The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

GRPS school board debates term limits for officer positions, hears parent concerns

Submitted 05-22-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, May 21, 2018 the Grand Rapids Public Schools held their bimonthly Board of Education meeting. The board also celebrated accomplishments from the 2017-18 school year.


Finding my role in the fight for equity

Submitted 05-22-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kendra Avila, a Grand Rapids resident passionate about equity and social justice shares her experience attending the Urban Core Collective Refuel Road Trip to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and why she strives to build a community of belonging.


Free community panel discussion to focus on gun violence in schools

Submitted 05-15-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

All community members are invited to attend an open discussion on current culture in schools, mental health and the influence of video games, and more topics.


Former U.S. Ambassador to speak on pandemics and other global challenges

Submitted 05-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Former U.S. Ambassador William Garvelink will speak on the three global challenges facing us: pandemics, corruption and failed states.


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.


LINC holds town hall discussing civil rights ordinance proposal

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, more than 50 people attended the town hall discussing discrimination in Grand Rapids in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, and disability.


Contentious GRPS school board meeting over special education, calls to remove superintendent

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NEWS

It was preceded by a protest outside the administration building by special education advocates and ended in shouting and a call to the Grand Rapids Police Department over an alleged altercation between the head of school security, Larry Johnson and leader of the advocate group, Lily Cheng Schulting


The Michigan Truth Tour stops at Calvin College

Submitted 04-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, April 17, Calvin College hosts a guided town hall meeting as part of The Michigan Truth Tour.


Eighth annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival held at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 04-09-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Directors Gustavo Rondon and Catalina Mesa speak on behalf of their films and the festival as a whole, as well as it's crucial importance to the community.


Civil discourse series seeks to cultivate community

Submitted 04-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Three-part civil discourse series will be held at the Wyoming Branch of the Kent District Library on April 10,17 and 24.