The Rapidian

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Con Artist Crew brings activism, visionaries to art scene

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Vivid black and white painted walls greet me as I enter the Con Artist Crew gallery space one afternoon. Despite the distraction of noisy traffic outside and the loud, color-rich art that adorn the walls, the soft-spoken voices of Magdalene Law and...

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Which Way Home

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 05-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Friday evening, May 18th from 6 - 8 p.m., the Grand Rapids Dominican Associates are hosting their final film of the season until they begin again in fall. Free and open to the public, this film will be located in...

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Grand Rapidians celebrate Day of the Dead

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Day of the Dead, despite its somber name, is a big, colorful and fun celebration of life. Each year on November 1 to 2, Mexicans, Mexican Americans and an increasing number of everyone else enjoy remembering loved ones who have died.  Eva...

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Voces exhibition honors the dead and challenges viewers

by (nlautenbach)

Submitted 11-24-2010 under OPINION

Voces ("Voices"),  a solo exhibition by Mandy Cano Villalobos, addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. Femicide is historically defined as the systematic killing of women by men simply because they are women. In Ciudad...

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Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist Barbara Martinez Jitner Speaks at GRCC Diversity Lecture Series

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-17-2010 under NEWS

Barbara Martinez Jitner drew a significant crowd to her lecture on Wednesday night, Oct 20. From the stage of the Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain NE), Jitner shed light on the situation of young female Mexican factory workers that have been...

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Local artist invites you into the living room of an immigrant family

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 06-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mandy Burrow, a local artist and art professor at Calvin College, seeks to foster an exchange between United States natives and immigrants in her current installation, "Americans." "Americans" invites viewers into the recreated living rooms of three...

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Radical Journalist John Ross Speaks in Grand Rapids

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Radical journalist, poet, and activist John Ross spoke at Trinity Church on Lake Drive on Wednesday night. Mr Ross was born in the U.S. but has lived in Mexico City since 1985. He has written extensively about immigration reform, both the Mexican...

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