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Next Tuesday, a National Day of Healing debuts, and Kalamazoo is among the communities across the country holding events. In Kalamazoo, local organizations are partnering with the Kalamazoo Community Foundation to show and discuss "America Divided," a documentary exploring inequities in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. (Click on the icon to listen now).  

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The executive director of the Society for History and Racial Equity says a few years ago organizers of the annual Summit on Racism in Kalamazoo were happy to get 50 people. Donna Odom says the event has grown, and this year will be a full-day event. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Looking to have what they call an “honest discussion” about racial inequality in Michigan, the Michigan League for Public Policy held its annual forum Monday. 

Western Michigan University

For the last 15 years the city of Kalamazoo has held The Martin Luther King Junior Community-Wide Day of Service on the holiday that honors the civil rights leader. 

Chris Crass

Are racism and sexism inevitable? Not according to activist and author Chris Crass