Urban Democracy Feast
Seeding social justice

Past UDF Presenters

May 2015 Presenters:

Urban Exposure

Majyck Radio

Project X (Formerly Institute for New Leadership)

December 2015 Presenters:

Mama Sutra

MamaSutra Loving Doula Arts Training is a training created for women of color to be ready to support a diverse group of Kalamazoo County’s families.  A doula is a woman who assists women in pregnancy, labor and the integration period after baby is born ~  the notorious 4th Trimester.  Kalamazoo has the highest mortality rate for babies in Michigan and meets the high mortality rate, for Black Babies, of the nation at 4.5%.

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Humans Beyond Boxes

Kalamazoo Peace Center

November 12th, 2016 Presenters: 

Hispanic American Council: Circles of Trust

Issac: Future Leaders for Peace

March 25, 2017 Presenters:

JABS (Justice Against Bullying in Schools)

La Amistad Farm

Black Infant Mortality Rate

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  • 70,000 in Puerto Rico Urged to Evacuate with Dam in ‘Imminent’ Danger September 24, 2017
    Officials worried that as many as 70,000 people could be in the path of a massive amount of rushing water in the event the Guajataca Dam releases into the Guajataca River. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tens of thousands of residents in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday amid fears that a dam holding back […]
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  • Why Won't American Media Tell the Truth About What's Happening in Venezuela? September 24, 2017
    A right-wing insurgency, with the United States' backing, threatens a fragile democracy. Earlier this week, Donald Trump stood before the U.N. and called for the restoration of "political freedoms" to a South American nation in the thoes of an economic crisis. The country in question was Venezuela, but he could have just as easily been […]
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  • There is Life After Uber September 24, 2017
    After London stripped the service of its license, stories from Austin, Alaska and Denmark offer a preview of what could be next for the city’s transportation. When Uber and Lyft abruptly ended services in Austin last year, 10,000 ride-share drivers lost their jobs overnight and riders across the Texas city were stranded. “It left us […]
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