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.

Inclusion and Equity:

Apr 13, 2018

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.

What is white privilege? 

“White Privelege is simple, it’s the benefits, the perks, it’s the rewards you receive simply because you have white skin.” 

That’s Eddie Moore, founder and Director of the White Privilege Conference. He says it was in Iowa, where he got his PhD in educational leadership, that he envisioned a conference to discuss social privilege around racial identity—although the Conference has a wider scope. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning WGVU’s Mariano Avila and Steve Chappell join us to discuss a new 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.

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