Social Justice


Source: Together West Michigan
What Happens When 20 Local Orgs Team Up to Improve Justice and Equity in Their Region? Find Out Tomorrow

The organization, led by everyday citizens who directly experience the problems they seek to improve, will invite the public to join their movement for justice and equity during the meeting, and will ask public officials in attendance to make a pledge of active partnership. The public is invited to attend all parts of this event.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Pride Month in Michigan.
History, Lingo, and Events: Be a Better Ally with this Pride Guide

It's Pride Month, a time when members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies attend events across the state to celebrate.

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How Michigan Residents Can Tell if Lead Should Be a Concern in Their Home

Environmental lawyer Nick Leonard filters all the water he drinks and cooks with. Under certain conditions, you should too.

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‘Our World Could Be So Much Better’: Michigan Women Open Up About Life After Prison

In prison, people find passions and ways to contribute to the common good. But once released, they’re left without much guidance.

American holiday Black Freedom (Jubilee, Cel-Liberation) Day concept. Juneteenth flag on white.
The Real End of Slavery Will Finally Be Celebrated as a Federal Holiday

Every single member of Michigan's Congressional delegation voted in favor of making Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
A Journey to Equality: The Real State of Michigan Pride in 2021

The Republican-controlled legislature is promoting bigotry against transgender youth while symbolically recognizing Pride for the first time. That worries state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.

Aimee Stephens, photo courtesy the American Civil Liberties Union
Why the Late Aimee Stephens, a Transgender Civil Rights Hero, is a Michigan Woman to Celebrate

Donna Stephens opens up about her wife, the late LBGTQ rights champion Aimee Stephens, and her enduring legacy for Women's History Month.