Social Justice

Development News Robert Cloy

“Shade is an equity issue.”


Feature Story Residents of the Ottawa County Juvenile Dentention Center collected more than 1,500 individual items and from them created 125 care package bags for those experiencing homelessness.

Juvenile detention residents helping homeless, others in need


Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ottawa County DEI office details first year on the job


Feature Story Sheri Harris, co-founder of Holland Helpers.
Feature Story Meghan Heritage founded The Be Event six years ago to help women "be present" in various areas of their lives as well as give back to others.

Grand Haven nonprofit supports women by providing essentials


Feature Story Michigan Fosters Executive Director Tiffany Kraker and Holland Heights CRC Parsonage Committee Chairman Kevin Anderson stand outside of what is soon to become Journey Home, a place for families navigating foster care.
Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

How Diversity Forum aims to advance equity in Ottawa County


Feature Story West Michigan brewers are modifying the base recipe for the Black is Beautiful stout and making it their own. Proceeds are donated to organizations that raise awareness of racial inequality and promote social justice.

Black is Beautiful collaborative takes hold at Lakeshore breweries


Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry with their four children.

What’s next for Black advocacy in Holland?


Feature Story The 2019 Ability Award recipient Lori Hastings, who is seated in a wheelchair, is pictured with the other award nominees.
Feature Story Hope College professor Jordan VanHemert performs.

How bebop influenced the civil rights movement