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Welcome to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL) is an initiative of Kalamazoo College whose mission is to support the pursuit of human rights and social justice by developing emerging leaders and sustaining existing leaders in the field of human rights and social justice, creating a pivotal role for liberal arts education in engendering a more just world. The ACSJL provides programs and activities that teach and promote social change practices that will enable you to imagine a socially just world, and be a part of creating it. Supporting Kalamazoo College’s mission to prepare graduates who provide enlightened leadership, and responding to the need for development of engaged citizens who have the abilities to envision and create a socially just world, the ACSJL will develop new leaders and sustain existing leaders in the field of human rights and social justice.

The ACSJL recognizes an intrinsic connection between social justice leadership and the liberal arts, and it seeks to develop and support this emerging field of study and practice. We envision a campus community marked by equity, opportunity, respectful honesty, and dialogue.

Praxis Center: where scholars, activists, and artists go to boldly think together

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Praxis Center is an online resource center for scholars, activists and artists: a space for us to boldly and critically think, inquire and imagine together. From action research to grassroots activism and revelatory art practice, we make visible imperative social justice work being done today.

Read our new post "What's a Family" by Jaime Grant. 

WITH/OUT — ¿BORDERS? Conference

Radical Transgressions, Critical Solidarities, and Emergent Epistemologies
Let’s Re-Map the World!

The Kalamazoo College ASCJL is excited to host its first conference, WITH/OUT -BORDERS? in September 2014! The aim of the conference is to bring together social justice leaders and intellectuals in order to question, interrogate and complicate the very notion of borders from a number of inter-sectional, cartographical, ideological, political, cultural and social locations.

Queries to: Arcus.Center@kzoo.edu

 

THE ACSJL IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE GLOBAL PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP! THE JURORS OF THE PRIZE DELIVERED THIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AFFAIRS:

 

If you have any questions, please contact the ACSJL here or by calling (269) 337-7398.