Diversity

Passing the Mic: King Park Neighbors answers, "How are you maintaining a sense of connection and community during this pandemic?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-05-2020 under VOICES

Sam Mosley, Board Member at Highland Park Neighborhood Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "I would ask of other neighborhood associations how they’re maintaining a sense of connection and community – and...

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The beginning of difference - God's idea

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

written by Doug Kindschi, Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, GVSU “Difference can be a source of vast enrichment and growth — or a reason for hate, exclusion, discrimination, and violence. … The stakes of difference are high...

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Alternatives in Motion turns 27 years - serving thousands of person with disabilities in our West Michigan community

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 04-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion has been serving the disability community in West Michigan for 27 years! Our mission is to enhance indepedence to all through access to mobility equipment.With each new year, our efforts to provide mobility equipment to those...

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The 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards returns to The Intersection this Valentine's Day

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids’ listener sponsored radio station, WYCE 88.1 FM, is returning to The Intersection this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 11:00pm to host the 21st annual Jammie Awards. This celebration of local and regional...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Leaving a Group or Working for Change?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-25-2019 under OPINION

Laura W. asks: “Where do you draw the line between helping to improve or change a group you are a part of, and leaving the group? For me personally, I would leave an extreme group but wonder about less extreme groups where people hold harmful...

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New Committee Announced at Alternatives in Motion

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 08-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

As an organization that strives to enhance independence for persons with disabilities, equity is at the center of our work. Because of this, over the past two years, AIM has made efforts and strides to embed a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)...

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Grand Rapids native inspired to bring health equity to her hometown

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 06-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

Rhae-Ann Booker remembers the day her mother sat down to tell her she would be attending a new elementary school. “She said, ‘They are making some changes in the city. So now you are going to be riding a bus.’” This didn...

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Fourth annual Burton Heights Reunion to celebrate unity

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 06-26-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, July 7, families from all over the Greater Grand Rapids area are invited to Garfield Park to celebrate with the Burton Heights neighborhood. The Fourth annual Burton Heights Reunion will begin at 12 noon in the park and will run to 8 p....

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

by (Local First)

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Change doesn’t come from individuals alone. At Local First, we believe that business can instigate positive change within a community. Not only does local business help create and stabilize communities, it has a major role in creating a...

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin began having conversations about the representation of women of color in leadership in the news while they got to know each other as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellows. Cohen is the...

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