Aug. 9, 2017; WZZM13
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’ve ever needed an excuse to try a new restaurant, or an old favorite, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is it!
… Restaurants donate $1 from each meal sold to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Reservations are available for select locations!
Aug. 8, 2017; therapidian.org
On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issues — criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis — by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.
… Dr. Andre Fields, counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, spoke about shared responsibility for the situation Grand Rapids finds itself in as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans. He said, “White people have downloaded a superiority complex. Until they unlearn that superiority, they’ll have a hard time having racial empathy. On the black side, we have to unlearn that internal sense that I cant overcome racism and build the life that I want. We have to take responsibility for our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods.”