The Rapidian

advocacy

The election is over, now what?

by (Urban Core Coll...)

Submitted 12-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

This year brought a lot of excitement as people debated and voted in (and out) a new class of elected representatives. We saw large voter turnout across the nation and many first time voters: 18-year olds, new U.S. citizens and those who felt...

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Calling all Mamavists!

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under OPINION

I initially learned of Mothering Justice by way of an introduction facilitated by Civicize Me’s Shannon Garrett and became involved as a Movement Fellow. I see the Movement Fellowship as an opportunity to increase my personal network of women...

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COAST program brings together community members, students to increase understanding, advocacy for disability rights

by (Lizzie Kazmiers...)

Submitted 08-28-2018 under OPINION

Disability Advocates of Kent County is an organization specializing in a number of services to improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout the Grand Rapids area. In recent years they have partnered with Grand Valley State University...

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Why parent voices matter more

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two stories featuring parents who are fighting to end childhood lead poisoning were told in local news this past week. Tabitha Williams, a leader in the grassroots parent group, Parents for Healthy Homes, won an award from WMEAC’s Women...

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LadyFest GR 2017 is about dialogue and action

by (balexander)

Submitted 05-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For the longest time, social justice work felt like a calling. I felt compelled to tell my story to further debunk the myth that domestic violence looked the same and that the bruises that once covered my body were because of my own actions and not...

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Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

by (Maggie Puder)

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

Diabetes can be a deadly disease that shapes itself into many forms. It can also, however, in the best cases, be a call-to-action. Type One diabetes, which is dubbed “insulin-dependent” diabetes, attacks the body from birth. It develops...

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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, April Sawhill, Executive Director, and Lindsey Kloeckner, Parent Member, discuss the resources available through the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), the Early Stages...

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Celebrate Ability Picnic

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 06-29-2016 under

Join us in celebrating the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Disability Advocates' 35th Anniversary! Disability Advocates, along with community partners that provide services to individuals...

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Disability Advocates of Kent County throws Celebrate Ability Picnic

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 06-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

Join in on the celebration of the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Disability Advocates' 35th Anniversary! Disability Advocates, along with community partners that provide services to...

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"Let's Talk About Sex" Free Film Screening and Panel

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under

PLEASE REGISTER FOR "FREE FILM NIGHT" BY CALLING 616.774.7005 X3113, OR EMAILING [email protected] This event will be held at Fountain St. Church from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016.   Let’s Talk About Sex takes a...

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