Stories tagged: "racial 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.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA - June 19th, 2021: African American community members of Milwaukee held a parade to celebrate Juneteenth holiday.
A List of Michigan Juneteenth Events, Sorted by Where You Live

Check out Juneteenth events happening near you.

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
He Was Unfairly Arrested. Here’s What He Has to Say About Police Reform.

A Springfield father was arrested in front of his children while collecting signatures to form a tenants' association. “It was very traumatizing," he said.

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather at a rally to protest and demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality, in Portland, Maine. As a new generation steps up, activists and historians believe there’s important work for white people: Listening to black voices and following rather than leading, for one, and the deep introspection it takes to confront unconscious bias and the perks of privilege that come just from being white. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Keep Going Michigan: Six Ways to Join the Fight for Racial Equality

Everyday activism begins at home before spreading to your own backyard. Here are some tips to get you started.

MIFFS Saginaw Chippewa Tribe 7th Generation Farm Hoophouse Build. (Photo via Facebook)
This Group Is Making Sure Farmers of Color Get a Cut of the USDA’s $3 Million in Grants

Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) is beginning to approach the long history of racial injustice in agriculture and our current food system.

Top: Both young and old Ypsilantians used chalk to collaborate on this display for Pride. (Photo courtesy of Matt Hamilton) Bottom: A furry friend takes in the rainbow decor. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Ws)
PHOTOS: Pride Is Adding Some Much Needed Color and Hope to This Michigan Community

Even a pandemic can’t stop Pride Month in Ypsilanti.