Two successes for People’s social justice efforts: Our Drug Court appeal on Jan. 11 netted $950. Thank you for your generosity. Also, Boxing Day allowed us to support Lincoln School once again with bags of supplies for every teacher. Rick Johnson and Mary Lewis delivered them on Jan. 15.
ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategies for Action and Advocacy in the Community, continues to challenge Texas, Pavilion and Oshtemo Townships to allow their residents to vote on their decision to “opt out” of the new Urban District for Public Transportation. These townships have important bus routes which could be eliminated if Texas, Pavilion, and Oshtemo choose not to contribute. At this time they have not put this issue on the May ballot.
The ISAAC Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 14. Please save the date and plan on attending.
The SJCC is encouraging people to join us in attending the free workshop: “An Introduction To Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism.”
Rick Johnson will travel to Muskegon Heights to advocate at the Parole Board hearing for William, a young man we have been sponsoring through the Center for Transformation program for nearly three years. The board’s decision will determine whether William can return to Kalamazoo to continue his journey to re-enter society.
Anyone is welcome to sit in on SJCC meetings. The Social Justice Coordinating Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse of Parkview Hills.