Social Justice

WMUK News
9:33 am
Sun May 12, 2013

K College announces Global Prize winners

Global Prize winners on stage SAturday
Credit Kalamazoo College

In a surprise finish Saturday, three organizations won Global Collaborative Social Justice Leadership awards from Kalamazoo College. The College's Arcus Center had originally planned to give one $25,000 global prize, plus a $5,000 regional award. But jurors considering the entries asked that the college award three $10,000 global prizes. One went to the Dalia Association that helps Palestinians create their own businesses through "micro loans", raising the money within their communities.

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WMUK News
7:41 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Who will win the Collaborative Social Justice Awards?

Architectural drawing of the planned Arcus Center building
Credit Kalamazoo College

Two organizations will take home new awards from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 11th. It is the first time the center will hand out its Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership worth $25,000 as well as a $5,000 regional prize. Eighteen finalists are vying for the awards. The jurors for the competition include nationally known activist and academic Angela Davis.

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WMUK News
11:10 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Documentary revists a 1963 civil rights boycott

Credit SW Michigan Black Heritage Society

Like many cities, Kalamazoo has traveled a long road toward greater racial equality. But the Civil Rights Movement first hit home in 1963 when black residents boycotted a local drugstore that refused to hire African-American workers. Now, students in a class at Kalamazoo College debut a video documentary about the Van Avery Drugstore boycott on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Olmstead Room at Mandelle Hall.

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7:01 am
Fri March 29, 2013

K College prize draws global interest

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The winners of the global and regional prizes will be announced on May 11th.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Some 188 organizations have applied for the first-ever Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice. Applicants representing 23 countries, as well as 25 states and the District of Columbia, are competing for the $25,000 prize, Kalamazoo College said in a press release.