Grand Rapids

City Manager Candidate Forum

Date: 
Mon, Feb 5, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Grand Rapids City Commission wants to hear your input on who manages your local government, so it is inviting residents, business leaders and other community stakeholders to a forum featuring finalists for the city manager job.

The City Manager Candidate Forum will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. The event will include opportunities for community members to have one-on-one conversations with each candidate.

Location: 
Wealthy Theatre
Address: 
1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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(MDP) Meet Drunk Progressive Mixer

Date: 
Thu, Jan 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join together with the Greater Grand Rapids Young Democrats as we host a progressive mixer where like minded people can get together and have some fun before the real work of 2018 begins. We'll have tables and space available for folks to network and enjoy each others company.

Please invite all your friends, let's pack this place with progressives!

NOTE: the location has been moved across the street because of a scheduling error. Grand Rapids Garage Bar and Grill.

Location: 
Garage Bar and Grill
Address: 
820 Monroe Avenue NW suite 155, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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General Meeting at GVSU Club Room (Room 107C)

Date: 
Sun, Jan 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431, United States

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Community Solutions

Date: 
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The event is located in the Applied Technology Center at the GRCC downtown campus right next door to the GRCC library. It is located inside the ATC building in the Auditorium.

Join us for a screening of the documentary film “The 13th”. In this thought provoking film scholars, activist, & politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans & The US prison boom. There will be a panel discussion which will include city leaders, activist & candidates on how we can fight against this injustice that is occurring.

Location: 
151 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3254, United States
Address: 
140 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

ACLU West Michigan Regular Monthly Meeting

Date: 
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Please spread the word! Bring friends.

Join the ACLU of Western Michigan Local Unit on the third Thursday of the month for its monthly meeting and learn how you can get involved in civil-rights and civil-liberties issues that matter most to you in your community. The ACLU of Western Michigan is engaged in a variety of activism, public education and awareness, and engagement and recruitment activities The next scheduled meeting will take place December 21, at the Wealthy Theater Annex in Grand Rapids.

Our primary issues this month will be:

Location: 
1110 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1543, United States

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Progressive Campaign School

Date: 
Sun, Feb 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

SIGN UP HERE, SPACE IS LIMITED: https://goo.gl/forms/xaPizqrmM3xnHIB53

Are you a progressive thinking about running for office in 2018, but are unsure about the mysterious process of campaigning? Or do you want to know more about campaigns so you can be a better super-volunteer? We've got the "school" for you!

Progressive Campaign School by the One Michigan Alliance.

Location: 
GVSU - Richard M. Devos Center
Address: 
401 Fulton St., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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J20 GR

Date: 
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fed up? Ready to start the year proactively? Let's go! It's time to voice our displeasure in the current administration to let them know we're still mad as hell.

Speakers (so far):
Geoff Gillis from GR Rapid Response to ICE
Joe Cadreau
Dana Knight from Black Lives Matter Greater Grand Rapids
Raina Cook from Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids

If your organization has literature/materials you would like to pass out please contact us.

Dress for the weather. This is January in Michigan.

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

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Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network Meeting

Date: 
Wed, Jan 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

GGRREN is taking a new direction, and will no longer be acting as an educational space. We will be shifting our focus to become a network for internal dialogue and support that is led both by and for People of Color in Greater Grand Rapids, with attention to supporting individuals on an interpersonal level.

Updated Mission Statement:
The Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network (GGRREN) is a network of individuals that centers People of Color and is organized to promote, produce, and support action that advances racial equity.

Location: 
Linc Gallery At 341 Hall St. Se

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Create the Grand Rapids Unit's 2018 Calendar of Activities

Date: 
Sun, Jan 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab a dish to pass and join our leadership team at Mary Blauw's Eastown neighborhood home (message us for the address when you RSVP) for a potluck and to make concrete plans for what nonpartisan activities to engage in and when during 2018. Some of the options include marching in the Hollyhock Lane Parade on the 4th of July, conducting voter registration, participating in Get Out the Vote efforts, and poll watching. If you can't make it, drop us a note and make sure we know what your specific interests are!

Location: 
Grand Rapids, MI

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Progressive Mixer - because we need each other!

Date: 
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Are you a true progressive? Do you feel alone sometimes when you think of all that is wrong? Well, you're not!! Come join us and get to know our progressive community, bring your thoughts, ideas and a smile. It's also "wing' night, so bring an appetite. This event is being put on by GRAND RAPIDS UNITED PROGRESSIVES and the KENT COUNTY PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS.

https://www.facebook.com/events/344932305916476/

Location: 
Big E's Sports Grill Grand Rapids
Address: 
2325 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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