Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
What the Grant will Fund
Among the numerous ACSJL programs that the $23 million grant will support are:
The grant will also fund ACSJL staff positions, including co-directors Jaime M. Grant (executive director) and Lisa Brock (academic director).
- two endowed Social Justice Faculty Chairs. Current chairs are held by John Dugas in political science and Adriana Garriga-Lopez in anthropology-sociology.
- fellowships for “K” faculty and staff to support projects and scholarship related to social justice leadership.
- four-year Enlightened Leadership Scholarships awarded to one “K” student each year.
- annual Visiting Fellowships for scholars, activists, artists, thought leaders, and visiting faculty, as a way to introduce new scholarship, energy, and social justice activity and engagement to the campus and Kalamazoo community.
- annual Spring Lecture Series featuring a prominent or provocative speaker to deliver a lecture to our campus and community.
- a Social Justice Leadership Fund that provides grants to students, faculty, and staff who propose innovative social justice projects and programs.
- summer internships that offer qualified “K” students the opportunity to integrate social justice theory with practice as interns at social justice organizations across the U.S. and abroad.
- the Catalyst Project, a community-outreach and support initiative that will provide consulting and technical support to selected Kalamazoo-area social justice organizations.
- the Praxis Center, an online resource center for scholars and practitioners of social justice work and leadership that will be launched later in 2012.