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Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

At our third meeting, with 12 members present, the Gun Violence Task Force started our Power One-on-One interviews by interviewing Judge Curtis Bell of Kalamazoo County Probate Court and retired KDPS Capt. Stacey Ledbetter.  Capt. Stacey talked about her work in ALPACT (Advocates and Leaders for Police And Community Trust).  Its mission is to address […]

Service of Remembrance

A Beautiful Service of Remembrance! Sending a special thank you to our Beloved Community Kalamazoo Survivors and All Community Members who attended! Thank you to all of our Awesome Speakers: Sister Mollie Peterson, Elder Doug King, Brother Ed Genesis, Elder Robyn Robinson, Sister Ora O’Connell and Dr. Michael T Scott. A heartfelt thank you for a powerful Word Spoken by Dr.Tamara […]

Anti-Racism Collaboration Work

There were approximately 20 members in attendance at our February meeting. Lay Pastor Charles Moerdyk, representing North Presbyterian Church, gave the opening reflection, which dealt with the topic of implicit bias. There was a brief evaluation of the Bias Workshop. Members who attended found it fascinating and powerful. Differences between implicit bias and explicit bias […]

Meet our ISAAC Community Engagement Coordinator

Ed Genesis is an artist, poet, musician, organizer, entrepreneur, and community leader. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan permanently in his early 20’s, his love of art/music, his passion for his people and community, and his gift of creativity are evident in all areas of his work. In October 2018 […]

Meet our ISAAC Marketing & Communications Intern

Kaleb Beiter comes from the town of Lawrence, Michigan. He is no stranger to ISAAC and was a part of the First Ever Walk/Run/Roll Committee in 2018. Kaleb helped with social media & technology management and designed our event t-shirts while in the Van Buren Early College Program focused on impacting the community through communications. […]

Meet our ISAAC Anti-Racism Task Force Intern!

Ashante Collins is originally from Savannah, GA and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. Upon graduating high school, she moved back to her hometown for a few years before making her way up to Michigan. Collins is currently a Psychology major at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and will be graduating in the spring of 2020 and […]