In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd last May, outcry and demonstrations sprang up in cities throughout the United States. Debates ensued not just over the techniques police use to subdue suspects, but also the role of police in our communities. During the debates, one man’s story of creating lasting change rose to national prominence. Isaiah McKinnon, former chief of police and deputy mayor of Detroit, exemplifies a life dedicated to creating the change you want to see in the world. As a young police officer, he experienced racism firsthand, and as a public servant he rose to positions of authority in which he could do something about it. Chief McKinnon joins the Hauenstein Center and our partners in Grand Valley’s Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, for our annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Grand Valley.