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Partners for a Racism-Free Community

Meet Civic Investor Breannah Alexander: Advocate of racial equity, racial justice, storytelling

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under VOICES

In March of 2016, Breannah Alexander wrote a piece on The Rapidian titled “Standing ovation for Governor Snyder in Grand Rapids shows gross disconnect with the people of Flint.” The piece was recommended by more than 2,800 people and...

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Live art, music create win for equity at Race Together

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NEWS

Surrounded by party-goers with cocktails in their hands, artist J.A. Medcalf worked steadily at his easel with a palette of browns, reds and blues for over three hours. The music of Vox Vidorra played in the background, spirited and soulful,...

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Amid post-election tension, Race Together to celebrate equity

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-06-2016 under NEWS

In these post-election days of increased harassment for members of marginalized communities, Partners for a Racism-Free Community (PRFC) is hosting a celebration of the racial, ethnic and religious diversity of West Michigan. Anyone who wants to...

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Ending racism means elevating voices of color

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

At the national stage, we are seeing student activists stand up and speak about the challenges they are facing within the institutions they occupy. The challenges faced by students of color within post secondary institutions was brought to the...

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Racism in GR (part 4)

by (grpl)

Submitted 09-17-2015 under

Community Conversations is a four-part series of dialogues for community members to discuss and reflect on experiences with racism, bias, and inequity in Grand Rapids. These events are open spaces for discussion. The goal is to create safe spaces...

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Catalyst Radio: Partners for a Racism-Free Community working for justice in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-19-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with the director of Partners for a Racism-Free Community, to learn about the efforts to fight racism in the...

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