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Human Relations Commission

  1. Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype

    October 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - October 22, 2020 @ Virtual Streaming Event. Register at

    Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse -- accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. They are also a rising force in American politics. Yet across the American media landscape, from the broadcast airwaves to cable television and Hollywood film, the reality and richness of the Latino experience are difficult to find. In Latinos Beyond Reel scholars, journalists, community leaders uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation of Latinos in US news and entertainment media, where Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals. The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes, and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos

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  2. The Art of Listening (2) LISTENING: AN ACT OF HOSPITALITY

    October 22, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual series. Register at

    This is the second in a free, three-part virtual series, The Art of Listening: Navigating Difficult Conversations LISTENING: AN ACT OF HOSPITALITY Kyle J. A. Small, Professor of Church Leadership and Director of Research and Learning for Churches in Mission Listening is an act of hospitality. We do this as readers with books. Even more, we need to do this with one another as living texts carrying wisdom from our daily lives. We will listen to one another through the reading of a text and through being present to one another. We will learn to listen as an act of hospitality to one another and to ourselves for the sake of peace and human flourishing.

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Planning, Zoning & Historic Preservation

  1. Planning Commission UDO Study Meeting

    October 22, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Remote via Zoom

    Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Study Meetings are generally held by the Planning Commission on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3 - 5 p.m. In the month of October an additional meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. To confirm meeting details please call the department of Community & Neighborhood Services at 616-355-1330 or email

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  2. Board of Appeals

    October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM @ City Hall

    The Board of Appeals generally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. for a study session in the Employee Lounge and 6:00 p.m. for the regular meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1st floor, 270 S. River Avenue. To confirm the meeting time and date or if you have any questions, please contact the department of Community & Neighborhood Services at 616-355-1330 or by email at

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Streets Division

  1. 20th, 21st & Cleveland Road Work

    March 23, 2020, 7:00 AM - October 30, 2020, 7:00 PM

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  2. E 8th St closed;ChicagoDr-US-31

    October 5, 2020, 7:00 AM - November 25, 2020, 7:00 PM

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  3. 16th St Construction Update

    October 12, 2020, 7:00 AM - October 31, 2020, 7:00 PM

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  4. E 16th St - Phase 3 Construction

    October 12, 2020, 7:00 AM - October 31, 2020, 7:00 PM

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