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Arcadia Publishing

Grand Rapids Grassroots

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Part of Belt's City Anthology Series.

While Grand Rapids, Michigan is known for large-scale events like ArtPrize; major businesses like Meijer, Steelcase, and Amway; and the philanthropic and political contributions of its wealthiest residents, there are hundreds--if not thousands--of grassroots activists working day-in and day-out to make Grand Rapids what it is. This collection seeks to raise the voices of those individuals and grassroots groups. The editors have joined forces to compile articles, poetry, and personal narratives about and by the grassroots activists of Grand Rapids. Edited by Ashley E. Nickels and Dani Vilella, in this collection, readers will find first-hand stories about:

- The lasting effects of discrimination in the city's Southeast community

- Disability advocacy and food justice

- Traversing the city on moped

- The furniture workers strike of 1911.

A complex portrait of an American city in transition and the tireless work of activists to make it a wonderful, just place to live.

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