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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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Negotiations for white space: Quest to enact robust human rights ordinance in Grand Rapids

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 07-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The fungible nature of basic citizen rights afforded to minorities in Grand Rapids has been the impetus for the racial tension for quite some time now. Discrimination is clearly a national problem and not unique to Grand Rapids. Nevertheless, one of...

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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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State of the State: Public Act 4 Must Go

by (balexander)

Submitted 01-24-2016 under OPINION

I’m parched – but it’s not because I’m living in a place like Flint where I must pay for polluted water while also purchasing clean water for consumption – it’s because I read the Governor’s State of the...

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ACLU to bring conversation on police practices to Wealthy Theatre

by (ACLU of Michiga...)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

On October 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Western Branch of the Michigan ACLU, along with our friends and partners in the fight for justice, is hosting an event at the Wealthy Theatre, titled “Avoiding the next Ferguson: A discussion on policing and community...

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Breastfeeding rights under scrutiny

by (Linnea)

Submitted 03-25-2015 under VOICES

This week, for the first time in my life, I felt uncomfortable in the library. More than just uncomfortable, I felt embarrassed, belittled and unwelcome. After being a patron of the Grand Rapids Public Libraries for my whole life, one might wonder...

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Elizabeth Stoddard of Fair Housing educates to end discrimination

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Passionate is the first word Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy at the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan will use to describe herself. Stoddard is passionate about Fair Housing and the Grand Rapids area. Stoddard has been the Director of...

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Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Until Love is Equal supporters to create human art: "To Holland, with love"

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2011, five members of council in Holland, MI voted against extending basic anti-discrimination protections, to its residents and workers that happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.) On May 4, 2012, we come together in...

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Half a year later, struggle for equal protections continues

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 12-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

A half year ago today, five council members in Holland rejected an anti-discrimination ordinance recommended by the city's Human Relations Commission (HRC), a mayoral-appointed body. Holland City Council itself had requested the ordinance...

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