Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology
Edited by Dani Villela and Ashley Nickels
November 1, 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan is known for large-scale events like ArtPrize; major businesses like Meijer, Steelcase, and Amway; and the philanthropic and political contributions of its wealthiest residents. But there are hundreds, if not thousands of activists working at the grassroots level to make the River City a more just place to live.
In Grand Rapids Grassroots, a new anthology from Belt Publishing coming in November, editors Dani Villela and Ashley Nickels have collected fascinating essays, poems, and articles on the gritty realities of grassroots activism from authors on the front lines of social justice work. Dig into these firsthand accounts of protest and advocacy, and get an insider’s look at the resistance as it unfolds in a modern Rust Belt city.