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Catalyst Radio: faith, LGBTQ+ communities, and spiritual violence

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Scott Burden about the upcoming Change U Activist Assembly on Spiritual Violence: A Community Experience, a Community Response

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Michele Fife, Katie Gordon and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on community issues, public affairs, social justice, and media literacy. 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.

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio, we talk with Scott Burden, Graduate Assistant of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University, and their upcoming Change U Activist Assembly on spiritual violence. Burden discusses how spiritual violence against LGBTQ+ individuals is manifested through systems of oppression in West Michigan, and what communities can do to create safer spaces on campuses, in institutions, and in the wider community.  

For more information or to register for this free social justice training on spiritual violence, occuring Saturday, February 13, check the Change U page over at GVSU here.

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