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2019 ISAAC Banquet Poster

DVD of the ISAAC 2019 Banquet!

Hold Fast to Love and Justice! Did you miss the ISAAC Banquet or want to relive that wonderful evening? Place your order today! We will contact you when your DVD arrives. A special thank you to our awesome Videographer Michael Lawler.

Powerful Ways To End Local Housing Discrimination

Even if we built 3000 or 6000 affordable housing units, we’d still have a homelessness crisis, since so many people are denied housing because they have a voucher or a past eviction or a criminal record. And those denials are often a proxy for racism. Redlining is not just history–it continues today in many less […]

Progress on Anti-Racism “Asks”

The Anti-Racism Task Force in June celebrated progress on its two “asks”—one from the October 2018 Public Meeting, and one from the May 2019 banquet. From our federal elected officials, the Anti-Racism Task Force in October 2018 asked for commitment to prioritizing adoption of a humane process to gain permanent resident status and then citizenship for long-term […]

May We Seek The Restoration Of All Who Are Marginalized

God of the rich and poor, God of the high and lowly, God of all people, we pray today that you would stir in our hearts the desire to see your kingdom come in the relationships between us. May we responsibly address the disparities we see and seek the restoration of all who are marginalized.   […]

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 […]