Black healing matters

by (Briana)

Submitted 07-13-2016 under OPINION

This past week has not been easy to say the least. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have once again galvanized the country to speak out, to activate, to demonstrate, to say "Enough is enough." Black lives matter, Black...

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Art, activism and ArtPrize: Critical Discourse hosts bold criticism, open discussion

by (Mary Brown)

Submitted 10-03-2015 under OPINION

I entered the auditorium for Friday night's Critical Discourse event at the ArtPrize Hub, "Reflecting the Times: Art and Activism" with one burning question to present to the artist on the panel. I was not interested in so much of the...

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Art, activism and taking action to make change

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NEWS

On Friday October 2, from 7 p.m - 8 p.m. the topic of "Reflecting the Times: Arts and Activism" will be addressed by a panel of arts experts in front of an audience as part of the Critical Discourse series at the ArtPrize HUB (41 Sheldon...

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WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The late Dr. Willard Wolfe, co-founder of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. The 4th annual ceremony took place on May 20 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Each year...

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Catalyst Radio: NOW GR "Exploring the Future of Feminism"

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-01-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local chapter of the National Organization for Women, and preview its upcoming fundraising event on...

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Photographer focuses on empowered disability presence

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NEWS

Tom Olin returns to Grand Rapids after over 30 years of documenting the disability rights movement. "ACCESS IS A CIVIL RIGHT: The Photography of Tom Olin" is an exhibition at Calvin’s (106) Gallery and Studio on South Division Avenue...

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"Fall into Fun" with Grand Rapids Students for Life

by (grrtl)

Submitted 08-28-2014 under

"Fall into Fun" with Grand Rapids Students for Life. Join this group of dedicated high school students on Tuesday, September 23, from 4 PM - 6 PM at the Grand Rapids Right to Life office in Wyoming.  At this first gathering of the...

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Transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox to speak at Grand Valley State University.

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On Tuesday March 18, from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Grand Valley State University will welcome Laverne Cox to its downtown campus for “Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood.”  In her speech, Cox will discuss how the intersections...

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The LINC Academy for Social Transformation--Two Years of Leadership, Community & More.

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 01-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“Everyone is a leader.” This was the phrase shared on the first day of the LINC Academy for Social Transformation (L.A.S.T.), a leadership experience designed by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. to empower residents, to nurture...

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Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Gunst Heffner (with David Warners and Michael Ryskamp) Lake Michigan is an important contributor to the health of the Great Lakes region, the largest fresh water resource in the world. The Grand River and its many tributaries are...

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