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Fair Housing & Fair Chance Law Update

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 […]

Keynote Mee Moua: “I love you and there’s nothing you can do about it!”

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 […]

Danza Folklorica and Nick the Drummer & Jesselyn

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 […]

Our 2019 Awardees

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.

Silent Auction Success!

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 […]

Banquet Photo Gallery

ISAAC leaders Amy Peterson and Rick Johnson took fabulous photos, as always!  Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Endowment News

“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 […]