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.

Layth Alhaidary / WGVU

As the battle between the White House and federal courts continue over the executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, we decided to look at the way that this is affecting people in West Michigan. 

MA: Can you tell me why you left Iraq?

[Martin: Arabic]

[BS: translator] I left Iraq because the war was getting worse and our family was attacked and we had to leave to another country for safety, for ourselves and our family.

Bethany Christian Services

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Dona Abbott, Branch Director of Refugee and Immigrant Programs with Bethany Christian Services, and Dhan Khatiwoda, a refugee from Bhutan, who is employed with Bethany in the area of refugee resettlement, employment and interpretation. 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.

Partners for a Racism-Free Community

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Faye Richardson-Green, Executive Director of Partners for a Racism-Free Community, which exists to deconstruct racism and how it impacts society through education, policy change and social influence. Joining Faye is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, Founder & CEO of the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative here to speak to their mission to create and provide targeted neighborhood collaborative partners with technical, developmental and educational support in order to increase the accessibility of early educational resources for vulnerable children. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K.

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. We will take a look back at accomplishments in 2016 and what activities are being planned for 2017 as part of this project.

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we hear from Sonya Hughes, Vice President of Inclusion with the Grand Rapids Area 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.

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