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¿Qué aprendimos sobre "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Una empresaria Latina reflexiona acerca de la participacion de Grand Rapids en el movimiento nacional para defender los Derechos Humanos.


GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University students have the opportunity to look into past examples of student activism by visiting "Voices of GVSU: Activism through the Decades."


Learn to support local refugees at "Do Good Well" event

Submitted 02-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, February 20th, the Refugee Education Center is hosting an education event at the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids from 6-8 p.m.


Second Amash town hall at local high school packed, full of debate

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

Video and annotated notes of the town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Justin Amash at City Middle High School on Thursday, February 9, 2017.


"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Brewing Company hosted a training by Michigan United on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 addressing the rights of immigrant families.


Updated: City Connection: Mayor Bliss, James Hurt to discuss key issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tonight's episode will feature refuse, recycling and snowpiling.


Local teacher argues Muskegon Heights students need money, support not school closures

Submitted 02-02-2017 under OPINION

Jeffery Rundhaug is a Grand Rapids resident who teaches 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Muskegon Heights Academy, one of the 38 schools the State of Michigan has targeted for closure.


Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

Community photos from the "Protest for immigrants, refugees and human rights" which took place at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport on January 29, 2017.


Amash and constituents clash at crowded town hall meeting

Submitted 01-19-2017 under NEWS

Video and annotated highlights of the Tuesday town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Justin Amash. The crowd became heated at the use of the term “Obamacare” and at mention of changes to Social Security.


Locals can join national minute of silence at Apartment Lounge

Submitted 01-12-2017 under NEWS

On January 21 at 1:00 p.m., women across the nation will be observing a minute of silence in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. Locals can participate and view a live stream together at the Apartment Lounge from noon to 3:00.