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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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Thousands take part in March for Our Lives in Grand Rapids

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NEWS

More than 4,000 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, March 24, 2018 calling for tougher gun control laws at the Grand Rapids March for Our Lives rally.   As part of the national March for Our Lives movement the the student-...

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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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'Unity before justice is insulting'

by (Siangani)

Submitted 07-19-2016 under OPINION

The idyllic portrayal of a nation in racial unity is one of America's most pervasive mythos. But when exactly was America united racially? From slavery, to Jim Crow and segregation in the Reconstruction Era, to the current age of mass...

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LifeFest Youth Rally

by (grrtl)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under

Join teens from all over West Michigan for LifeFest Youth Rally on Sunday, October 18! Come and hear guest speaker Matt Haviland, founder of A Father's Walk, share his powerful testmony for life, discuss the importance of healthy choices, and...

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Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

With two weeks to go until the Million Meal March 10K Trail Hike, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank says the community is answering the call. More than 120 people have already registered for the anti-hunger fundraiser and advocacy event on...

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War on women rally attendees, organizers, performers discuss motivations, involvement

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under NEWS

On May 24 nearly 400 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids to unite for the “War on Women” rally. This event was held in collaboration with local organizations that seek equality for people in the West...

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Senseless killing of Trayvon Martin resonates in Grand Rapids

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 04-04-2012 under OPINION

There is a law in Florida and nine others states called "Stand Your Ground." It reads: "a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such...

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A Success: Grand Rapids Walk For Choice 2011

by (NOWGR)

Submitted 02-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

A great group of people came out today to participate in the Grand Rapids Walk for Choice. Beginning at Veteran’s Park at noon, the group walked in a route that took them past the Planned Parenthood health center on Cherry Street, as well as the...

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