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.
Free Thought Cafe:
Free Thought Cafe presents:
At IGE, 1118 Wealthy St. S.E., Sunday, August 14, noon-2 p.m. https://www.igegr.org/
Free Thought Cafe
“Systems Thinking, Aligned Incentives, Urban Design: common sense codified?”
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Institute for Global Education, 1118 Wealthy St., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Cuba scored a victory when President Obama moved to normalize relations.
Does it mean an end to more than 50 years of a U.S. blockade against our
neighbor? How will the changes impact the Cuban people? What can we do to
continue acting in solidarity with the people of Cuba and Latin America?
Speaker: Manolo De Los Santos
Manolo De Los Santos works in the Pastors for Peace program, coordinating solidarity projects in Haiti, Cuba and Central America. He helped lead many delegations & caravans to Cuba in civil disobedience of the US blockade. He currently lives in Cuba where he is studying Theology & Philosophy at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7pm
At the Institute for Global Education
1118 Wealthy Street SE Grand Rapids
“Nonviolent Communication can change the world. More importantly, it can change your life. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Peaceful relationships live in the heart….
….but they can be created by simple, radical steps.
Steps are clearly set out in “NVC”, also called Compassionate Communication, with plenty of real life examples. Pragmatic effective steps reduce stresses in any relationship and enliven passion and compassion that you probably didn’t think possible.
Interested? Come hear about NVC on Thursday, June 23rd at IGE – 7-8pm. Bring your friends and real life examples for a lively discussion!
You will be glad you checked NVC out!
June 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
IGE supports Loving Day!
We want to ask you to support the Loving Day Celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016 by bringing photos, children’s drawings, or other images of your family to IGE at 1118 Wealthy St. SE for Loving Day.
This IGE photo wall will be in conjunction with the Ebony Road Players Loving Day Celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 12 Noon to 8pm, between Barth Street and Wealthy Theatre, right behind IGE.
IGE will be open with the Free Thought Café taking place from 12pm to 2pm, followed by an IGE open house from 2pm to 4pm, before everyone moves over to the Wealthy Theater.
Loving Day is celebrated in cities throughout the country in observance of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court Case of 1967, which struck down the criminality of interracial marriage in the United States.
Ebony Road Players is organizing the Loving Day Celebration so please see the attached flyer for more information or visit Loving Day Celebration 2016 for the details.
Free Thought Cafe field trip to Geek Group http://thegeekgroup.org/
And: We’re meeting at the Geek Group at 12:30, Saturday, June 4, 2016 for their tour. It’s their birthday and the place is amazing! The Geek Group is at 902 Leonard NW.
Then after the tour try out the Mitten brewing company down the street at 527 Leonard NW for some coffee, a good pretzel, or a local craft beverage.