human trafficking

Human trafficking in Grand Rapids continues amid pandemic

by (Brett)

Submitted 07-10-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As Grand Rapidians and Americans continue openly confronting the issues of COVID-19 and systemic racism, the issue of human trafficking lingers on behind the scenes. It’s an issue not disconnected from the pandemic’s impacts or centuries...

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This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

by (Briana)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, support incarcerated folks by joining us for Season For Solidarity! Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC (4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508) for A Season for...

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Human trafficking discussion to center on signs, solutions

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

Human trafficking is happening in Grand Rapids. Solid statistics on the crime are hard to come by, complicating law enforcement and community response to the crime. Despite the hardships involved in compiling solid statistics, the Michigan...

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Local boutique makes international impact

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 12-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

There is a woman at W.A.R. in Wyoming. Becky McDonald, President of Women at Risk International (W.A.R. Int’l) created the non-profit organization in 2006 out of her efforts to bring integrity and prosperity to the victims of human trafficking...

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Con Artist Crew brings activism, visionaries to art scene

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Vivid black and white painted walls greet me as I enter the Con Artist Crew gallery space one afternoon. Despite the distraction of noisy traffic outside and the loud, color-rich art that adorn the walls, the soft-spoken voices of Magdalene Law and...

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Manasseh Project founder urges community to turn discomfort with injustice into action

by (Vossj)

Submitted 02-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cultural change, in my opinion, starts when you change to conversation about the exploited population - language means so much," says Andy Soper, founder of The Manasseh Project.  While concrete statistics of how many people are...

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