inclusion

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Gema Lowe, community organizer for Movimiento Cosecha GR. Joining the discussion is WGVU inclusion reporter, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

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Grand Rapids Symphony

The Grand Rapids Symphony has been awarded a $1 million grant enhancing its diversity, equity and inclusion programs. 

Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director, Marcelo Lehninger is steadfast in his belief that the symphony belongs to everyone.

According to a new study, eliminating racial disparities in Michigan would generate billions of dollars over the next 30 years. Written in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, “The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan" found that eliminating racial disparities in health, education, incarceration, and employment would generate $92 billion in economic output by 2050.

Ani Turner is a co-author of the study. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we speak with WGVU's Inclusion Reporter, Mariano Avila, about reliable journalism, the role of storytelling in public media and providing people in our community with platforms to tell their own stories. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from  the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Alice Jasper, Associate Program Director with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, here to discuss their upcoming event, Calling All Colors. This weekly segment is part of a grant from  the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

Positive Black Women

Feb 14, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, GVSU presents an event under the leadership of Positive Black Women. PBW’s aim is to provide support for women of color at Grand Valley State University through building relationships, professional development, and a collaborative effort toward community enrichment. We talk to Dr. Sharalle Arnold on the details of today's event.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Stacy Stout, Assistant to the Grand Rapids City Manager. Joining the discussion are Mariano Avila, WGVU's Inclusion Reporter, and WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear Jeremy Moore and Darel Ross, co-founders of Equity Pac. Joining the discussion are Mariano Avila, WGVU's Inclusion Reporter, and WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell.

Inclusion and Equity

Dec 8, 2017

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Mariano Avila, WGVU's Inclusion Reporter, providing results of our recently concluded grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.  Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we talk with Dr. Mladjo Ivanovic, visiting professor of philosophy at Grand Valley State University, and GVSU students Abby Coberly and Elise Boyd about the student organization, Humanitas, which facilitates humanitarian projects in the U.S. and abroad. Joining the conversation is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

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