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The #StandWithCharlottesville march: How did it go?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 08-15-2017 under OPINION

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 hundreds gathered in Rosa Parks Circle for a solidarity march and peace vigil in support of those fighting the recent white nationalist terrorism in Charlottesville, VA. Wearing black as a symbol of mourning, we took over...

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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AFL-CIO Organizing Institute

by (Kent-Ionia Labo...)

Submitted 06-29-2016 under

The AFL-CIO’s Organizing Institute (OI) will be rolling into west Michigan this summer– and if you’re interested in a job as a professional union organizer, or want to learn how to effectively run an internal organizing campaign at...

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Derrick Hollowell drops a stack of large paper bags onto the floor. He turns toward me and says “We’re going to curate this show together.” The bags are full of paintings and sketches composed by Hollowell during his 10 years of...

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Catalyst Radio: Pekich Park Concert Series to increase community investment

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:49) Among the many neighbors in Heartside, Hugo Claudin, an artist and community organizer, noticed that Pekich Park has become a very active...

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Health care demonstration

by (Mike Saunders)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

August 29, 2009 This Sunday a group of around 250 gathered outside of the Ford Federal Building to support health care reform. The Kent County Democratic Party described the gathering of "Democrats, progressives and independents" as "a counterpoint...

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