If you're a leftist attending Kalamazoo College, you're in luck! The school is now granting students anywhere from $50 to $1,500 for social justice warriors to attend protests, trainings, conferences, and rallies.
The school is calling it its “Social Justice Leadership Fund” in an attempt 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.”
In the past, the school has funded groups of students going to an “Out of Work” conference which “focused on preparing LGBTQ individuals for participation in the job market after graduation from college.” Kalamazoo's even sent 40 of its students to a three-day “anti-racism workshop.”
Interestingly enough, the school also paid for students to “travel to and from organized events such as the Women's March on Washington,” even though it claims to be nonpartisan.
This grant isn't only available to students but also faculty and staff who want to engage in “social justice work,” according to the school's homepage.
So, next time you see a protest, it's possible those people were paid to be there as part of their “education.”
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