Social Justice News
“Empowering girls with information and giving them a voice enables them to say ’no’ to early marriage, ’no’ to dropping out of school, and ’no’ to an early pregnancy or unsafe sex that might cost them their future.” So wrote … Continue reading
David Forsythe will deliver the annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at 8 PM on Tuesday, November 5, in the Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room at Kalamazoo College. The title of his address is “The United States and Torture after … Continue reading
Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College
Social justice leadership is at the heart of a Kalamazoo College experience.It traces back to the mid-1800s when K leaders James and Lucinda Stone embraced educational opportunities for women and welcomed anti-slavery activists such as Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson into their home and classrooms.
It’s evident in the diverse, inclusive student body that models social justice in the many student organizations that they lead. It runs through the ranks of K faculty and staff members who embed its tenets in coursework, service-learning programs, and other experiential programs at home and abroad.
Kalamazoo’s long commitment to social justice and leadership development is most evident in our new Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, made possible through a generous endowment grant from the Arcus Foundation.
"Social justice leadership means valuing each and all our lives, and assuring that we all have the right and the opportunity to thrive in our communities."Through the ACSJL, Kalamazoo College will develop leaders who will engage in civil rights, human rights, and social justice leadership work here in our community and around the world.
— Jaime Grant, Executive Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
"The work of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership is consistent with Kalamazoo College's history, mission, and liberal arts tradition. It demonstrates how we do more in four years, so our students can do more in a lifetime."
— Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, President, Kalamazoo College