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 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.

Inclusion and Equity

Apr 14, 2017

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from 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

Shafer Photography / Shafer Photography

Grand Rapids has a new poet laureate! The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation announced today that Marcel Price, better known as Fable the Poet, will be our new ambassador of letters. However, more interesting is that he is the first laureate of color, the first one under age 40 and the first one without a college degree. Yet, his career speaks for itself, as he tours the country regularly with his poems. For WGVU’s Mutually Inclusive, Mariano Avila brings us this extended interview with Fable.

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