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  • “Music shouldn’t be a luxury for the few,” says the Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center

    “Research is out there that talks about how music education expands your ability in other areas: language development, math, social skills, it is just an all around positive thing." - Joseph Fox, Co-founder of the Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center. Learn more about the Helen L. Fox Gospel Music Center

  • Local nuns continue to work towards racial justice

    They brave the heat in wheelchairs and walkers, and hold signs visible to passing cars that read, “Racial Justice Now”, “Black Lives Matter,” or “End Gun Violence.” 

  • WMU music students make diversity a priority in student body, faculty, curriculum

    “I've grown up my entire life usually being one of few, if not the only black person in a classroom…I've never once felt my heritage celebrated in my music classes... It would be ideal to change that, because I am by no means alone in that sort of sentiment.” - Tré Bryant

  • LGBTQ+ community leaders talk labels, allyship, and social justice. 

    “Allyship isn’t like a video game where you are completing quests and gathering experience points until you reach the rank of master ally. Instead it is more like improving your batting average. You have multiple opportunities every day at the plate, and what determines whether you're going to hit that ball or strike out, is how much practice have you put in.” - Hazel James, executive director of Queer Theatre Kalamazoo. 

  • Five facts about literacy from the Kalamazoo Literacy Council

    “The work that I’ve been doing is to help people in the community to see this as more than just a skill that people need to acquire, but more like a right that everyone should have." - Kalamazoo Literacy Council Executive Director Michael Evans. 

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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.

Making home grown media

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    MediaU

    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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    Volunteer Opportunities

    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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    Nonprofit Partnerships

    We partner with local nonprofit organizations to help increase their connections with the community.

The media producer from next door

  • Daniel Monroe

    Media Maker, "Evil Dragon Theatre" & "Captain Wallace Live!"

    Bringing a passion for art and media together to entertain all ages.

    “I came into PMN with the idea to get my product out and give it a voice in the Kalamazoo community,” said Monroe who first started by producing projects on YouTube and Facebook nearly 15 years ago. “It’s wonderful to have a venue to express creativity.” 

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