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BLOCKS Club, GVI and Urban Alliance – Men’s/Bros Renewal Retreat

As this team of dedicated heroes continue their work, it has become clear that they too need support and renewal. The work is taxing and meaningful. When the stakes are high, so must the support be. One of those supports is a retreat that centers wellness, learning and exposure as core outcomes. A special thank […]

HOPE Thru Navigation – 2022 – 4th Annual Trailblazers of HOPE Tribute

At the H.O.P.E. Thru Navigation Trailblazers Tribute on January 25, not just one, but two ISAAC leaders were honored – ISAAC Executive Director Dr. Charlae Davis and recent Vice Chair of the County Commission Tami Rey, who is the ISAAC Gun Violence Prevention Task Force co-chair! Also honored was our close partner TRHT (Truth, Racial […]

Group Violence Intervention (GVI) Street Outreach Dinner

Sending a special thank you to our Awesome Group Violence Intervention (GVI) Coordinator Michael Wilder for building our GVI Street Outreach Team, with Phenomenal Community Members, with powerful testimonies. Our new Street Outreach Workers are vital and valued Team Members for Group Violence Reduction and are already working tirelessly for our community. We had a […]

Leadership Board’s StrengthsFinder Workshop

ISAAC would like to send heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Pat Stromsta, VP for Leadership Development, for her facilitation of our Leadership Board’s StrengthsFinder Workshop (this meeting happened pre-covid19 social distancing). This was truly a wonderful opportunity for us to explore our strengths and natural talents together, while better positioning us to use our gifts for […]

Bugs in Our Brains: Changing the World by Changing Our Thinking

ISAAC would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Beth Washington for facilitating an awesome, eye opening and powerful Bias Workshop! Participants learned how to examine human bias, recognize different cultural dimensions, define key terms needed for eliminating racism and oppression and understanding the connection between USA history and structurally disadvantaged communities and populations.  A […]

Service of Remembrance

A Beautiful Service of Remembrance! Sending a special thank you to our Beloved Community Kalamazoo Survivors and All Community Members who attended! Thank you to all of our Awesome Speakers: Sister Mollie Peterson, Elder Doug King, Brother Ed Genesis, Elder Robyn Robinson, Sister Ora O’Connell and Dr. Michael T Scott. A heartfelt thank you for a powerful Word Spoken by Dr.Tamara […]

ISAAC Family & Friends Breakfast

Our ISAAC Breakfast was a blessed fellowship! ISAAC would like to send a special thank you to ALL who were able to attend. We greatly appreciate you and your commitment to cultivating The Beloved Community in Kalamazoo County. We would like to send our heartfelt gratitude to our powerful speakers, Stephanie Hoffman, Deacon Pat Vinge, Micheal […]

Kalamazoo’s Brown & Black Healing and Unity Weekend

The last weekend in October, ISAAC, El Concilio, and TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation) co-sponsored Kalamazoo’s Black & Brown Unity and Healing and TRutH Talks events, for a powerful weekend of shared history, synergies, healing, truth telling, sharing of our stories and future brainstorming. We want to extend a special thank you to our […]

Joyful Issues Convention – Photo Gallery

Elder King opened the Issues Convention by asking us to take “selfies” with our neighbors!  You can see how much fun the crowd had with building the Beloved Community this way! Click on any of these wonderful photos to enlarge them. Huge thanks to our talented photographers Rick Johnson and Amy Peterson!

Keynote Mee Moua: “I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it!”

An amazing evening was attended by 525 people on May 18, with “Hold Fast to Love and Justice” as the theme of the annual gathering supporting ISAAC’s work and celebrating the Beloved Community.  Keynote speaker Mee Moua, racial healing circle practitioner and WK Kellogg Foundation consultant, inspired us with her story as a refugee from […]