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Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

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Education and empowerment of women are methods for Safe Haven Ministries’ goal of ending domestic violence.

Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

by Catalyst Radio

Michigan’s natural resource beauty is on display within the city limits of Grand Rapids, at Blandford Nature Center.

Catalyst Radio: Tax Credit Coalition to offer financial assistance information at Saturday fair

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United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps those trying to meet basic needs, offering free tax preparation. Show Me The Money fair on Saturday at Alger Middle School includes financial seminars.

Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

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More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.

Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

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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.

Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

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Five international films exploring the theme “generations” – many never-before shown in theaters in this country -- will be screened beginning on Jan. 11, and continuing through Mar. 8.

Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

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After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.

Catalyst Radio: Tonight's WYCE@Wealthy concert with The Bad Plus supports Pets For Vets

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Pets For Vets matches shelter animals with armed services veterans, bringing healing and companionship for both.

Catalyst Radio: Hope Network program promotes peer relationships for mental health support

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Peer to peer support is key to Hope Network’s Our Place program.

Catalyst Radio: WMEAC working for environmental justice through IDEAL initiative

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WMEAC’s aim with IDEAL is to broaden inclusion within the environmental movement that has historically had a more narrow reach.

Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

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Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

Catalyst Radio: Aquinas Contemporary Writers Series features John D'Agata on Thurs., Oct. 30

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For more than 15 years, the Contemporary Writers Series has been bringing notable authors to Grand Rapids.

Catalyst Radio: Real Pirates exhibit at GRPM displays actual artifacts from 300 years ago

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Grand Rapids Public Museum offers glimpses of a sunken slave ship taken by pirates in the 1700s, with its current exhibit Real Pirates.

Catalyst Radio: Lutheran Social Services working for families, children, seniors

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LSSM operates with a vision to build communities of service, promoting human dignity and advocating for equality and justice.

Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse features Chris Smit of DisArt on Saturday

by Catalyst Radio

Critical Discourse is featuring notables of the art world, including on Oct. 4 Calvin College Professor Christopher Smit of DisArt, who will be leading a panel discussion on Art, Disability, Images, Bodies.

Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse to feature Susan Sollins of Art21

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Critical Discourse, part of ArtPrize 2014, is bringing to Grand Rapids notables of the art world, including on Oct. 2 Susan Sollins of Art21 and the documentary series “Art in the 21st Century” that airs on PBS.

Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition to get lead contamination out of homes

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Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan is taking applications until Dec. 1 for funding removal of lead poisoning hazards from homes.

Catalyst Radio: Benefest raising funds for clean water for Rwanda

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Food, beer and music, all a part of first annual Benefest festival on Friday, Sept. 12.

Catalyst Radio: Ebony Road Players named beneficiary of Monday's WYCE@Wealthy Concert

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The first performance of the new WYCE@Wealthy concert series features Malian musician Vieux Farka Toure, with donations going to Ebony Road Players.

Catalyst Radio: Avenue For the Arts lining up fall full of activities

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Division Avenue and the Heartside Neighborhood will be packed with art-related events, including and beyond ArtPrize activities.