There’s usually an air of irreverence in my blog posts. I’m going to, kinda, hold off on that for this one. This is very important to my personally, as well as the greater community around me. So thanks for checking this out. Let’s start with an introduction into a local non-profit, The Diatribe:
This is my interview with, among many other titles and honors, the Executive Director of The Diatribe–Marcel “Fable” Price. We talk about his personal and professional background, and his non-profit that is doing some really innovative, exciting stuff to benefit underserved people in Kent County, Michigan.
The Kent County Commission denied The Diatribe of 2 million dollars of federal funding. They gave money to 30 projects. The Diatribe was ranked 12th out of over 300 projects. So then…??? But how…???
Here’s the full meeting (which I spoke at, if you watch far enough into), followed by Marcel’s/The Diatribe‘s response:
I showed up for the meeting. That’s one way I helped. I’ve donated money. Not an earth-shattering amount, but a little bit helps if a lot of people do it. And then I asked Marcel to sit down with me on my podcast to spread the word about what happened, but also where The Diatribe goes from here.
In the spirit of spreading the word as far as I can, I asked the Grand Rapids podcaster Kirk Ross from A Talk in the Attic if we could set up back to back interviews in his studio (The Attic). Kirk was onboard, so before I talked to Marcel, which you can listen to below the video, this happened:
If you live or work in Grand Rapids, or the nearby area, this affects you. If you believe in changing not policies, but entire systems, this could be something that inspires others throughout the rest of the country. People who are tired of entire segments of the population being underserved and redlined, but don’t know what to do.
Learn more about the organization, their social media community, find out different ways to support that isn’t giving money, and/or donate to this group of artists who are trying to make significant, innovative changes to better humankind in there little pocket of the world:
Thank you, good people!
Please support The Diatribe. Thank you!