The Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society
"The connection to yesterday"
January 15, 2014
|Lunchtime Film Series - Unnatural Causes: "Place Matters"
Why is your street address such a strong predictor of your health?
Film followed by discussion
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 N. Rose Street
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.
Free and open to the public.
January 16, 2014
|Race Initiative Book Club
2513 Parkview Ave
6:30 p:m: - 8:00 p.m.
Book for discussion: A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith by Anna Lisa Cox
Free and open to the public
January 23, 2014
|Healing Together Retreat
A Racial Healing Initiative Event
9292 West KL Avenue
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For those who have not attended a previous retreat.
February 6, 2014
|"Whatever Happened to Idlewild?"
Kalamazoo Public Library
3rd Floor Van Deusen Room
315 S Rose Street
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The documentary, "Whatever Happened to Idlewild," showcases the former "Black Eden" and proposes answers to what has become of the historic resort town. Following the screening of the film, we invite you to participate in a stimulating discussion led by Coy Davis Jr., filmmaker.
February 9, 2014
|Race Initiative Book Club Outing
"Clybourn Park" the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play
Farmer's Alley Theater
221 Farmers Alley
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
February 16, 2014
|Annual "Read All About It" Program
Portage District Library
300 Library Lane
Portage, MI 49007
Attendees share and discuss books that describe historical events that continue to affect our history, perceptions and social consciousness of the Black experience in America.
- Anna Lisa Cox, author of A Stronger Kinship and Founding Freedom: African Americans on the Antebellum Frontier.
- Tasleem Jamila, spoken-word poet and author of BLACK BAPTIST MUSLIM MYSTIC from the Cosmos.