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Can You Find Hope in a Small Town?

by (Phoebe Risk)

Submitted 07-02-2020 under OPINION

I hate small towns. I understand that’s not a great place to start, given my audience, but it’s important for me to be real. When I moved here for college I expected my stint to be temporary and unattached. Allendale represented...

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Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

by (GAAH)

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dear fellow community members:  The events happening across our nation and in our very own city have spurred many conversations about race, violence, and morality. Many people are condemning or condoning the actions of groups that gathered and...

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Protest, riots, clean-up, and curfew: City Of Grand Rapids enacts civil emergency proclamation

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-31-2020 under NEWS

Civil Emergency Proclamation Following a night of civil unrest and extensive property damage in downtown Grand Rapids, City officials held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to recap the events that occurred overnight, and plans for proceeding...

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Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning. They put out a statement saying, "We mourn the loss of our children’s safety and innocence. We mourn those lost at the...

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Photo slideshow: Marching in support of drivers licenses for all

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-04-2018 under NEWS

More than 1,000 people showed up at Roosevelt Park on May 1, 2018, to march from the park to Grand Rapids City Hall in support of immigration rights. “Today is International Workers Day, we are marching for the protection, dignity and respect of the...

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West Michigan's far-left join together to protest one year of Trump in office

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-25-2018 under NEWS

On January 20, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration, around 50 people representing groups from West Michigan's Far-left joined together on Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were there to raise awareness that they...

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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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Protesters disrupt planned Labor Day walk

by (jproth1)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a one-year hiatus, the Grand Rapids Labor Day Bridge Walk was back in full stride on Monday, September 4, 2017. As hundreds of participants lined up to start the five-mile walk, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss was disrupted from addressing...

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Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

On Thursday, April 20, at 12 p.m. I joined a group of immigrants and allies in the Calder Plaza for a peaceful demonstration organized by Movimiento Cosecha GR. Together we marched north to face the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...

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Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

There are so many beautiful qualities in the people who come to this country from different areas of the world. We are all foreigners to billions of people, but in the words of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “Diversity is our strength...

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