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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 […]

First Ever Silent Auction at an ISAAC Banquet!

Wonderful Silent Auction items are coming in from ISAAC donors and sponsors for our First Ever Silent Auction at the Banquet on May 6! Live Music for a Children’s Party!  Sharpening for all your kitchen knives! Gift Certificates for Millennium Restaurants, an Ample Pantry meal for four, and Confections with Convictions handmade and fair trade […]

Child Care at Banquet for first time!

There will be Child Care, staffed by certified caregivers, at the Banquet on May 6!  Would childcare at the banquet make it possible for you to come? Please pre-arrange it by calling the ISAAC office, 269-341-4213, right away.  We need to know ahead the number and ages of children coming so we have enough childcare […]

Thank you to Fetzer Institute, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation & the YWCA

We are deeply grateful to Fetzer Institute, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the YWCA for their Community Builder sponsorships of our banquet.   At the banquet you will see their beautiful ads in the banquet book. Their generous Community Builder sponsorships will enhance and strengthen our interfaith work to create an equitable community in Kalamazoo County.

VOTE to Renew on May 2

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, May 2.  Our partners KPS and KRESA are counting on our support to renew this funding for our schools countywide. Renewal of this funding will bring us closer to achieving equity for all our children in Kalamazoo County. Click here for Facts on the May 2 Millage Renewal – […]

President’s Message: Spring has Sprung!

Winter is often characterized as a dry and barren season. It is a season where it appears that not much is growing because on the outside things look pretty barren. Even those who enjoy the winter, look forward to a season that brings warmth, sunshine and new growth. A season, where it seems like everything […]

Local Leadership Training – April 22 or 23

Sign up for the same Gamaliel Leadership Training that Former President Barack Obama participated in when he was a Community Organizer! ISAAC, an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network, is offering Local National Leadership Training that presents the concepts and tools an effective leader needs. It affords a person the opportunity to reflect on participant’s present […]

Time to get your Banquet Tickets & Ad!

Tickets for the May 6 Banquet are now available from ISAAC leaders or by calling 269-341-4213. Tables at the Banquet will be “Beloved Community” seating—shared with another congregation or organization—unless you request otherwise. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in […]

Anti-Racism News: Cultural Competency Training June 3

The Anti-Racism Task Force has been working hard to raise awareness about racism in Kalamazoo, with a particular focus on the business community. The Task Force is committed to generating interest among, and securing commitments from, employers, human resources representatives, leaders, and managers to begin their journeys toward furthering their understanding of issues that are […]