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

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.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Registsration for Change U is now open.

Registsration for Change U is now open. /GVSU LGBT Resource Center

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we explore an upcoming social justice program being offered by the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University, called Change U.

Now in its fifth year, this series of monthly programs is an opportunity to explore urgent social justice issues, with an emphasis on understanding systems of oppression, learning from what previous social movements did to combat oppression and providing concrete skills for organizing today.

In studio are Emily West and Jeff Smith, facilitators with Change U, to talk about year’s topics of Confronting Structural Violence, Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice.



Michigan-made music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio comes from Sound Is Red, the new release Ready to burn, with the song “Airbomb.”

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