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Trade expert addresses rhetoric vs. reality of global trade, U.S. jobs.

Submitted 03-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 20, at Aquinas College, Jeremy Haft discusses “Is it all Politics? Trade and U.S. Jobs". Haft is an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. He is the author of "All the Tea in China", a primer on how to do business in China.


City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Grand Rapids can apply for the first season of funds in amounts from $200 to $2,500 now through March 30, 2017.


Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

Understanding my Puerto Rican history allows me to see what I want for the future of my children, the history I want them to grow up in. They know that standing up for family unity, no matter where you come from or look like, is necessary.


Former Ambassador to discuss role of U.S. in Afghanistan at Aquinas College

Submitted 03-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Former US Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann talks about the way forward after sixteen years of US engagement in Afghanistan.


Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Union's refugee and immigrant students volunteer at Feeding America West Michigan's Mobile Food Pantries each month.


Workshop by GVSU United Students Against Sweatshops chapter questions hedge funds, university spending

Submitted 02-27-2017 under NEWS

University USAS chapter hosted a workshop to encourage students to use their power to create change.


Dr. Arthur Brooks misses mark in speech on poor feeling 'needed' versus eliminating poverty

Submitted 02-22-2017 under OPINION

Colleagues from EquityPAC attended the Evening at Acton which featured Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. and President of the American Enterprise Institute. The event was on Bringing America Together: Restoring Optimism, Unity, and Opportunity.


Homes for All represents residents in gentrification crisis at GR City Commission Meeting

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NEWS

Homes For All, a collective of city residents affected by recent changes in Grand Rapids, spoke to the commissioners about the housing crisis and gentrification.


Community advocate faces Grand Rapids' housing crisis, gentrification

Submitted 02-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After having to leave her lifelong neighborhood, LaDonna Norman is fighting for families losing their homes to gentrification.


What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

A local business owner reflects on Grand Rapids' joining the movement in solidarity for Human Rights.