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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is launching an online series of free educational and entertainment events this month celebrating Hispanic heritage and Grand...

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2020 census enters home stretch with Grand Rapids' turnout goal still to be reached

by (Brett)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Just under six weeks remain to get counted in the 2020 census, after the U.S. Census Bureau shortened the deadline this month to September 30. That’s a month earlier than planned, as the deadline was originally October 31. Census officials...

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The Latina Network of West Michigan Celebrates Their 5th Anniversary.

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NEWS

  It was a lovely fall afternoon in 2014 when a group of dedicated Latinas met to explore the possibilities of a new initiative to offer culturally-responsive professional development in West Michigan region. This initial gathering transformed...

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United in sisterhood and ancestral strength: Latina women are powerful

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under OPINION

On Friday, October 12, 2018, fifty Latina leaders from across the state were recognized by the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan as the “2018 Top 50 Latinas of Michigan” at the Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in...

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Photo gallery: Cosecha GR walks to Lansing for immigrant rights

by (jproth1)

Submitted 10-11-2018 under NEWS

Over forty people with Movimiento Cosecha GR left Grand Rapids on Friday, October 5, 2018 and made a historic sixty-five mile march advocating for drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. The walkers also included members from the Bronson...

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Local immigrant rights groups hold press conference over ICE detentions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 25, Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE cohosted what they called an emergency press conference at the corner of Hastings and Ottawa on Grand Rapids' northwest side.  About 20 people, both speakers and supportive...

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