Entries by Breannah Alexander

From Charlottesville to Grand Rapids

A Statement from Partners for a Racism-Free Community on Charlottesville: “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Those words by insightful author and civil rights activist James Baldwin captures the race based death and destruction highlighted in Charlottesville, VA this week. Unfortunately, Charlottesville is just […]

PRFC Hiring for Executive Director

Greetings! Partners for a Racism-Free Community (PRFC), a Grand Rapids-based organization dedicated to dismantling racism, is seeking applications for a full-time Executive Director to lead its work to promote racial equity.  We are searching for persons with demonstrated leadership ability who are passionate about the vision and mission of PRFC. Applicants can submit their resumes […]

Forest Hills flag incident is teachable moment for adults: Consider the realities of others before acting

This piece was initially published September 20, 2016 on The Rapidian and written by Director of Strategic Programs, Breannah Alexander. Growing up, I was never allowed to play with toy guns; this restriction came without explanation or justification. That was the way it was. I was once gifted this really cool wooden rubber band gun […]