Your Presence Matters October 6!
“This will be a joyful gathering,” said Elder Doug King, Pastor of Grace Covenant Ministries and President of ISAAC. “We expect hundreds of people who share our faith values of fairness, equity, opportunity and loving support for all God’s children, and who also share our desire to show our community leaders that they have the support they need to enact these policy changes.”
ISAAC will present the issues prioritized last fall by the 23 ISAAC member congregations and organizations, then advocate improved policies and practices based on our shared faith values:
- Anti-Racism – Supporting business leaders willing to take anti-racism training and who will hire community members who have felt isolated in the process of finding employment
- Early Childhood & Education – Building the community’s capacity to respond effectively to children and their families who face traumatic stress
- Youth Violence Prevention – Advocating for legislation that supports common sense gun laws
- Youth Violence Prevention – Expanding our community organizing and leadership training for youth to be “Future Leaders for Peace.”
“These changes will bring hope, root-cause transformations and increased opportunity to our community,” said Dr. Charlae Davis, Executive Director of ISAAC.
There is no charge for the event, but donations to ISAAC are gratefully encouraged. Donations to St. Luke’s Diaper Bank are also encouraged. Disposable diapers in all sizes, wipes and diaper creams are welcome at the door. More than 1 in 3 Kalamazoo families struggle to provide diapers, which are not covered by SNAP and WIC.
The ISAAC 2016 Public Meeting is on Thursday evening October 6, in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church gymnasium, 120 Roberson Street at North Burdick in Kalamazoo. Doors open at 6:00 pm for live music while the crowd is seated for the free program starting at 6:45 pm. All are invited. Childcare is available.
Overflow parking is at the Family Health Center across the street, on the corner of North Burdick and Paterson St. See you then!