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.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Belinda Bardwell, Project Manager, Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers) and Graduate Assistant of the GVSU Kutsche Office of Local History talking about our Native American community. Joining Lin 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

Undocumented Michigan residents have been receiving scam calls from people posing as Immigration officials demanding money. 

[Ring, ring]

It sounds legit:

“You’ve reached the Superior Court of California County of Riverside...”

It’s unclear how, but the callers find numbers for undocumented immigrants and tell them that if they don’t pay $400 plus  for ESL classes, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, or ICE, will deport them. Which is what happened to one undocumented Michigander who immediately called his lawyer, Pamela Davies.

WGVU

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Rishi Makkar Singh who is of the Sikh faith, and also the owner of Rishi’s International Beverage of Grand Rapids. Joining Rishi is Mariano Avila, WGVU’s Inclusion Reporter, and 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 advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Piper Kerman

Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman will Keynote in Grand Rapids Tuesday Night at Fountain Street Church.

Piper Kerman says she wants to call attention to issues in the criminal justice system—especially those affecting girls and women.

“There’s three really important things that drive women’s involvement in crime or in potentially their incarceration. And that is substance abuse, a high incidence of mental illness or mental heath problems and an incredibly high incidence of physical victimization.”

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