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For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.

GVSU Students present 'Act On Racism'.

Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., from the department of Socialogy at GVSU, contacted our office a few months back.  She wanted to use the Peter Wege Auditorium for a production to be put on by GVSU students - a 'theater of the opressed,' she said.

She clarified: Brazilian Augusto Boal first refined techniques of the "Theater of the Oppressed" in the 1950's. Boal used this type of theatre as means of knowledge and transformation of reality in the social and relational field.  The audience becomes active, such that as they explore, show,...

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CMC Created Website Wins Award

Posted: 03/22/2011

CMC Created Website Wins Award

The CMC is proud to join the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in celebrating their website recieving a Bronze Award for excellence in communication from the Council on Foundation’s Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. The annual program seeks to recognize and encourage excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs across the nation. Robert King, Vice President PR & Marketing for the Community Foundation had this to say about the experience:

We are very pleased to have a website that is considered one of...
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GRTagTour Launched

Posted: 02/23/2011

GRTagTour Launched

The CMC is proud to announce the launch of www.GRTagTour.com, a smart phone walking tour of downtown Grand Rapids. The site, developed by the CMC IT team, is a collaboration between the CMC, Experience Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Historical Commission, and Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance, and includes original illustrations by local artist Christy Beckwith. While there is an excellent desktop website, the project is made to be taken on the tour using your internet enabled smart phone. 13 sites for the different stops around downtown are...

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Become a 'CULT CLASSIC' when you support Wealthy Theatre!

You may have heard by now that Wealthy Theatre is, indeed, 100 years old. You may have also heard about our Centennial Campaign that we launched January 1, 2011. With this campaign, we hope to cut overhead through greening initiatives, refresh technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, and broaden community accessibility; thereby helping propel Wealthy Theatre into it’s second century!

If you’re just finding out now about our different Supporter “Thank You” Levels, they are simply various levels that we have created which...

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Supporting Our Sustainable Centennial is easy!

We launched our Centennial Campaign at Midnight on January 1, 2011, as we began our Centennial anniversary. We’ve consulted with experts and designed comprehensive, complementary yet feasible upgrades that allow us to look forward with confidence and optimism. To accomplish our goals and overcome our challenges, we’ll cut overhead through greening initiatives, refresh technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, and broaden community accessibility.

What can you do? Help us preserve this Historic Theatre for another 100 years (Or...

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