The very problem that is faced in GR is encapsulated in how you phrased things in this. Grand Rapids is all about the white savior activism, but also wants to look diverse. It shouldn’t be a question of “how do we get poc to show up” but should be us asking ourselves “how can we better show up and support activists, communities , and organizations that are led by people of color”. But whiteness doesn’t like standing in solidarity, it likes leading while calling things solidarity.
If you are upset at getting called out for expecting all the answers to be given to you, take a step back to realize the exploitation you are engaging in