Summit Marketplace Park Party
In addition to the “traditional” Summit held on May 21st, we are hosting a Summit Marketplace Park Party on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Garfield Park. The Summit Marketplace Park Party will feature community resource tables, local diverse vendors, opportunities to learn about and engage with many City and community initiatives, and lots of entertainment options for the entire family.
We are excited to create this opportunity to connect community members directly with local goods and services. If you are interested in vending or having a community resource table at the July 16th Summit Marketplace Park Party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to use the #2022GRSummit hashtag and tag us on Facebook!
2022 Summit Marketplace Location
Saturday, July 16, 2022
250 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids 49507
What is Summit?
Summit is a transformational day-long learning experience centered around Summit’s core values of resident voice and racial equity. Summit brings Grand Rapids residents and stakeholders together to learn, strategize and connect to strengthen neighborhoods and belonging in community, with the overall goal to make Grand Rapids a more equitable place for all to live, work and play.
Summit features an opening keynote presentation; several workshop options; lunch and lunchtime activities such as a fun photo booth, Zumba, yoga and several thoughtfully curated community resource tables; recognition of Grand Rapids residents for their leadership with Neighborhood Match Fund projects, Anishinaabe opening and closing drum presentation, and a Community Celebration to end the day with everyone who makes Summit special – attendees, volunteers, and sponsors.
2022 Theme: Building Equitable and Healthy Communities
An equitable community is a healthy community where all people can thrive. Racism, in all its forms, is a threat to the health of all of us. This year’s theme was Building Equitable and Healthy Communities based on the social and political determinates of health, and was inspired in part by the recent resolutions declaring racism as a public health crisis in Grand Rapids and Michigan, and by our community’s desire to undo racism and heal the harm it causes.
This year’s theme was a call to educate ourselves and take action within our spheres of influence to advance policies, practices and efforts that foster equity, justice and belonging in our neighborhoods, social and family circles, organizations and city. Workshop tracks are based on social determinants of health (SDoH) and political determinants of health (PDoH).
To learn more about the SDoH and PDoH, please reference the #2022GRSummit Workshop Proposal Submission Guide or visit these websites:
What others are saying about Summit
- “Very diverse! I am hardly ever in such a diverse setting and wish it happened all the time!”
- “I liked that it gave me lots of ideas and resources I can use for my family.”
- “It was awesome…inspirational and informational!”
- “Kids Summit was a great option because it enabled me to attend.”
Want to learn more? Watch this video from a previous Summit!