This month, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Public Thread's Industrial Commercial Sewing Certificate Program cohort graduates.
The 16-week course certifies students as skilled industrial sewers, a career with wages starting from $17 to $23 per hour. The program costs $100 for Grand Rapids residents and $500 for non-residents.
Today, race remains the primary indicator of proximity to toxic materials. The Environmental Justice movement seeks to address the inequities of environmental protection with all people's fair treatment and meaningful involvement.
At Public Thread, we support environmental justice by creatively disrupting systems.