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“The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills”

Whether you hear Dr. David Ansell speak on June 6 or not, you’ll want to hear this interview with him by Earlene McMichael on WMUK: WSW: Inequality in America Kills, Expert Says Never once did one of Dr. David Ansell’s patients receive a transplant in his 27 years at one public Chicago hospital, yet patients […]

Youth Violence Prevention News: Future Leaders for Peace June 17

Congratulations to the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force Co-Chair Venessa Collins-Smith for her Leader of the Year award!  Venessa was honored at the ISAAC Banquet on May 6.  We thank Venessa for her leadership and creativity in developing the Future Leaders for Peace curriculum.  Our Future Leaders for Peace (FLFP) also presented at the Banquet, […]

Anti-Racism News: Health Equity Workshop July 29

The Anti-Racism Task Force continues the work of becoming an antiracist community by offering a 1-day Health Equity Workshop on July 29th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The health disparities in Kalamazoo County affect birth outcomes, life expectancy, disease and illness that parallels what is happening across the United States.  Join both health care providers and […]

Early Childhood & Education News

Help us support Cradle Kalamazoo and reduce infant mortality in our County! Connect expectant mothers and families to community resources through 269-888-KIDS (5437) Help keep all babies safe by sharing safe sleep practices with parents, children, caregivers, and friends (see Host a Safe Sleep Presentation with Cradle Kalamazoo For more information, contact Whitney at […]

To Amy Peterson, the Above and Beyond Award!

For designing every year’s ISAAC banquet book since 2006, And usually the poster and flyers as well, For taking photos at every ISAAC event since 2005 And making wonderful slide shows of them for the banquets, For organizing all of us on the Leadership Board To know what to say to potential banquet sponsors, For […]

ISAAC Banquet calls 500 to action building the Beloved Community

Over 500 people turned out for the ISAAC Banquet at the WMU Bernhard Center Saturday, to hear Dr. Rubén Martinez speak and to honor Lifetime Achievement Awardee Rev. Robert Rasmussen and awardees Northside Ministerial Alliance, Hispanic American Council, and Youth Violence Prevention leader Venessa Collins-Smith. “We are here to leave a better social order than […]

Last Call! Banquet Tickets Going Fast!

Do you still need Banquet Tickets for May 6?  Call the ISAAC office, 269-341-4213, right away!  (There are no online tickets available this late—only phone orders.) This Banquet is going to be fabulous!  Be there if you possibly can! We have wonderful additional singers since the poster came out—Pastor Christopher Moore from Mt. Zion Baptist […]