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Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS
Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.
Submitted 05-16-2015 under NONPROFITS
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.
Submitted 05-14-2015 under OPINION
In 2008, while the media was in full-blown crisis mode, we worked with the community to create a different kind of media platform- where all voices are welcomed to the table.
Submitted 05-05-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
The Rapidian's Community Celebration tips a glass to the "We" that makes our citizen-powered news source possible. Join us on May 14 to get advance access to all of our donor thank-you gifts.
Submitted 04-21-2015 under OPINION
Two exhibits at KCAD's Fed Gallery show how good exhibit design makes for an accessible art experience.
Submitted 03-30-2015 under NONPROFITS
As you read this article, WYCE 88.1FM is running its 2015 Spring Fund Drive. Listeners are invited to help us keep this unique organization funded. We are a radio station that is listener funded and volunteered powered, which means that community support is of utmost importance.
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.
Submitted 03-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE
On March 18, Amore Trattoria will host the spring Rapidian Night Out at 6:30 p.m. A generous portion of every ticket goes to supporting The Rapidian.
Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.
Submitted 01-16-2015 under NEWS
Offered through Grand Valley State University’s LGBT Center, Change U is a series of four free monthly sessions focusing on Confronting Structural Violence, the Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice. The series’ aim is to address systems of oppression.
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The Rapidian is honored to have received generous seed funding through the Knight Community Information Challenge; a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
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