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representation

Calling all Mamavists!

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under OPINION

I initially learned of Mothering Justice by way of an introduction facilitated by Civicize Me’s Shannon Garrett and became involved as a Movement Fellow. I see the Movement Fellowship as an opportunity to increase my personal network of women...

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Navigating through pride and prejudice

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

  Some of my gay friends and I see Pride month differently. Very differently. According to them, I get two months: February, for Black History month, and June, for Pride. I should feel honored, right? I have inherited the powerful but not as...

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Series confronts equity issues in West Michigan businesses

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under OPINION

At a roundtable discussion recently facilitated by MiBiz, small business owners raised their concerns about equity issues in West Michigan. As Grand Rapidians head into 2017, how is systemic bias perpetuated, even as our awareness of barriers grows...

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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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GR Forward Together video is not the happy ending

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 07-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

“Very cool;” “Awesome video;” “A true Grand Rapids;” are some of the comments by viewers regarding the “GR Forward Together” video by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. released online on July 11, 2016. I had...

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New Experience GR video misses mark in representing real neighborhood diversity

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 01-22-2016 under OPINION

As a proud resident of Grand Rapids, I'd like to comment on the recent video called "Grand Rapids Destination Neighborhoods" released by Experience GR. Grand Rapids has been a city of opportunity for me and for my family in...

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Community Media Center introduces new leader for media access project

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Community Media Center’s Elevating Voices Project aims to raise the visibility of diverse voices by providing the access, training and tools necessary for individuals to tell their stories, right in the neighborhoods where they live and...

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Catalyst Radio: GRIID issues findings of Normalizing Male Dominance film study

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW A new study examining gender representation in 67 major films from the past year has just been released by Grand Rapids Institute for Information...

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