GRCC In the News, 7-8-16

‘Black Lives Matter’ March in Holland

July 8, 2016; WTVB AM

HOLLAND (WHTC) — Thursday’s “Black Lives Matter” march in Holland, from Maple Avenue Ministries to the city’s police headquarters on Eighth Street, resulted in more than a show of solidarity against police brutality.

… “If something happens like that in Holland, what would we do? Is there an action plan available? These are things we need to know,” said Theenda “Miss Cookie” Yarbrough, the mother of four and grandmother of one grandson. She’s been active for years in promoting Juneteenth activities and racial reconciliation. Yarbrough also earned an associates degree in criminal justice from Grand Rapids Community College; she said police procedures haven’t been followed in the fatal shootings of unarmed black men.

A big move in preparation for ArtPrize 2016

July 5, 2016; therapidian.org

For SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, and Julie Schenkelberg, a Brooklyn- and Grand Rapids-based artist, moving house recently meant raising a house on Franklin Street SW off its foundation, rotating it and moving across the lot it to a new location on Rumsey Street SW in preparation for Schenkelberg’s project at SiTE:LAB for ArtPrize 2016.

… Documenting the house move in photos and video even became a group endeavor with SiTE:LAB, Stephen Mallon, and Sidecar Studios working together to cover all the angles. The GRCC Photography Program provided support and camera equipment for the documentation.