“We are beyond grateful that ISAAC can bring Dr. Dyson to inspire Kalamazoo County,” says Elder Doug King, ISAAC President and pastor of Grace Covenant Ministries at WMU. “Dr. Dyson is in great demand right now because of his new book that’s just coming out.” Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be keynote speaker […]
A “Banquet” of food will be available in the weeks following Nov. 11, at local restaurants owned by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) who are donating part of their proceeds to support ISAAC. ISAAC wants to intentionally support our local BIPOC restaurants, and we invite you to support this effort. Watch for the dates […]
ISAAC long-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies, and other clothes that say “ISAAC: Grasping Change at the Root. Growing the Beloved CommUNITY” will be for sale soon on the ISAAC website. Check there for the colors, sizes and styles you’d like to order. Huge thanks to Mr. Kerria Randolph, ISAAC VP for Financial Development, for his creativity and […]
We are deeply grateful to all of our Virtual Banquet Sponsors to date. Is your congregation, organization or business on the list yet? If not, please become a Sponsor! To be a Sponsor just fill out this form: https://forms.gle/82trUbde4hJWX3J58 Thank you to all our “Growing the Beloved CommUNITY” Sponsors to date: Rooted Change Sponsor: Truth, […]
We are very pleased and excited that Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be our keynote speaker at our “ISAAC Virtual Banquet” on Thursday evening November 11th at 6pm! Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, an ordained clergy member, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of […]
We made powerful progress together despite the pandemic! See our ISAAC Annual Report 2020
On June 9th community members were invited to join survivors, to pray for peace, and to join efforts together to end gun violence in our community for the 7th Annual Gun Violence Remembrance Vigil.
Racism against our Asian American and Pacific Islander family members is nothing new. History and present day offers painful stories of racism, dehumanization, internment camps, violence and other incidents of covert and overt racism. White Supremacy has painted the false narrative of the Model Minority Myth to create false hierarchies and dissension among People of […]
ISAAC Tribute to Eileen Scamehorn 2/9/21 The laughs we had and the ways we were inspired are captured in this video of ISAAC leaders remembering Eileen Scamehorn. Don’t miss this lovely tribute to her and the impact she had on ISAAC and on Westwood United Methodist Church’s important role in ISAAC: Words in Remembrance of […]
ISAAC GEM Testimonies – Listen as ISAAC Family Members share their stories and why they are ISAAC GEMs!
The Anti-Racism Task Force has responded to voting rights opportunities and threats by mobilizing community members in support of HR 1/S 1, the For the People Act, and HR 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and against the 39 voter suppression bills introduced into the Michigan Senate (SB 273-311). Stop Voter Suppression Federal […]
“me and white supremacy” by Layla F. Saad. 10 white members of the ISAAC Leadership Committee are meeting monthly to do the necessary work to better understand our white privilege and take ownership of our participation in the oppressive system of white supremacy. We practice “ubuntu”. In his book, No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu […]