding the fundamentals of racism. In our particular line of work, we know addressing racism...

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Celebrating Loving Day in Grand Rapids and its legacy in justice

by (balexander)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ever since I can remember I have been hopelessly in love with love. I would regularly consume the Disney fairytales as a child where men were always coming to the princess’s rescue. I had this addiction to the anime series "Sailor Moon,...

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State of the State: Public Act 4 Must Go

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-24-2016 under OPINION

I’m parched – but it’s not because I’m living in a place like Flint where I must pay for polluted water while also purchasing clean water for consumption – it’s because I read the Governor’s State of the...

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ACLU to bring conversation on police practices to Wealthy Theatre

by (ACLU of Michiga...)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

On October 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Western Branch of the Michigan ACLU, along with our friends and partners in the fight for justice, is hosting an event at the Wealthy Theatre, titled “Avoiding the next Ferguson: A discussion on policing and community...

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

by (Kyd Kane)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Black Lives Matter hosted its first international retreat on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit, Mich on June 18, during the Allied Media Conference. Twenty-six chapters, including Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids (BLM GR), were in...

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Church of the Servant to host simulcast of The Justice Conference

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Justice-seekers in West Michigan are invited to attend The Justice Conference simulcast at Church of the Servant Saturday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Admission includes lunch provided by LINC. Hosted...

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Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-16-2015 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 explore an upcoming social justice program being offered by the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State...

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Justice: Bryan Stevenson calls for new metric

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Bryan Stevenson is "America's young Nelson Mandela," says Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu on the back cover of Stevenson's bestselling book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. On January 9, at the Calvin College January...

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