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.

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.

Mariano Avila / WGVU

Thousands marched from Garfield Park to the Calder Plaza as part of the “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration in Grand Rapids. 

It felt more like an improvised rally than a protest. Row after row made the three-mile trek to the sounds of drums.

Music.

And the usual chants.

But of course, it wasn't a rally. 

-"We are here with Carla Barbei, she's one of the organizers of the march 'A Day Without Immigrants."

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Phillip Nguyen, President of the Vietnamese American Community of Grand Rapids. 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 Shannon Cohen and Pat Sosa VerDuin, co-founders of Sisters Who Lead and alumni of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship. 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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