Mutually Inclusive

A WGVU initiative in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation using on-air programs and community events to explore issues of inclusion and equity.

GRPS

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Maleika Joubert Brown, Director of Equity and Inclusion with Grand Rapids Public Schools, where the student population represents 55 countries with 54 different languages spoken. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Mariano Avila / WGVU

“Mino Bimaadiziwin is a story about a young, trans-gender Anishnaabe man who has lost all connection to his culture living in the city. Until one day this mysterious Anishnaabe woman, Bungishimogikwe, comes into his life and kind of introduces him back into the culture and the community.”

That’s Shane McSauby, writer and director of the film who calls Grand Rapids home.

Leandro Lara / Carbon Stories

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Marcel "Fable" Price, aka Fable the Poet, who is the new Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, and a teaching artist and co-founder of The Diatribe, a poetry based non-profit, using creating writing as a catalyst for community change and youth outreach. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Alex Thomas, in Strategic Planning with the Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Moving Toward Justice

May 10, 2017

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance presents the first annual Summit on Race and Inclusion, “Moving Toward Justice,” on May 23. We talk details with Gail Harrison

GRPS

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning from Grand Rapids Public Schools we welcome, Dr. Mayda Bahmonde-Gunnell, Executive Director for Leadership Middle School, Equity & Inclusion, and English Language Learners Program, and Maleika Joubert Brown, Ed.S, Director of Equity and Inclusion. Joining the discussion 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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