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No more 'West Michigan nice': It's time to talk about race, gender & leadership in the workplace
By Anna Gustafson, Managing Editor
Thursday, February 23, 2017
A new research project tells the stories of female leaders of color in West Michigan, and the women's words make it clear: we must be better when it comes to fighting, and acknowledging, racism and sexism in the workplace.
Parks, peas and potential: The best of Michigan Nightlight 2016
By Melinda Clynes
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Before we launch into another year of stories about the issues, people and programs that impact Grand Rapids' children, we wanted to revisit the best-read 2016 Michigan Nightlight stories from Rapid Growth.
Say what? Talking to kids about race doesn't have to be daunting
By Marla R. Miller
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Parents, caregivers and early childhood educators play an important role in helping young children form healthy racial identities and attitudes toward others. But for many adults, talking to kids about race can be uncomfortable. The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance's 'Talking to Kids About Race' workshops empower adults to address the topic that helps children learn to respect and value themselves and others for their own unique racial and ethnic backgrounds while celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusion.
What a rock star & epidemiologist have in common: How Michigan is supporting access to healthy food
By Melinda Clynes
Thursday, December 01, 2016
epidemiologist and a rock star walk into a summit about good food throughout Michigan. It's no joke. People from across Michigan are coming together to make sure people in the state have access to food
, healthy, green, and fair.
Strong fathers, strong families: New program aims to support Latinx community
By Lauren Fay Carlson
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Two Grand Rapids groups, Family Futures and Strong Beginnings, have partnered to better serve an often marginalized community: Latinx fathers. Tackling issues such as language and cultural barriers, immigration fears, transportation needs, and education, the two organizations developed the research that led to the newly-launched Padres Fuertes program.
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