Bronson Park

Rally Against Nigeria Kidnappings Planned for Sunday

May 9, 2014
A demonstration May 5th in Lagos, Nigeria, protesting the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram.
Sunday Alamba / AP Photo

Mothers, daughters, and members of the community are invited to a rally in Kalamazoo this Sunday to protest the recent kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

City hopes to buy the downtown park from the county

City officials want to buy the park from the county, and are working on details to acquire it

The city of Kalamazoo has leased the park from the county since 1855, but would like to buy it outright

City wants to be able to secure funding for improvements to the Fountain of the Pioneers