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West Michigan

Problem by any other name:"Growth," racism in Grand Rapids

by (Briana)

Submitted 09-08-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids, we gotta talk. As a local activist and organizer, in the past year and a half alone I have organized or helped organize three demonstrations to show solidarity against and bring visibility to racialized police brutality and violence...

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Catalyst Radio: Land stewardship network offering educational opportunities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-01-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The West MI Cluster of the Stewardship Network is a group of more than two dozen organizations taking a regional approach to protecting the area’s...

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Put UP or SHUT UP -Kalamazoo's premier Open Mic!!!

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 05-18-2014 under

2804 W. Michigan! "The Mix" Every Tuesday! 21+ FREE 18+ 3$ with a FREE Redbull, or Soda with unlimited refills. The best, and most unique open mic you will find in Kalamazoo, Mi! We do this every week, and it is 100% about comminity! So, if you know...

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NPO Showcase: West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW The latest segment of NPO Showcase features the West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus, a nonprofit chorus organization composed of both gay and straight men and women that perform throughout West Michigan. The West Michigan Gay Men's...

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Curating vacancy

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

The vacant space at 8 Jefferson Ave SE will be brought to life the night of April 11 with a variety of artworks for the exhibition, Rooted. This space joins many others in celebrating the fifth year of Art.Downtown. The walls of the space will be...

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Story Matters: Rachel Bartels explains Hello West Michigan, what she loves about the area

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Joan Wolfe: The Legacy of WMEAC's Founder

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

Anyone who has visited the page for WMEAC’s Annual Meeting (and if you haven’t, you should) has seen a woman in a black-and-white picture as part of the event’s flier. The picture is of Joan Wolfe, who founded WMEAC back in 1968 on...

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Introductory Workshop to Centering Prayer

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering two opportunities for you to learn about, and experience, contemplative prayer. The sessions will be led by Molly Keating and Reverend David Muyskens of Contemplative Outreach of West Michigan (click on their...

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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

The Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) continues its community education partnership with Sibley Elementary as part of Grand Rapids Public Schools' (GRPS) Transformation Plan.  On May 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Millennium...

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