THU SEP 29 - 6:00 PM

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE - Main Branch

RacismInGR Community Conversations

#RacisminGR Community Conversations is a series of dialogues for community members to discuss and reflect on experiences with racism, bias and inequity in Grand Rapids. These events are open spaces for discussion. Our goal is to create safe spaces for brave conversations around tough subjects that impact the livability and vitality of our community.

This event is free.


1.02 The Kingsroad | Game Of Thrones 
Look at me and tell me what you see. What you see is a dwarf. If I had been born a peasant, they might have left me out in the woods to die. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock. Things are expected of me. My father was the Hand of the King for twenty years. Until your brother killed that king…Yes. Until my brother killed him. Life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king, and my repulsive nephew will be king after him. I must do my part for the honor of my house; wouldn’t you agree? But how? Well, my brother has his sword, and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow. 



FRI SEP 23 - 5:00 PM

Calder Plaza

Beauty of Tziyon & Natural Hair GR Presents: Hairfest 2016

Natural Hair GR Hairfest 2016

ArtPrize Opening Weekend

Art. NeoSoul. Fashion

“This is a special showcase of local natural hairstylists in
collaboration with Multicultural Artists in Grand Rapids.”

This event expands and diversifies downtown Grand Rapids by showcasing a cultural celebration of art, beauty, fashion, and
more. This event will be promoted in the West Michigan Region Grand Rapids and Muskegon area.

Natural Hair GR seeks to cultivate a creative culture centered around Black Art, Natural Hair & Beauty, and Holistic Health in Grand Rapids. This is an annual showcase and celebration of our identity, artists, and businesses.

This is a free event and no cover charge to attend

Hairstylists Showcase

Kendra TheStylist Salon Serenity
Josephine White Jojo’s House of Beauty
Sheena Webb GiftedHands BySheena
Beauty of Tziyon Beauty of Tziyon Boutique
Bang Blow Dry Bar
Dominique Antonio Alvarerez

Natural Hair GR Honoring Awards
Cultural Award-Della Marie Levi
Natural Hair GR Entrepreneurship- Jerry White Reflection Salon
Community Award- Lady Love Barbershop

Art // Health // Beauty Vendors
Rock Candy Earrings by Della Marie
Ms. Jewels Hair Care
Osofo Maame Boutique
Afro Princess Publishing Company
Serein Naturals
New Era Jewelry
POE Organics
Centralian Shoppe
Nic Nacs Tasty Treats
Marji Liz
African Flair Quilts

After Glow
Musical Performances & Special Guests
Mama Sol & Tha NUTS
Guest DJs

Vendors, Stylists, Model Call, Special Guests, and Additional Informaton Soon*