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May 8th – Walk a Mile in My Shoes Event

On May 8th the Walk a Mile in My Shoes event to uplift Women in Kalamazoo County was held at Ferrell Park. Black Women have been trailblazing & doing the work, specifically the Black Women & also Black Mothers who sadly make up the largest population of homeless people in Kalamazoo County.  This event lifted up work that is being done, work that has been done, awareness, testimonials, & ways we as a Community can ensure this is never the case again by way of collaborating, standing together in solidarity & actionable next steps. This was a beautiful event of unity. A special thank you, to host, Ebony Hemphill, lead of Parents United as well as our ISAAC Community Engagement Coordinator Ed Genesis and Vice Mayor Patrese Griffin.  Thank you to all who performed, those who helped to make this event happen, all community members who attended, including Community Collaborator LaTonya Turner,  Sgt. Andrew Werkerma,  KDPS Officers, Michigan State Police Officers and to Ms. Pat Davis for her delicious catering.