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GRIID Winter Classes

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For the last several years, the Grand Rapids Institute for Information and Democracy (GRIID)  has been putting on classes to help spread awareness of important current issues.  Starting in late January they will be offering two classes that have been offered before, but are extremely timely right now.

Beginning on Monday January 25th GRIID will offer a class to discuss the current US war in Afghanistan.   It is a comprehensive and critical look at Afghan history and the United State's complicated involvement there for the last forty years.

The other class being offered is US Media and Propaganda.  This class aims to look at how media in all forms is made and constructed and the way in which it is consumed everyday by millions of people.

GRIID organizer Jeff Smith said “The GRIID classes are designed to provide participants with intellectual self-defense skills and engage the community with an investigation of some of the most critical issues of the day.”

“The classes at GRIID are always the high point of my week. I find them challenging, informative, well-organized, and an excellent catalyst for discussion. Without hesitation I would recommend them to anyone” past participant James Ayers said.

Visit GRIID's website for more information.

Disclosure: I am an active participant in GRIID and the classes they have offered.

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