The Rapidian


DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.


Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

Submitted 01-16-2015 under NEWS

Offered through Grand Valley State University’s LGBT Center, Change U is a series of four free monthly sessions focusing on Confronting Structural Violence, the Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice. The series’ aim is to address systems of oppression.


Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

Submitted 01-09-2015 under NEWS

Five international films exploring the theme “generations” – many never-before shown in theaters in this country -- will be screened beginning on Jan. 11, and continuing through Mar. 8.


Story Matters: Jessica explains interest in making videos

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jessica talks about her interest in media production and shares one of her videos.


Story Matters: Nubia talks about typical day

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nubia speaks about her family and love of anime.


Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.


Cosplay at Grand Rapids Comic Con explores media's final frontier: diversity

Submitted 11-25-2014 under OPINION

Civil rights took center stage at Grand Rapids Comic Con 2014 with Nichelle Nichols, the first woman to play a character who was not submissive to a man, and the first black woman in a position of power as Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek.


Support local radio by donating to WYCE fund drive

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

It's that time of year for fund drives all across the state. Local radio WYCE will begin its campaign on Halloween and run for a week.


Speaker Max Haiven to launch new book, kick off discussion at KCAD

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 21 author and educator Max Haiven will be discussing his most recent book "Crisis of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons." The first part of the dialog will take place at The Fed Galleries @ KCAD from 3 to 4:30 p.m.


Catalyst Radio: ArtPrize's Critical Discourse features Chris Smit of DisArt on Saturday

Submitted 10-03-2014 under NEWS

Critical Discourse is featuring notables of the art world, including on Oct. 4 Calvin College Professor Christopher Smit of DisArt, who will be leading a panel discussion on Art, Disability, Images, Bodies.