The Rapidian


Catalyst Radio: Interview with Lyonel LaGrone on working towards a local human rights ordinance

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

When you have a local civil rights ordinance, people achieve remedy a lot sooner than if they file a federal complaint. Lyonel LaGrone on the need for a human rights ordinance in Grand Rapids.


Meet your elected officials hosted by Young Leaders Against Violence

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

YLAV invites you to Meet Your Elected Official on September 10 to learn about sexual and domestic violence and listen to State Representatives discuss their stance on sexual and domestic violence.


Residents make their voice heard at Housing NOW! listening sessions

Submitted 08-21-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week, Public Agency at West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) hosted a series of community listening sessions to gather community feedback on four amendments within the Housing NOW! recommendations.


Mexican Consul General coming to West Michigan

Submitted 08-08-2018 under NONPROFITS

Regional Mexican Consul General visits West Michigan to discuss economic opportunities and political transitions for the U.S.'s southern neighbor


City Connection: Mayor Bliss discusses disability access in Grand Rapids

Submitted 08-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

This month's topic is disability access in GR and the DisArt Festival.


Commissioner Womack leads way in signing commitment to discontinue ICE contract in Kent County

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant right group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


Negotiations for white space: Quest to enact robust human rights ordinance in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

To gain true equality in Grand Rapids a new municipal vision of belonging must be imagined. A belonging that allows black and brown bodies to speak into the formation and reconfiguration of policies that actually protect them from illegal discrimination.


Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States.


City Connection: Mayor Bliss joined by Jonathan Peerboom from Next Step West Michigan

Submitted 07-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

The guest for tonight’s show is Jonathan Peerboom from Next Step West Michigan.


Protesters against ICE take over Kent County commission meeting

Submitted 06-28-2018 under NEWS

Over 120 people protested outside at Calder Plaza and at the Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting on June 28, 2018 against Kent County's contract with ICE and the detaining of undocumented immigrants.