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Mission 

The mission of the Walker Institute is to engage in research, teaching and service to promote:

  • understanding of race and ethnic relations, with a special emphasis on the causes of disparities and the contexts in which conflicts as well as shared purposes and perspectives arise;
  • appreciation of the diverse peoples and cultures of the United States, with special emphasis on the peoples and cultures of Michigan;
  • more equitable and inclusive communities and institutions, especially in this region of the state and throughout Michigan.    

 

Workshops begin March 8 and March 15!

Kalamazoo County students are up to something big
by Jeanne Baron
February 28, 2014 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO—Kalamazoo County youth are set to create something big next month—something really big.
Two teams of up to 40 students in grades four through eight will be making art for a massive sculpture that celebrates creativity, diversity and community among the county's youth. A limited number of seats remain open for the free workshops, all of which take place from 12:45 to 4 p.m. Saturdays in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Parish, 930 Lake St. in Kalamazoo. [click here to read more]

 

 

www.mivoices.org

The Walker Institute is proud to introduce www.mivoices.org, the premier source for information on poverty in Michigan.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight

Together Kalamazoo Arts Program registration form [click here]

 

Tim Ready presents new data on the trends and demography of poverty in Kalamazoo at College of Health and Human Services Poverty Reduction Seminar, February 4, 2014 [click here]

WIRE Sports Winter 2014 registration form [click here]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE THAN JUST RACE: A PATHWAY TO THE FUTURE by Dr. William Julius Wilson

 

 

 

 

Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Experiences, Beliefs and Attitudes of 2011 Incoming Freshmen Report

 

One Southwest Michigan, One Community Blog

 

Walker Institute Report on Education, Race and Poverty in Kalamazoo

 

Walker Institute collaborates with PRI to create more equitable and inclusive communities

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Lewis Walker Institute
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