In these listening sessions, those impacted the most shared their housing journey, current housing concerns, obstacles, and possible solutions. In one particular session there was a large group of community members, with no current housing, lined up outside of the door trying to get into the session in hopes of having their voices heard for change.
Eye-opening. Attitude-changing. Important to every social justice issue we work on. The Summit on Trauma and Domestic Violence on October 2 was awesome! Here are highlights from just a few of the powerful presentations: From Dr. Jim Henry, Project Director, Children’s Trauma Assessment Center, WMU: “The world feels safe if you haven’t been hurt. Trauma […]
We are blessed to announce that on Tuesday August 13th, ISAAC’s Leadership Board Representatives voted unanimously “Yes” on the recommendation from our Executive Committee to continue the ISAAC Housing Task Force with TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation) for the next 2 years without a 2019 Issues Convention vote. ISAAC will be contracted to do this […]
The ISAAC Family wants to extend a sincere welcome to Ed Genesis who will be serving in the capacity of a Contractor for the remainder of 2019 to assist ISAAC with Community Healing, Listening, Engagement and Mobilizing. Ed is no stranger to ISAAC and has worked collaboratively with us through Kalamazoo’s Truth, Racial Healing and […]
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The Anti-Poverty Task Force is offering a class on poverty on October 3 and 10, 2 pm – 4 pm at Western Michigan University’s College of Health and Human Services, Room 2073. You can register for the class through the Osher Life Learning Institute at this web site – https://wmich.edu/olli/courses. In this 2-session class, you will […]
All of our lives were enriched by hearing Ms. Saheeda’s story. She came to the U.S. to join her children’s father and make a better future for her children. She has suffered many losses: the loss of her marriage, her daughter’s tragic death in a car accident after graduating from college, and now she has lost her […]