IGE is a meeting place for community groups that share our concerns about human rights and education for multicultural and religious awareness. We promote peaceful conflict resolution through training, workshops with youth and adults, and ongoing community discussion.
20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
at: Saint Andrew Cathedral,
215 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Gratitude for the Past Hope for the Future
CENSUS 2020: HOW IT WILL AFFECT GRAND RAPIDS
at WEALTHY THEATRE
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Panel Discussion with: Mark Washington, City Manager; Nathaniel Moody, 3rd Ward Commissioner; Evelyn Ortiz, Principal Buchanan Elementary; Dr. Julian Guzman, Director, Urban Church Leadership Center; Crystal Bui, President Asian Community Outreach; Pastor Jesus Velez, President of Latino Association of Pastors; Rubin Ndjerarerou, Census Ambassador Grand Rapids; Joseph Jonaitis, Chicago Region US Census Bureau. Moderator Kathi Harris, GR 2020 Census Coordinator
Institute for Global Education Talks, Sponsor
Institute for Global Education – Annual Meeting November 12, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
At Trinity United Methodist Church 1100 Lake Drive S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Agenda for Evening 6:00-6:45 pm- Potluck Dinner 6:45- 7:15 pm Presentation What are Cosecha and Rapid Response?
7:15- 8:00 pm- IGE Annual Meeting 8:00-8:30 pm- Voting for New IGE Board Members
I.G.E. Day of the Dead Altar -Dia de los Muertos –
An Altar honoring local peace and justice witnesses will be on display at the I.G.E. office.
All are welcome. Come visit. Remember. Be Grateful
Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA)
GRAAMA 87 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Hours Opened: Tues-Sat 12-5pm 616-540- 2943
EXHIBITS June- September Local Quilts from “Changing America; The Underground Railroad and March on Washington” & “ City of Hope”: Resurrection City and 1968 Poor People Campaign Nergo League Baseball
POP-EVENTS June-September Rotating exhibits honoring local activist including Carl Smith, Cleo Cross, the Northeast 4, Robert F. Williams, Emory Douglas, Phyllis Scott, the Bergmans and Sonya Hughs. Speakers June- September Local Activist, such as Dr. Emmett Bolden and Dr. Eugene Alston . They will recount their personal accounts in the many activist moments within Grand Rapids.
Please donate to IGE
The Institute for Global Education stands for peace and justice here in Grand Rapids. Please make a donation to keep the Institute for Global Education moving forward.
Every penny goes towards stopping attacks on women, immigrants, unions, African Americans and other oppressed peoples. IGE marched at the airport against Muslim ban. IGE hosts the International Day of Peace where over 150 people participated. IGE supported our union bus drivers of ATU in the struggle to preserve pensions, keep health care benefits, and win a good contract here at the Rapid. IGE rallies and protests against putting children in cages, and taking babies from their parents at the border to ship them to Bethany Christian Services here in Grand Rapids. IGE supported the Young Lords 50 Years Conference in Chicago. IGE has participated in Day of the Dead, Mandela Day, and many other efforts. Together we can build strong movements.
Please donate now! We need your donation more than ever.
COMING EVENTS AT I.G.E
Thursday October 31 to Saturday November 12, 2019 The Day of the Dead Remembrance of I.G.E. founders, members and friends @ I.G.E. Office. All welcome.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019I.G.E. Annual Meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church 1100 Lake Drive S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506 6:00pm – 9:00 pm. Agenda for Evening 6:00-6:45 pm- Potluck Dinner 6:45- 7:15 pm Presentation What are Cosecha and Rapid Response? Speakers: Maria Rojas – Farm worker, mother, long time resident of the valley in Southern Texas, with relatives on both sides of the border. Kathy Siegenthaler – Clinical Social Worker, KSSN Burton Elementary/ Middle School. Supporting children & families affected by immigration crisis. 7:15- 8:00 pm- IGE Annual Meeting 8:00-8:30 pm- Voting for New IGE Board Members
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2019 CENSUS 2020: HOW IT WILL AFFECT GRAND RAPIDS, at WEALTHY THEATRE. Panel Discussion with: Mark Washington, City Manager; Nathaniel Moody, 3rd Ward Commissioner; Evelyn Ortiz, Principal Buchanan Elementary; Dr. Julian Guzman, Director, Urban Church Leadership Center; Crystal Bui, President Asian Community Outreach; Pastor Jesus Velez, President of Latino Association of Pastors; Rubin Ndjerarerou, Census Ambassador Grand Rapids; Joseph Jonaitis, Chicago Region US Census Bureau. Moderator Kathi Harris, GR 2020 Census Coordinator.
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM at: Saint Andrew Cathedral, 20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. All Welcome.
IGE Supports the Young Lords
Institute for Global Education supports Young Lords 50 Years Commemoration
More than 1000 people gathered at DePaul University in Chicago to hear Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez, founder of the Young Lords and Oscar Lopez River, freed political prisoner who spent 34 years in U.S. prison for supporting Puerto Rican independence. The Institute for Global Education funded seven members travel and participation in the Young Lords 50 year events. There was also a conference at DePaul University and a lively march through the Lincoln Park neighborhood with signs, “Free Puerto Rico!” and “Remember the victims of Hurricane Maria and Trump!”
The Young Lords 50 Year Memorial tour honored and remembered the Reverend Bruce and Eugenia Johnson, as well as five members of the Young Lords and Black Panthers who gave their lives for freedom and liberation.
The Rev. Bruce Johnson and his wife Eugenia, of the People’s Church, were murdered in the most horrible way due to their selfless and unwavering support for the Young Lords in the struggle against neighborhood displacement, racism and poverty. In their honor, we gathered at the former site of the People’s Church to rededicate ourselves to their mission for a society with peace and justice!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
50 Years of Young Lords
September 21, at 7:00 p.m. to September 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Sep 21 at 7 PM to Sep 23 at 2 PM
Lincoln Park, Chicago
We are coming back to Lincoln Park to celebrate the birthplace of the Young Lords Movement and their achievements, and to re-commit to continue going forward for self determination for Puerto Rico, all Latino and other oppressed nations, and for neighborhood empowerment.