ISAAC Update

Many important efforts are underway:

With ISAAC advocacy, Gun Violence Prevention was declared a public health crisis. Funds for youth-oriented prevention programs were moved from the City to United Way to assure that program recipients are competent to conduct this work effectively and accountably for impact.

Brother Ed Genesis has been hired by ISAAC to lead the grass roots BLOCKS Club (Building Leadership and Organizing Community for Kids to Succeed) and other trauma-informed and impacting interventions for youth violence prevention and engagement work.

On April 23rd from 3 – 5pm (light meal served) the Blocks Club is partnering with the WMU Lewis Walker Institute to co-host the first Youth Juvenile Justice Fellows fundraising event, Dine $ Justice at the Bernhard Center. Special Guest motivational speaker Eric Thomas (aka ET), author of You Owe You will participate as keynote speaker. Tickets at

Several excellent training opportunities have been developed and are available to ISAAC members; Healing Whiteness, Addressing Internalized Racial Oppression (IRO for BIPOC) and Internalized Racial Supremacy (IRS for whites), and wellness activities for people leading justice work.

The slate of officers for the next 2-year terms of the ISAAC Executive Committee was proposed and supported. Each member congregation is encouraged to have two members identified to attend the monthly Leadership Board meetings on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month. Please contact Rochelle at if you are interested and want more info. This is an uplifting opportunity to be part of the ISAAC leadership family and help our church play an active role in ISAAC’s work.

The ISAAC Walk, Run, Roll is coming back! We are invited to participate once again in this wonderful community event for ALL ages

and ability levels to support and celebrate ISAAC’s work. The event will  be held at Spring Valley Park once again, date to be


determined (likely early summer). Here are a few pictures from the 2018 event.

Watch for more details soon!

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