Urban Democracy Feast
Seeding social justice

Past UDF Presenters

May 2015 Presenters:

                      Urban Exposure

Majyck Radio-www.majyckradio.com

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%.

Mama Sutra Loving Art-1 MAMA Sutra Mama Sutra Loving Arts

 

 

 

 

 

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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  • This Thanksgiving, Break the Colonial Mold and Have an Earth Dinner November 24, 2017
    When joined by family and friends for Thanksgiving, ask guests to tell stories about their very first food memory, or to recall any family member who was a farmer or a jolly cook. Invite people of diverse backgrounds and all ages. Ask a farm family to join you, or a cheesemaker or others involved in […]
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  • A Novelist Revisits a Deadly Textile Union Strike From 1929 November 24, 2017
    A novel set in the context of the historic Gastonia strike of textile workers in 1929 and featuring labor songwriter and indigenous strike leader Ella May Wiggins, the book, based as it is on an actual struggle uniting black and white workers, speaks to contemporary concerns through a vivid portrayal of struggle against historical injustice. […]
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  • We Love to Be Lied To: On ‘Bunk’ by Kevin Young November 23, 2017
    Kevin Young is a prolific and highly regarded poet, recently appointed the poetry editor of The New Yorker. He is the first African American to hold that post. His new book looks at such fakery as fake news. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Kevin Young Graywolf Press ISBN: […]
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