Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center is giving funds to students and staff to teach them about social justice issues and provide them money for protests.
The grants are meant to “provide opportunities to learn about a variety of social justice and human rights issues, develop new skills in organizing and leadership, and take action on the issues that prospective applicants care most about,” according to its website.
Grants range from $50 to $1,500 and go towards social justice trainings, conferences, protests, and rallies. Earlier this year, students received financial support to attend an immigration rally in Washington, D.C., to advocate for “comprehensive immigration policies.”
Past grants have also gone to an “Out of Work” conference which “focused on preparing LGBTQ individuals for participation in the job market after graduation from college” and to ERAC training, which included “over 40 Kalamazoo College students participat[ing] in a 2.5 day anti-racism workshop.”
A Kalamazoo spokesman told Campus Reform Tuesday that the Arcus Center provided grants for students to “travel to and from organized events such as the Women’s March on Washington.”
The spokesman did not reply to inquiries about why the “non-partisan” Center had funded Women’s Marchers but had not given grants to conservative and pro-life women who had requested grants to attend events like the March For Life.
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