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On The Ground

Blanca Santizo

Women of the avenue: The strength of Grandville Ave.

Samariz Hernández Cruz

We remember Samariz Hernandez Cruz: a legacy of advocacy, strength, and leadership


A shared meal on Grandville Avenue

Sue Garza, directora de la Biblioteca Cook y Erica Tomas Juarez

Eliminating zero tolerance: advocacy, changing law and efforts towards restorative practices


Rumsey Street: Leaving behind a history of sacred space

Synia Jordan

Synia Jordan: A legacy of refusal and advocacy on Grandville Avenue


Dominga Lucas-Pérez: Raising up indigenous voices of persistence on Grandville Avenue


Dismantling racism: the fight for immigration reform

Samariz Hernández Cruz at Cesar Chavez Elementary School

On the Ground: The Heart of Grandville Avenue


VIDEO: On The Ground highlights the Southeast Community of Grand Rapids


Intersections of race and class: The food divide in Grand Rapids' southeast community


Together in faith on Burton Street

Kasandra Lott, gerente de Linc Up Soul Food Cafe

'It shows anyone can do anything': How Linc Up Soul Food Café is driving change

Rebeca Velazquez-Publes resident of the SE neighborhood of GR

'How do we rally for one another?' For Rebeca Velazquez-Publes, a life of fighting oppression

Traci Whiting, Coordinadora del Grupo Minoritario de Gilda's Club

Leaders of color are empowering southeast community to take charge of breast health


In a world of uncertainty & struggle, advocates give voice to parents and students

Patty Eilers, resident of the Southeast community of Grand Rapids

Rising rents & displacement: The need for affordable housing in Grand Rapids

Herman Lee

'This city needs to wake up': The fight for affordable housing in Grand Rapids


From hip-hop to Islam to oils: How a Madison Square entrepreneur launched his one-of-a-kind business

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