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ISAAC News – Virtual Public Meeting October 22!

Our Journey Continues… Dear Beloved Community Members, thank you for your support and for joining us for our 2020 Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice! We traveled over 7,000 miles together!!! BUT WE CAN’T STOP MOVING NOW! Our vital work continues!!! Please listen to our ISAAC President, Elder Doug King’s opening inspirational message inviting […]

ISAAC 2020 Public Meeting – October 22 – Virtual!

Changes of “policy and practice infused with love, hope, equity and abundance”! (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words describing the Beloved Community.)  At the ISAAC 2020 Public Meeting on Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 pm, public officials, candidates, and community leaders will publicly pledge to work with us on policies and practices that help build […]

Vote YES on “Kalamazoo County Housing Proposal”

How can people “stay home” during the pandemic if they don’t have a home?  How can children do school online “from home” if they don’t have a home? Turn your ballot over! Vote YES on the “Kalamazoo County Housing Proposal” at the very end of your ballot!  Just 10 cents a day if you have […]

Housing Equity Ordinance passed unanimously Sept. 8!

BRAVO to Vice Mayor Patrese Griffin!  THANK YOU for bringing Housing Equity to our community!  People with housing vouchers, or an eviction or past conviction, can no longer be automatically rejected when they apply for a place to call home. They will now get a fair chance for housing, with consideration for their individual situations.  […]

KC Ready 4s’ origin is rooted in ISAAC’s social justice organizing

KC Ready 4s is celebrating their 10th anniversary!  Their website describes their origin in ISAAC’s social justice organizing process: The goal of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s is to advance fully accessible, high-quality pre-kindergarten education for every 3 and 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County through collaborative leadership with public and private providers. KC Ready 4s is a […]

A Message about Voting from our Local NAACP!

The Kalamazoo Branch NAACP needs your help in getting this message out! Please watch this video, then share it!  The truth is anyone in Michigan with a felony on their record can vote as long as they are not serving a sentence. Yes, they can vote if they are on parole or probation!  Click on […]

Join Our Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!

ISAAC invites you to join a Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!  This “event” lasts August 15th– September 20th , it includes walking, running, rolling or however you choose to move, it’s on your own or with your own household, and it takes place wherever you choose! To REGISTER, and see all the details, […]

Video of our 2019 Annual Report

Such a powerful year we had in 2019!  And so much appreciation for the way we gave the 2019 Annual Report virtually!   Annual Meeting Opening: Reading of our ISAAC Covenant Dr. Pat Stromsta: We enter into a covenant agreement. We enter into a deep promise We promise to love justice and pursue it. As congregations […]

Save the Date! ISAAC 2020 (Virtual) Public Meeting – October 22nd

Can you help spread the word and invite others you know? SAVE the DATE! ISAAC 2020 Public Meeting Building the Beloved Community Thursday evening, OCTOBER 22, 2020 Virtual! Engaging presentations on new policy changes needed, in line with our faith values – Anti-Racism, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence Prevention – and commitments of support from our […]

Housing Equity Ordinance – Public Hearing & Vote September 8th

The City Commission’s Public Hearing and vote on the Housing Equity Ordinance are finally happening–on Tuesday evening September 8th, the day after Labor Day!  We are very hopeful that the Housing Equity ordinance will pass, if the ISAAC Family turns out as usual to support what’s good and right. Here is the excellent schedule of […]

“Housing for All” Millage on the Ballot November 3rd

On average, 1342 school-aged children experienced homelessness in Kalamazoo County each school year from 2014–2017. Such good news!  The County Commission voted overwhelmingly August 5, to put the “Housing for All” millage on the countywide ballot on November 3!    See the Millage Plan here, thoughtfully crafted by our Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission and an […]

ISAAC News – Moving Forward in Love and Action

Message from our ISAAC President Moving Forward in Love… I, like most black and brown people, are going through a flood of emotions right now. I don’t really know how to act or what to do, even though I have been engaged in this work of social justice for quite some time. This just feels […]