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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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The Women's March on Washington: Where we are a year later

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-02-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last January, more than 400,000 peaceful protesters marched in the streets of Washington D.C. and an estimated five million participated in roughly 600 locations worldwide. The message was simple: “Women’s rights are human rights and...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do human rights come from God or from the government?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-20-2017 under OPINION

Note: We welcome two new panelists this week, the Reverend Ray Lanning (Reformed Presbyterian) and The Reverend Colleen Squires (Unitarian Universalist). Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America,...

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Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

The protest at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport took place Sunday along with other protests nationwide in response to President Trump's executive order banning refugees and many other citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Return from the Women's March brings new perspectives

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under OPINION

  In the days before the Women’s March on Washington, I started receiving messages from family members and friends expressing concerns for my safety. Those concerns heightened on Friday, when activists became violent, reckless, and...

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Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

  I am not a sore loser. I am not a delicate snowflake. I am not an <insert insulting epithet here>. I am a human being.  And, I am marching because I feel inspired. Inspired to lock arms with thousands of my fellow humans who all...

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Amnesty International- Grand Rapids holding "Jamnesty For Human Rights Awareness"

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 16, the Grand Rapids chapter of Amnesty International will hold their first "Jamnesty For Human Rights Awareness" at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids. The show features a solid line-up that includes blues/rock artist Lucas...

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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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Burritotown wants healthy, ethical, local food for Grand Rapids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-20-2012 under NEWS

Last Saturday, Grand Rapids had new food options available for the late-night crowd. Several entrepreneurs, Dallas McCulloch, Brandon Hill, Lindsay Sanderson and Ryan Cappalletti set out to transform Bartertown Diner into Burritotown Diner. ...

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