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“28” written by Ashanté Collins

28 days The shortest month of the year  28 days  The only month not to see 30  28 days  Given to Black Americans so we can say we have our own month 28 days  That most of white America acknowledges all that we have given them  28 days  That you’re not supposed to offend your […]

Recent ISAAC Issues Work

ISAAC is persistently working on the issues chosen by the whole ISAAC family at the Issues Convention in October 2019:  Anti-Racism, Gun Violence Prevention, and Housing (Task Forces that ALL are invited to join), and on Group Violence Intervention (a holistic approach introduced to the Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety by ISAAC in 2012, in […]

ISAAC Artwear

  Everyone loves their new Beloved Community hoodies, long-sleeve & short-sleeve Ts, and caps! They’re soft and comfortable and beautifully made. You can order yours to be shipped to you, or you can save the shipping cost by picking yours up at Artwear Apparel Graphics, 5071 Gull Rd, when your order is ready. Everything is […]

Thank You to Rabbi Schicker

ISAAC would like to send a special thank you to our very own Rabbi Schicker (Rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel) for two awesome, informative, and engaging zoom sessions, Intro to Judaism! What is Judaism? Who is a Jew? What are the Jewish holy books? How do they relate to each other? Ritual Objects, Holidays, and […]

Thank You to Ty’s Joint

Ty’s Joint gave ISAAC the most generous support we’ve ever received from a restaurant–10% of ALL sales on EVERY Thursday in February!  And Thursday is Ty’s Joint’s busiest day! See all the great photos ISAAC leaders took:    Please continue to get your delicious food at Ty’s Joint!  Supporting Black-owned businesses is something we need […]

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 […]

Endowment Gifts of $52,150 in 2021

    This is astounding! ISAAC donors gave over $50,000 to our Endowment Fund in 2021, again! A huge thank you to the Endowment Fund donors who put so much trust in our work together to build the Beloved Community. Your commitment and generosity have increased our fund value to more than $192,000!   Here’s […]