The Rapidian

disability

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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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Lyonel LaGrone on working towards a local human rights ordinance

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On today’s Catalyst Radio hour, Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison at Linc Up, will talk about his efforts to strengthen Grand Rapids’s civil rights ordinance in an effort to stop discrimination in our city. To learn more or get involved,...

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LINC holds town hall discussing civil rights ordinance proposal

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, more than 50 people attended a town hall at LINC UP to discuss a Civil Rights ordinance proposal for the City of Grand Rapids. Jeremy DeRoo, Executive Director of LINC UP opened the meeting and welcomed attendees....

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Contentious GRPS school board meeting over special education, calls to remove superintendent

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NEWS

A Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting held on April 16, 2018 was a contentious meeting, preceded by a protest outside the administration buildings by special education advocates and ending in shouting and a call to the Grand Rapids Police...

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New ordinance proposal calls for Civil Rights Department, robust anti-discrimination legislation in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-13-2018 under NEWS

“The citizens in Grand Rapids are totally unprotected from discrimination, totally. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has a couple good investigators and I mean a couple,” says Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison for LINC UP, a local...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing camp provides fun, connection for kids

by (ncluley)

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

At Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D&HHS) Kids Camp, the kids come here so that they can have fun, experience things they may not otherwise experience, and learn new ways to communicate, much like all the other summer camps that kids from all over...

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Trolling under rainbow bridge

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 07-31-2017 under OPINION

After writing the article Navigating Through Pride and Prejudice about what it’s like to be black and gay during Pride, I needed to regroup. I had this pit in my stomach and started circling the black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue...

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Elevating Voices: Community Media Center showcases locally produced videos exploring identity, race, disability at Wealthy Theatre

by (George)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Wednesday night, Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) will present a special showcase of video productions created during the Elevating Voices project. Elevating Voices is a multi-year project of GRCMC created to raise the visibility of...

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'Art & Healing' exhibition at KCAD offers different perspective

by (Aaminah Shakur)

Submitted 03-28-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

What is a “healthy body” or a “healthy mind”? Should they be so highly prized? What role can art play in achieving them? These are questions running through my mind after viewing Art & Healing, an exhibition at Kendall...

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Alternatives in Motion announces endurance award winners

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion has announced the 5th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards winners. This year’s event, featuring keynote speaker Mackenzie Woodring, will raise funds to provide people in need with access to wheelchairs and repair services....

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