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$11,000 Awarded to Local Trans Students

by (Grand Rapids Tr...)

Submitted 08-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

For the 2019-2020 cycle, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is thrilled to award a total of $11,000 to six local college students. In the past four years since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $30,000 in...

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Calling all Mamavists!

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under OPINION

I initially learned of Mothering Justice by way of an introduction facilitated by Civicize Me’s Shannon Garrett and became involved as a Movement Fellow. I see the Movement Fellowship as an opportunity to increase my personal network of women...

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$9000 Awarded to Local Trans Students

by (Grand Rapids Tr...)

Submitted 08-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

For the 2018-2019 cycle, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is pleased to award a total of $9000 to five local college students. This is the Foundation's third year awarding scholarships.  GRTF's Academic...

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Commissioner Womack leads way in signing commitment to discontinue ICE contract in Kent County

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)....

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$7000 in Scholarships for Trans Students

by (Grand Rapids Tr...)

Submitted 08-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is pleased to award a total of $7000 to four local college students. This is the Foundation's second year awarding scholarships.  GRTF's Academic Scholarship program invests in trans...

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Trolling under rainbow bridge

by (kwesirobertson)

Submitted 07-31-2017 under OPINION

After writing the article Navigating Through Pride and Prejudice about what it’s like to be black and gay during Pride, I needed to regroup. I had this pit in my stomach and started circling the black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue...

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Black motorists twice as likely to be pulled over, searched by Grand Rapids police

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

According to the City’s Traffic Stop Data Analysis study, Black drivers in the city of Grand Rapids are twice as likely to be pulled over by police as white drivers. The discussion of these results and the study's recommendations brought...

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In Grand Rapids, equity work is co-opted for influence

by (balexander)

Submitted 04-07-2017 under OPINION

In the age of co-opted movements for the sake of advertisements gone terribly wrong (hey Pepsi, what's good?), the best way to look at a community’s commitment to equity is to look at the way it treats its organizers. My time in Grand...

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Why we need a Feminist Film Festival

by (lydiavanhoven)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under OPINION

In the top 100 highest grossing films of 2014, women represented a total of 30% of all speaking characters, often as a wife or mother. When we break down the numbers by race and gender, the statistics are even more bleak. Out of that small 30%, only...

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