Celebrating Black Excellence
While we recognize that the month of February is always too short to contain it all, we will continue to celebrate Black Excellence – Black Present and Black Futures! Title Track will be sharing about our local partners; their projects, work, and ways you can support; and we will continue to share out all that our communities are working toward for equitable, creative, and safe spaces.
Jenny Jones featured in Voyage Michigan
Jenny Jones, Title Track Co-Executive Director, talking Title Track, RE:CLAIM, and a whole lot more in this wonderful interview with Voyage Michigan.
Harvest Gathering 2022 recap
The Title Track family had an incredible time at this year’s Earthwork Harvest Gathering! Our minds were blown and hearts filled up by the abundance of creativity and brilliance that shined brightly all weekend long.
The RE:CLAIM Project!
RE:CLAIM is an arts-based, multi-disciplinary take-over of the Washtenaw County Court Building in September and October 2022. Title Track serves as a collaborating partner in this collective of artists, advocates, and movement builders seeking to honor the complexity and diversity of the community impact of the criminal legal system.
Earthwork Harvest Gathering returns! Title Track to host panels and Water Protectors Training Camp.
Title Track is once again hosting panels at the Earthwork Harvest Gathering on racial justice and clean water, as well as offering our first Water Protectors Training Camp open to youth attending Harvest over the September 16-18 weekend.
Title Track featured in Northern Express + Fall 2022 Understanding Racial Justice registration now open!
Our upcoming 11th cohort of URJ is now open for registration and will meet via zoom on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-7:30pm ET, October 19th-November 16th.
New Board member spotlight: Amber Hasan
Get to know new Title Track board member, Amber Hasan. In addition to being a writer, Amber is a wife, mother, actor, hip-hop artist, herbalist, and community organizer.
Juneteenth events this weekend!
Our partners at Northern Michigan E3 are hosting several Juneteenth events this weekend - a family-friendly walk/run fundraising event on Saturday, June 18th and a block party-style celebration on Sunday, June 19th.
Check out the Justice at Work training from our friends at Freedom Lifted, designed for people making a new or renewed commitment to justice and equity.
The Truth and Titus Collective
Title Track has had the pleasure of working with Truth & Titus over the last year as we have engaged in intentional and transformative monthly internal equity trainings. Check out their beautiful new website for a look at their services including an Antiracist Primer for Institutions training being offered this spring.
New listen: Vespre’s new single, “Warm Guns”
Shoutout to Title Track board member Kaylan Waterman (aka Vespre) on the release of her newest single, "Warm Guns"!!
Rootead opens Obodo Perinatal Easy Access Clinic in Kzoo!
Congratulations to the Kalamazoo-based organization Rootead on the opening up of their brand-new Obodo Perinatal Easy Access Clinic! Rootead has been serving the Kalamazoo area community since 2015 and holds the mission of: Reclaiming the village through cultural liberation by holding spaces for internal transformation, healing arts & birthing justice.
John Orpheus, SAGA Boy, and revisiting last year’s Blackness & Becoming event
Revisit our wonderful event “BLACKNESS & BECOMING,” presented with our partners at Northwestern Michigan College on Black Memory and Identity with author Antonio Michael Downing, hosted by Title Track board member Kaylan Waterman. Watch the full video and check out Downing's critically acclaimed memoir "Saga Boy."
Update from our friends at D.Cipher
We’re so hyped about everything that’s moving and shaking with our dear friends D.Cipher in Detroit! Shout out to founding Title Track board member and D.Cipher co-founder Wayne Ramocan aka JUUNI for all of his work weaving our communities together.
Title Track board member Piper Carter interviews “Dilla Time” author!
Title Track Board member Piper Carter recently interviewed author Dan Charnas to discuss his just published book, Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm. Watch the full interview here!
Update from The Amplify Project
Check out this update from our partners at The Amplify Project on their 2022 Fellows and revisit our 2021 collaboration.
Earlier this Fall, Jenny Jones sat down with fellow Title Track Co-Executive Directors Holly T. Bird, and Seth Bernard for a deep conversation at the Neahtawanta Inn on their roots with Title Track and their inspirations for continuing to engage in this meaningful work.
Episode 25 of State of Water
Episode 25 features Amber Hasan whose work with poetry, music, herbalism and activism focuses on bringing light to dark places and situations, while also helping others to find and use their voices as a tool of empowerment. Amber caught up with dear friend and collaborator Seth Bernard - we hope you enjoy their amazing conversation, as well as a premiere of the new track: Watersong.
Imagine a Day Without Water and “WATERSONG”
Listen to the brand-new song “WATERSONG” by our co-executive director, Seth Bernard, Amber Hasan, and Monica Lewis-Patrick, and learn more about where our water comes from and why now is the time to invest in safe, clean, and reliable drinking water and sanitation.