Dr. King’s Beloved Community work charges us to continue organizing and advocating until all individuals in Kalamazoo are held as Beloved. While organizing and impacting policy and practice changes, we at ISAAC must be intentional to ensure policies are equitable, anti-racist and hold no unintended consequences. In 2018, we were so happy to be introduced […]
An amazing evening was attended by 525 people on May 18, with “Hold Fast to Love and Justice” as the theme of the annual gathering supporting ISAAC’s work and celebrating the Beloved Community. Keynote speaker Mee Moua, racial healing circle practitioner and WK Kellogg Foundation consultant, inspired us with her story as a refugee from […]
Young dancers from El Concilio opened the program with beautiful, traditional Danza Folklorica. Click on any photo to enlarge it. Nick the Drummer & Jesselyn inspired with his songs and her spoken word poetry: “This is the year that I stop worrying about my black family–that my family has access to clean water, and no one […]
We had amazing partners, members and leaders to honor this year, as always! 2019 Awards: 2019 Award Recipients: Click on any photo to enlarge it.
Thank you to EVERYONE who donated items or purchased items at the Silent Auction at our Annual Banquet. What a pleasure it was to receive your wonderful donations of stepping stones, homemade cakes and hats, fishing trips, afghans, handmade jewelry, etc. The silent auction offered more than 40 items and raised $1700+ for the ISAAC Beloved Community […]
ISAAC leaders Amy Peterson and Rick Johnson took fabulous photos, as always! Click on any photo to enlarge it.
“As a member of People’s Church, I have been a part of ISAAC since it organized in Kalamazoo in 2002. Being on the Housing Task Force until last year has been important to me as we have effectively improved access to affordable housing by working closely with other local agencies. The Vote Yes for Kids […]