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The Institute of Ubuntu (IOU) is decidedly a think tank focused on enhancing the lives of people of African descent in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by cultivating community and healing and by promoting intellectual, cultural and thought leadership. In the spirit of Ubuntu, A Zulu term meaning, “I am because you are,” IOU envisions a world where generations of Black people, “know thyself" and experience wholeness in all aspects of life. We are as strong as the community holding us together.

Institute of Ubuntu

PO Box 68582, Grand Rapids, MI 49516 616-329-5541



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