The Rapidian


Documentary highlights harms of "Conversion Therapy"

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry Michigan and the Grand Rapids Pride Center are hosting a one-day premiere screening and panel discussion of the documentary film THE SUNDAY SESSIONS to raise awareness about the harms of “Conversion Therapy.”


Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan.


Support Grand Rapids' community-powered radio station WYCE this Fall Fund Drive

Submitted 10-10-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Don't miss your opportunity to support WYCE this year during the Fall Fund Drive, October 6-13.


Dégagé patron volunteers give back each week in dining room

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Our Patron Volunteer Program gives our patrons the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents in our Dining Room. Once a volunteer serves 20 hours, they are presented with a certificate of recognition and are invited to our monthly pizza party.


Focus on Issues - Refugees & Immigration Support

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Guests from Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan, Thrive - A Refugee Support Program, Treetops Collective, and The Refugee Education Center met to discuss immigrant and refugee rights and support systems in West Michigan


Catalyst Radio: Rapid Response to ICE

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne welcomes Amy Carpenter & Sarah Doherty from ICE Rapid Response on the realities of immigration policy and practice on local communities.


Boston Square residents shut down AmplifyGR vote

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Boston Square decided there was not enough community representation to hold a vote on the future of the neighborhood. They took over the meeting and stopped AmplifyGR's process, shutting down the planned agenda.


Good Neighbor Program creates more welcoming neighborhood

Submitted 09-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Being a good neighbor in the Heartside Community is not only important to Dégagé, but also to our patrons. Over three years ago, an anonymous donor saw a need in our community and initiated the Good Neighbor Program.


Harmony: Community-building and the music industry panel discussions

Submitted 09-26-2017 under OPINION

Harmony: Community-Building and the Music Industry was a series of panel discussions presented by Creative Many and 88.1FM WYCE about music as a necessary enhancement to the quality of life in Michigan's communities.


Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to bullet proof in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. Erica Soto interviews Antibalas founder, Martín Perna, about their latest album, resisting oppression, and telling stories and truth through music.