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Breastfeeding rights under scrutiny

Submitted 03-25-2015 under VOICES

As a nursing mother I was denied my right to nurse my child as needed. Despite Michigan's “Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act," I was directed to nurse only in a small study space. Grand Rapids Public Library needs to take steps to create a a safe, welcoming breastfeeding environment.

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DisArt leaders prepare reporters, videographers to help tell story of upcoming disability art festival

Submitted 03-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

In preparation for our coverage of the DisArt Festival, leaders from DisArt and Disability Advocates helped our Rapidian and GRTV volunteers get ready to report on disability with respect and education.

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Yoga startup grounds itself in community

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Local yoga instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane aim to make yoga accessible with their new venture, AM Yoga.

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

At this year’s Women and Environment Symposium, speakers discussed environmental justice and related topics such as healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.

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Have you considered growing your own healthy food?

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is currently recruiting residents of the Baxter, SECA/Southtown, Eastown and Garfield Park neighborhoods who would like to grow their own healthy food.

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Story Matters: Betty Anne Hevel shares journey as a Gilda's Club volunteer

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

Betty Anne Hevel first got involved with Gilda's Club when she discovered their services during her husband's battle with cancer. She's been there since the beginning, and utilized Gilda's Club in her own cancer journey.

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Story Matters: LaughFest volunteer Sarah Veselenak encourages us all to "find our funny"

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

Sarah Veselenak sees LaughFest as a big awareness-builder for Gilda's Club, and the grief support that they provide- whether cancer related or not.

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Story Matters: Three-time cancer survivor shares volunteer experiences at Gilda's Club

Submitted 03-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Pat Gavin is a long time volunteer for Gilda's Club. In this video he shares how he brings his own experiences battling cancer to help others at Gilda's Club.

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Story Matters: Stephanie McNamara tries laughter yoga for first time at LaughFest

Submitted 03-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Stephanie McNamara explains why she likes supporting Gilda's Club and what it was like to experience laughter yoga for the first time with her family.

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Catalyst Radio: MomsBloom is women volunteering to serve women with newborns

Submitted 03-11-2015 under NEWS

MomsBloom is gearing up for the May 19 fundraiser BloomAwards, with sponsorship opportunities still available.

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