Podcasts In the Park: Race, Opportunity & Obstacles

posted by Chris Kotcher on 10/05/2020

Podcasts In the Park is a collage of conversations from a diverse group of local thought leaders and creatives that call Grand Rapids home. These conversations are rooted in present day truth and visionary aspirations for the future as we discuss the complexities of race, opportunity and obstacles in Grand Rapids. Bring a chair and join us at Rosa Parks Circle Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. Presented by Start Garden, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc, Grand Rapids Chamber, Experience Grand Rapids, The Bridge, the City of Grand Rapids, & the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.

Video stream powered by GRTV & the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Live-streamed into Facebook & broadcast on GRTV ch.25.

Live sound production by Triumph Music Academy

Full Exposure with Mark Washington:
A candid conversation with Grand Rapids most significant civic leader about opportunities and obstacles of management lead government, leading during a pandemic and being Grand Rapids’ first black City Manager. Join Brian Kelly of the Full Exposure Podcast as he interviews Mark Washington, Grand Rapids City Manager.

Latina in Grand Rapids:
A candid conversation between a group of Latina civic leaders in Grand Rapids. These leaders have a range of expertise from working in workforce development, working with creatives/entrepreneurs, and ensuring equitable space making and health equity. Moderated by Mercedes Barragan, with panelists Lorena Aguayo-Marquez, Krystle Duthil, Celeste Sanchez Lloyd, and Noemi Gonzalez.

In My Humble Opinion:
Join this fast paced, honest and often hysterical performance of the fast growing IMHO podcast, which sheds light on the experience of being black in Grand Rapids.

Intermission entertainment brought to you by Kyd Kane, AutoPilot, and Fable The Poet of the Diatribe The Diatribe uses performing arts to empower young people to share their stories and be active members in their communities. Contact: info@TheDiatribe.org  https://thediatribe.org/

A Note on Safety Precautions These outdoor events will allow organizers and participants to follow state guidelines on crowd capacity, social distancing and sanitation • Events will be limited to 100 attendees. • People not a part of the same household will be required to maintain six feet of distance from one another. • Even though outdoors, masks are encouraged while attending these events and are required when six feet of social distance cannot be consistently maintained. • Bridge GR organizers will meet with the Kent County Health Department for safety tips. • Each organizer has submitted a thoughtful mitigation plan to the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events to ensure proper measures are in place to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. • Attendees are asked to follow the procedures that event organizers have in place. Let’s get together – safely and responsibly – to celebrate the art, artists and cultural organizations that make this region special!