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In collaboration with the Black Arts & Cultural Center and the Metropolitan Kalamazoo branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Kalamazoo Valley’s Center for New Media will host its second annual Black Arts Exhibit in February. The virtual event, held in observance of Black History Month, will highlight the works of local Black artists, and provide a shared connection to the rich Black cultural heritage in the Kalamazoo area. All forms of creative art and mediums will be accepted.

Digital entries for the February art exhibit should be emailed to Cindy Parks at by 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. Images will be posted on the Center for New Media's Center for New Media Facebook and Instagram accounts.

See the Exhibit Guidelines, Gallery Requirements and Call for Entries form below or visit: .

Exhibit Guidelines:

Virtual Gallery Requirements:

Call for Entries:


5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

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Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6 - 8 PM


Presenters include:

  • Dorla Bonner/Patsy Moore/DeShawn Houston, City of Kalamazoo Office of DEI/CPSRAB/CRB

  • Evangelina Alvarez, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

  • Jacquis Robertson, Gryphon Place

  • Jenni Scheid, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

  • Joseph Abramajtys, Retired Michigan Department of Corrections Warden

  • Philip Hamilton, NAACP Metro Kalamazoo

  • Rick Speck, Safe and Just Michigan

  • Rodd Monts, ACLU of Michigan

For more information, contact Gwen Moffitt,

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