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.

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.

Larry Nassar, the sports doctor who was convicted for molesting 190 girls and women earlier this month has been making headlines nationally. Katie Strang is the managing editor of The Athletic, a sports news publication in Michigan. Her coverage of the Nassar’s trial stood out in that it centered the stories of the women who spoke out and stood up to the doctor who abused so many. WGVU’s Mariano Avila talked to Katie Strang about her coverage.  A warning, accounts of abuse described here may be disturbing. 

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“When you read that there were 190 women sexually abused, that’s a number. It is something entirely different to see a young girl with bangs and braces, and someone that fiddles with their necklace and has tears rolling down her cheeks, and is shaking reading her letter.”

Katie Strang is the managing editor at the sports news site “The Athletic.com” She tells me that when Larry Nassar’s trial began, she dropped everything to tell the story from the survivor’s point of view, starting with Rachael DenHollander, the first woman to come forward.

Linc Up / lincup.org/

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Denavvia Mojet, Strategic Communications Coordinator with LINC UP here to talk about their programming and events. Joining the discussion from WGVU are grant writer, Steve Chappell, and inclusion reporter, Mariano Avila.

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