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.

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UPDATE: GRCRC issued a statement of thanks to Flamingo Lounge for apologizing and canceling the event. 

The Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission issued a press release encouraging respect and cultural sensitivity during costume events following an incident in which a West Side bar promoted a party themed Cowboys and Indians. For WGVU’s Mutually Inclusive Mariano Avila has the story.

“Nobody wants to get a press release calling them out for their behavior.”

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we talk with Al Vanderberg, Ottawa County Administrator, about the Ottawa County Cultural Intelligence Committee. Joining the conversation 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

Oct 6, 2017

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we talk with WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, about WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity.

Mariano Avila / WGVU

  LINC UP held a ceremony last night announcing the winners of its annual Community Spirit Awards which also kicked off its Empowered Communities Conference. For WGVU’s Mutually Inclusive, Mariano Avila has the story.

Jeremy DeRoo, executive director of LINC set the tone of the awards and conference saying that all the nominees and presenters whether they work on African American unemployment or children’s lead levels in zip code 49507 have one thing in common.

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Grand Rapids Nonprofit LINC-UP is hosting the second-annual Empowering Communities Conference at DeVos place tonight and tomorrow. For WGVU’s Mutually Inclusive, Mariano Avila has more.

“It really is a chance for us to bring together a lot of people who are doing great work in Grand Rapids and around the country and have a chance to listen to what these things are and get inspired, get renewed, get some new ideas, and improve the quality of work that we all are doing.”

Rapid Growth Media

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations and individuals advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Michelle Jokisch Polo, on the ground editor with Rapids Growth Media. 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 Vanessa Gutierrez, a DACA recipient who lives in Holland, MI. She is a young professional, an advocate in her community, and secretary of the board of directors at Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates. Joining the discussion are WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell, project director of WGVU’s grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the area of racial equity, and Mariano Avila, WGVU inclusion reporter.

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