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2017 Banquet May 6! Dr. Rubén Martinez, Keynote

Mark the evening of Saturday, May 6 on your calendar for this year’s Banquet!

We are very pleased to announce our speaker, theme, performers and awardees:

Theme: Unity and Persistence!

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Rubén Martinez, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at MSU. He has taught in higher education since 1979, worked with Latino and minority community organizations across the nation, and founded several Latino non-profits focused on Latino academic success.  He’s a nationally known scholar whose research includes institutional and societal change, education and ethnic minorities, youth development, and other equity issues.

Performers:  ISAAC Singers, talented soloists from ISAAC member congregations


Ally of the Year – Northside Ministerial Alliance, Rev. Dr. Addis Moore, President

Founders Award – Hispanic American Council, Adrian Vazquez, Executive Director

Lifetime Achievement – Rev. Robert Rasmussen, retired pastor of North Presbyterian Church

Leader of the Year – Venessa Collins-Smith, Youth Violence Prevention Task Force co-chair

>> Make sure the ISAAC 2017 Banquet is in your congregation or organization’s calendar–Saturday, May 6, 5:30 seating, 6:00 program, at WMU Bernhard Center.

Tickets will be available in mid-March, the same price as last year:

$40 each or $280 for a table of 8, until April 24.  (If available after April 24, $50 each or $360 for a table of 8.