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Local writer battling brain cancer seeks help to write his story with Kickstarter campaign

Submitted 07-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

David Wenzel is asking for funds to help him take eight months to write his memoir, "Thank You, Kung Fu." The Kickstarter campaign ends on July 26, with a goal of raising $40,000.

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Our place, your voices: Power of the people with citizen journalism

Submitted 05-16-2015 under OPINION

I remember discovering citizen journalism in 1969 when I first read a copy of the Chicago Seed. Here in Grand Rapids, it's up to us to keep citizen journalism alive and well with a donation during The Rapidian's fund drive.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Elizabeth Van Arragon explains how fashion can reframe categories of normal, beautiful, powerful

Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Van Arragon, DisArt Exhibitions Coordinator, explains how creating a fashion show with Disabled models came to be a central part of the DisArt Festival- and encapsulates the whole festival in the way it works to center design around the client.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Matthew Pozsgay shares what he's learned designing for children with disabilities

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Matthew Poszgay says he's used to working with women's fashion, and that working on fashion for children with disabilities and considering the user's needs has been a totally different experience.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Nicole Jimenez finds work with Kendall fashion students invigorating

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nicole Jimenez, from Open Style Lab at MIT, works to create clothing for people with disabilities. She's been impressed by the work of local students and has found it invigorating to work with so many passionate about the arts and disability.

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Museums ready for exploration with Free-4-All Sunday

Submitted 04-21-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Amway is sponsoring free admission to five museums on Sunday, April 26.

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Disart Stories Matter: Liz Bartlett shares the experience, science of designing speciality fashion for children with disabilities

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Liz Bartlett, a 3D knit engineer and KCAD professor, talks about working with Spectrum Health staff and patients to help her students design fashion garments that serve the needs of children with motor-neuron deficiencies.

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DisArt Stories Matter: Mother Gillian Young explains benefits of compression design

Submitted 04-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As a participant in Friday night's DisArt Fashion Show, young Daniel benefited from compression fabric and sensory inputs-and delighted in his Mickey Mouse cape- in an outfit designed especially for him. Here Mom explains how the design helps her son move more easily.

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New app debuts for DisArt Festival

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

The "Access UICA" app was designed specifically for DisArt Festival, and is created to be more inclusive of the needs of Disabled people.

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Story Matters: Keith Smith remembers great influence of Dirk Koning on his life with public television

Submitted 03-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Keith Smith shares how he discovered public television and got involved in his own hometown of Holland's public access services.

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