W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Kalamazoo is among communities participating in the second annual National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 16th. The city has recognized the day with a proclamation, says Lanna Lewis of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, who is a guest today on WMUK's WestSouthwest (listen now, below). 

The day has local roots. Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation started it last year to focus the country's attention on combating structural racism as it launched its new Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation long-term initiative in 14 cities, including Kalamazoo.

"The BC Vision Steering Committee determined Thursday after months of discussion that its top immediate priority is conducting research on school systems and small business." (Battle Creek Enquirer)


Racial Equality is an issue of fairness and social justice. But a new report also finds that businesses in Michigan have an interest in the issue.

If there’s a knock at your door this week, it might be canvassers for BC Vision. They’ll be surveying residents as organizers of the community improvement initiative try to expand the depth of data already collected and inform more people of ongoing community conversations. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

About one-third of the money will go programs throughout Michigan