Community Updates: Friday, January 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-13-2023 under NEWS

Roger That! Symposium to Return to the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University in February In February, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) will be partnering to...

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Avenue's Annual Arts Conference Holds Final Session This Thursday

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 03-22-2021 under NONPROFITS

In 1969, the National Endowment of the Arts funded the installation of the Calder, spurring an arts boom within Grand Rapids. The Festival of the Arts followed one year later, along with many public art exhibitions for locals to interact with and...

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Connecting Our Stories, Connecting Our Power: Grand Rapids previews 2019 neighborhood summit

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 10-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Reclaiming narratives is essential in healing generations of systemic oppression and shared trauma. Sharing our stories not only builds unity and power; it also allows us to co-create community. Imagine relocating to a community where residents,...

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Dementia: The Person Behind the Disease

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 03-28-2016 under

Keynote speaker, John Zeisel, PhD is the author of "I'm Still Here."  Dr. Zeisel proves a theory that many of us have suspected: that the person who is changed by the disease is still inside, waiting to be awakened and nurtured...

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FORUM 2016

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under

FORUM is an annual conference centered on addressing issues of racial equity through connecting professionals across sectors to topical experts. About the Keynote Speaker: His enlightening social commentary is inescapable — and it’s what...

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Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 26, local youth-led coalition YLAV (Young Leaders Against Violence) is hosting a Teen Advocacy Conference at the Kent County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth participants will have the opportunity to learn about a...

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BeerCity, USA welcomes homebrewers from across country for annual conference

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hosted nearly 3,000 members of the Hombrewer’s Association for their annual National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) at DeVos Place. The conference took place over the course of four days, from Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14...

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TEDxGrandRapids to be held at Grand Rapids Civic Theater

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NEWS

On May 7, TEDxGrandRapids will celebrate its fifth year of sharing innovative talks through a conference of 15 diverse presentations. Held at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater, speakers from a range of backgrounds including entrepreneurs, designers,...

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GrandCon's inaugural year draws large crowds

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The inaugural year of GrandCon surprised its creators Brian Lenz and Marc Specter with a much larger turnout than expected. "We had a huge amount of community support. This whole thing was predicated on being received by the community,"...

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Literacy Center hosts Summit to address literacy in West Michigan

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host a Community Literacy Summit to address low literacy in West Michigan and highlight current efforts in the community to improve the issue. The Summit will take place...

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