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Artwork highlights a People’s History in Grand Rapids – Print #11 – Animal Rights Movement in West Michigan

Last semester, art students in Brett Colley’s GVSU class on printmaking, invited me to come talk about the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. The intent of the class was to have students investigate their own part of a People’s History … Continue reading

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It’s not important that we win every battle. What’s important is that we fight. Interview with Cole Dorsey on the History of Animal Rights Organizing in West Michigan

We recently interviewed Cole Dorsey, who was an active member of West Michigan for Animals in the 1990s in Grand Rapids.  How old were you when you joined West MI for Animals? What motivated you or inspired you to get … Continue reading

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The Birth of West Michigan for Animals and their Anti-Rodeo Campaign

Last winter, we posted an introductory article about one of the earliest known Animal Rights/Animal Liberation groups in the Grand Rapids area, known as West Michigan for animals. In that initial posting we made the point that the current efforts … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Rights of Animals has a long history in Grand Rapids

This is the first posting in a series of articles and interviews that deals with the organizing around animal rights and animal liberation in West Michigan. There has been some new attention given to Animal Rights in Grand Rapids, with … Continue reading

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