Grand Rapids

End the Contract with ICE: Kent County Commission Meeting

Date: 
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:30am

Join the ACLU of Michigan, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, and the mother of Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, the veteran and U.S. citizen handed over to ICE by the Kent County sheriff to demand that Kent County END their contract with ICE immediately. All members of our community deserve to live free from the threat of detention and deportation by ICE!

Location: 
300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2201, United States

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MEDICARE4All Barnstorm

Date: 
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

THIS IS A NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION "NATIONWIDE!!"sponsored by Our Revolution, National Nurses United and Progressive Democrats of America. Over 70% of Americans want #MedicareForAll, but politicians won't pass this bill without public pressure. Find out how you can mobilize your community to win #MedicareForAll. Put #PeopleOverProfit, and cover everyone regardless of income or health condition. EVERYBODY IN. NOBODY OUT.

Location: 
CWA Union Hall
Address: 
3281 Kentland Ct SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548

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Michigan Climate Action Summit

Date: 
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

SOLD OUT! Join us on Facebook Live starting at 8:45 AM on Thursday, Feb 21.

JOIN US on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for the Michigan Climate Action Summit, at the Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids.

https://www.miclimateaction.org/michigan_climate_action_summit

The Summit will bring together climate advocates, activists, and policymakers, including mayors and state leaders, to set a bold new agenda for Michigan to move forward on climate.

Location: 
Eberhard Center at GVSU
Address: 
301 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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Progressive Mixer & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Date: 
Wed, Jan 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Beltline Bar is famous for their delicious food, atmosphere and fundraisers for good causes. Our Revolution – West Michigan and Grand Rapids United Progressives have teamed up with them to offer an evening of mingling with local progressive activists, enjoying great food, and giving to a great charity at the same time!! The Beltline Bar will donate 15% of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood, which will help allow them to continue their work to help women in need in our area.

Location: 
Beltline Bar
Address: 
16 28th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548

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Women's March Grand Rapids 2019

Date: 
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Start 2019 off with a clear message that women will not be silenced! Join us in giving voice to the multitude of issues that women/femmes experience on a daily basis at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Women's March. This event will be inclusive and intersectional, as all feminist movements should be.

We have a number of speakers lined up for this event. The march will be approximately 30 minutes through the downtown area, looping back to Calder Plaza.

https://www.facebook.com/events/572445373202912/

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

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Choose Your Issue 2019

Date: 
Sat, Jan 12, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Several groups will be giving 5 minute presentations and remain available to speak with those interested in the group. VNP, CCL, LCV, LWV, PWA and a Pollinator Champion (Native Michigan bees), Wild Ones River City Chapter (native plants) and possibly other groups not yet confirmed. This is a non-partisan event. Kashk, hummus and pita bread will be served. And apple pie and some other dessert to be determined. Bring your own beverage.

https://www.facebook.com/events/134819677419731/

Location: 
2958 Reeds Lake Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2041, United States

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Grand Rapids Whitmer Winter Warm-Up

Date: 
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whitmer-winter-warm-up-grand-rapids-registration-53310035752

Come meet Governor Whitmer and Lt. Governor Gilchrist at this FREE event with special activities and refreshments for the whole family!

Bring a new or gently used book to be donated to a Michigan child in need.

This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

Location: 
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Address: 
272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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NAACP GR Youth Council Meeting

Date: 
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Greater Grand Rapids NAACP Youth Council hosts its monthly meetings on the first Tuesday’s of every month from 7-8pm.

Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 550 Junior Youth Councils, Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights across our country.

Questions? Contact: grnaacpyc@gmail.com
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#grnaacpyc #civicengagement #grassrootsorganizing

Location: 
Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Address: 
1530 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit (#2019GRSummit)

Date: 
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. We are at capacity.

Formal registration is needed and will be open February 14 2019 at www.grandrapidsmi.gov/summit, but for now click "Going" for this event and follow Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Facebook to receive updates and announcements! Registration is free, but the event does cost money to provide, so please only register if you plan to prioritize your attendance. Thanks for understanding!

Location: 
Grand Valley State University, 401 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI

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Annual Election Meeting

Date: 
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

This meeting is the general election. Join us to vote, hear about what is coming up in 2019 for the GRWP, and how you can be involved.

Current nominations
Shannon Abbott, President (current Vice President)
OPEN, Vice President
Lori Beck, Secretary (incumbent)
Pam Allard, Treasurer (incumbent)
Dick B, Sargent at Arms

Nominations for Vice President or throwing your hat in the ring is accepted still.
We are also looking for people to be active volunteers to help with social media and fundraising/grants.

Location: 
Roots Brew Shop
Address: 
600 7th St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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