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Local immigrant rights groups hold press conference over ICE detentions

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NEWS

Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE cohost a press conference decrying recent arrests by ICE in the Grand Rapids area and urged community members to attend a march on May 1, 2018.


Seven lessons of commuting to college from home

Submitted 04-25-2018 under OPINION

You don’t have to follow the expected path to create memories or be independent.


Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Anna Geurkink gets moving with the YMCA of Grand Rapids.


Palatte Coffee and Art: A new twist on the classic art gallery

Submitted 04-25-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Palatte Coffee and Art combines the comfort of the coffee house with the wordliness of an art gallery.


Parent leader Tabitha Williams reflects on Lead Education Day 2018

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

Tabitha Williams, a leader in the grassroots organization, Parents for Healthy Homes, shares her experience and insights after meeting with state legislators for Lead Education Day in Lansing last week.


Michigan Ballet Academy to perform Cinderella

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

Students from the Academy will be performing this version of the world’s most beloved story on April 28 and 29, 2018 at the Jenison Center for the Arts.


Immigrant tells the story of their journey with a poem

Submitted 04-24-2018 under VOICES

An immigrant tells of their reason for coming to the U.S. from Guatemala: I stood witness to death: of my dear relative, they write.


Movimiento Cosecha plans people's march and other actions to fight for immigrant justice

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NEWS

From April 28 to May 1, there are several opportunities to join Movimiento Cosecha in the fight for immigrant justice. There will be an event celebrating children, a community meal, an action to support Driver's Licenses for all, and the traditional May Day march.


Support community voices through local journalism, storytelling at The Rapidian

Submitted 04-24-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

You are invited to join us at Celebrating One Another: A Storytelling Event. Join us to uplift the voices of community storytellers and support The Rapidian.


Grand Rapids Symphony conquers Carnegie Hall with exciting evening of music in New York City

Submitted 04-24-2018 under OPINION

New York City's Carnegie Hall saw its first appearance of the Grand Rapids Symphony under Music Director Marcelo Lehninger as well as its first in New York City in nearly 13 years