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GRPS school walkout endorsement hinders, not helps students advocate for gun reform laws

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida has provoked a surge of activism in students across the nation, including we Grand Rapids students who have planned to walkout in solidarity with the other demonstrators across the country on Wednesday, March...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017, May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for new "agents of change"

by (YLAV1617)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence or YLAV is a local youth-led coalition focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to be leaders and take a...

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Grand Rapids, time to get in formation

by (balexander)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under OPINION

After the Superbowl, none of us are talking about a game reminiscent of flag football. We are talking about a video that dropped a day before the game. We are talking about the powerful performance that reinforced that existence of that video. We...

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Annual Abrahamic Dinner at local mosque to encourage interfaith dialogue

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

By Meghan Bogema, Interfaith Intern at Calvin College Have you ever been to one of our local mosques in Grand Rapids? January 21 is the perfect chance to do so. This Thursday, the Niagara Foundation and Kaufman Interfaith Institute are...

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Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 26, local youth-led coalition YLAV (Young Leaders Against Violence) is hosting a Teen Advocacy Conference at the Kent County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth participants will have the opportunity to learn about a...

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Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Safe Haven Ministries has a simple, but monumental goal to End Domestic Violence.  Through supporting victims of domestic violence with shelter...

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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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Increased discussion of violence against women demands increased awareness of community resources

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 05-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

As a result of the recent horrific tragedies, there has been a significant increase in the discussion of the culture of violence against women. However, the reality remains that gendered violence happens every day, and while each of these acts of...

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Mayor answers citizen concerns about violence, other issues on City Connection

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Every month, the mayor is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, intern VanderMolen asked the mayor about efforts on the City's part to deter violence within the city, after hearing of a second...

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