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Ways to engage with Asian American culture in Grand Rapids

by (Jennalyn Stull)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is home to many experiences, though one of the most prominent is that of the Asian American experience. As early as the 70s, Grand Rapids has been growing a steady Asian population, and today, people identifying as Asian make up more...

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Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The second annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2018 showcased the rich cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors provided a fun and engaging time for the entire family. Food...

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From an organizer's perspective: Why the Asian Festival is important

by ([email protected])

Submitted 05-23-2017 under OPINION

I live for art, culture, and education. To me all three are inextricably tied. My educational and artistic goals have always been fueled by my love of variety, and personal experiences as an immigrant, person of color and Asian American woman. For a...

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"The Drop Box" - Free Film Screening

by (grrtl)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under

Every year, hundreds of babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea, but one brave pastor has made it his mission to save them. Pastor Lee built a box that has received over 600 unwanted babies who would have been otherwise abandoned...

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[REVIEW] Bangkok Taste Cuisine

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

As a connoisseur of great Asian food, I was excited to learn of Grand Rapid’s newest restaurant, Bangkok Taste Cuisine, which also is now the city’s sixteenth Thai restaurant. Its owners, the Kue family, aspire to bring out the Thai culture in the...

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