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May We Commit

ISAAC Family, as we enter Black History Month may we continue to commit to truth telling & acknowledgement of past & present harms that impact us ALL! May we commit: to our journey; to our faith; to love; to hope; to peace, to equity; to change; to justice; to unity; to one another and to building the […]

Ella’s Song

We who believe in freedom cannot rest
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes
Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sons
That which touches me most is that I had a chance to work with people

Annual Service of Remembrance & Action – Feb. 17

ISAAC will unite with the Coalition for Common Ground, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Kalamazoo, the Metropolitan Branch of the NAACP and Galilee Baptist Church to host the 5th Annual Service of Remembrance and Action to memorialize the victims of gun violence, survivors, and all who have been affected by gun violence.

Banquet May 18 – Awards! Performers! Your Ad?

Here’s our beautiful new poster for the ISAAC 2019 Banquet on May 18, “Hold Fast to Love and Justice” (Hosea 12:6)!  We are very pleased to announce this year’s Performers and our 2019 Awardees! We were delighted last month to announce our keynote speaker Mee Moua—former Minnesota State Senator, Civil Rights leader, attorney, TRHT Racial Healing […]

Anti-Poverty Task Force Update

The Anti-Poverty Task Force has focused on 3 strategies to fight poverty in Kalamazoo County. Here are the updates on our progress on these strategies. Create jobs – Our task force will continue to support and raise awareness about Momentum’s job training programs and companies in the Employers Resource Network who provide jobs for Momentum […]

Anti-Racism Task Force – Truth-telling

Barb Cooley lived in Kalamazoo for her whole career as a high school teacher, and was active in People’s Church and ISAAC before she and her family moved out of state. Her brother’s letter below amplifies the message of the Anti-Racism Task Force at the ISAAC Public Meeting on October 25. Family here and there, […]

Affordable Housing Task Force Update

Everyone deserves a place to call home.  Here are our strategies to end homelessness, which we’ve been working on since we presented them at the ISAAC Public Meeting: Giving a “Local History of Racism and Segregation” workshop, jointly with Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) later this winter, for municipal officials in our county to […]