Tag Archive | social justice

LINC UP mounts petition drive to prevent cuts to GRPD community programs

LINC UP is asking its neighbors, friends, and supporter to sign the petition to keep GRPD from cutting community programs and staff positions that were created to improve police and community relations! Sign the Petition!

The Grand Rapids Police Department proposed $1,000,000 in budget cuts as a response to the economic crisis created by COVID-19. Almost 3/4 of the proposed cuts are for program and staffing that are meant to improve GRPD’s ability to engage with the community. The GRPD budget supports cutting programs known to be necessary and effective in increasing the diversity of its recruitment efforts, funding to increase community engagement training, and funding for staffing the Deployment study has identified as necessary to advance the data management and information systems of the department. The proposed cuts would keep the City of Grand Rapids and GRPD from reaching goals for strong engagement and racial equity.

Here are 3 Things You Can Do:

  1. Sign and Share the Petition! 
  2. Call and Email Your City Commissioner! You can find their contact information here!
  3. Share the MLIVE article covering the full story on budget reductions! Read the Article!

The Beehive Collective “Dismantling Monoculture”

The Beehive Collective “Dismantling Monoculture” a visual exploration of globalization and militarism in the Americas
The Beehive Design Collective- a non-profit, volunteer driven, political arts organization is headed to Grand Rapids Tuesday March 15!

Collaborative Graphic Design for Movement Building
A hands-on collaborative image making workshop with the Bees at
Red Hydrant Press 314 Straight St. SW Door M
Limited to 50 participants.

Tales of Ants & Economies in the Americas
The Bees present their larger than life banners at
Kendall College Student Commons, 17 Fountain St. NW
On street parking or pay for parking at Ionia/Pearl ramp


Sponsored by Our Kitchen Table, Red Hydrant Press, The Bloom Collective
and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.