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.

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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 Javier Cervantes, Community Liaison with LINC UP about their upcoming Rock the Block event on June 9.  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 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 Edye Evans Hyde, Executive Director of Ebony Road Players, here to talk about a May 17th event, 3 Voices for Social Justice - Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X & Martin Luther King. 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 talk about their upcoming Summit on Race and Inclusion. Joining the discussion is WGVU’s Mariano Avila. 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 Annette Vandenberg, Executive Director of the West Grand Neighborhood Organization to discuss the lack of affordable housing in Grand Rapids. 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.

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