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  • Michigan Festival of Sacred Music partners with Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to combine visual and musical art

    The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music commissioned eight local musicians to create original music to accompany artwork in the KIA’s permanent exhibit. The result: 16 original compositions matched with the paintings and sculptures which inspired them, working together to tell a story. Read more!

  • New Youth Center to Open Monday on Eastside

    This article is part of our Neighborhood Voices Network series, and was created by Neighborhood Journalist Chris Glasser. Neighborhood journalists receive free training to take control of the media in their community. Sign-up for the Neighborhood Voices Network today.  

  • Can-Do Kitchen pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion from the inside out

    As a food business incubator that provides workshops and classes for food business education, and a commercial kitchen space, Can-Do Kitchen aims to remove barriers to food business ownership. To meet this goal, non-profit founder and Executive Director Lucy Dilley says that diversity, equity and inclusion has to be a fundamental part of her organization from the inside out. Photo credit Julie Arch.

  • Represent your community through journalism by joining the Neighborhood Voices Network

    Public Media Network is launching its second cohort of the Neighborhood Voices Network this March to put control of the media in your hands. If you are interested in media and journalism, and want to use your voice to provide representation for your community, then the Neighborhood Voices Network might be for you.

  • Dorla Bonner reflects after one year as Kalamazoo’s Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

    Before taking on a leadership role in diversity, equity and inclusion for the City of Kalamazoo, Bonner had a plan, which would eventually lead to hard conversations about race. She certainly didn’t expect to dive into these conversations so soon after entering the position. After George Floyd’s murder, those conversations couldn’t wait.

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    Connect with Local Government

    Gavel to gavel coverage of local municipal meetings keeps you engaged with the decisions of your local elected officials.

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    Turn Your Passion into Content

    Whether a novice or professional, you can create and deliver your message.

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    Community-Driven Media Hub

    Media that is controlled and shaped by you.  From podcasts to television programs, this is media that reflects the community.

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    Gain media skills in a hands-on learning environment.  MediaU courses provide you with the skills to become a media maker or to improve your skills. Create media to shift our local narratives.

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    We need people like you to help create local media.  Join us on local productions and learn media skills to share your story. We'll provide the training necessary to get started.

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