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KZCF 2018 Community Meeting

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

KZCF 2018 Community Meeting

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Join the Kalamazoo Community Foundation at its annual Community Meeting featuring New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones who will be talking about education, housing and race in America. Hannah-Jones specializes in racial injustice reporting, including civil rights, fair housing, school segregation and discrimination.

“There isn’t a beat you can cover in America where race is not a factor. Education and housing are the two most intimate areas of American life, and they’re the areas where we’ve made the least progress.” - Nikole Hannah-Jones


RECOMMENDED Reading/Listening Prior to Community Meeting:

1. Choosing A School For My Daughter -
2. This American Life: House Rules -
3. America Divided: House Divided -



5:00 - 6:00pm 

"Voting For A Cause" in Lobby Area

Live performances by local artists curated by Black Arts & Cultural Center
* Ed Genesis, poet/emcee
* Kamaria Tilley, singer
* Rootead Dance Company, dancers
* Tasleem Jamila, poet/emcee/vocalist

6:00 - 6:15pm 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

6:15 - 7:00pm

Nikole Hannah-Jones Presentation

7:00 - 7:15pm

Monologue/Sketch Performance by Face Off Theatre Company


"Voting For A Cause" Announcement & Closing


Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform” and for her reporting on racial re-segregation in our schools. This is the latest honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and, in 2017, a National Magazine Award for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city.

Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. She has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, as well as the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.

Learn more about her and her work at


The Community Meeting is part of the Western Michigan University Center for the Humanities’ 2018-2019 speaker series: TRUTH. 


In an effort to enhance the safety of our patrons, Miller Auditorium has adopted a best practices policy, consistent with policies being implemented at performing arts centers across the nation. Please note, when coming to Miller, bags and purses should be no larger than 4.5" X 6.5" or approximately the size of small handbag/clutch purse. Anything larger than that may be subject to search or you may be requested to return the bag to your vehicle. Backpacks of any kind are strictly prohibited.


Title Sponsor

PNC Bank


Venue Sponsor

WMU Center for the Humanities









Artistic Curator Sponsor



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Kalamazoo Community Foundation

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Miller Auditorium
1341 Theatre Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation, established in 1925, has the vision of a community where every person can reach full potential, and the mission to make life better for all through leadership and stewardship of resources that last forever. Learn more at

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