Kalamazoo, MI (Majyck Radio)- Numerous folks involved with Urban Democracy FEAST are busy behind the scenes preparing for a very busy Saturday. Members are gathering food ingredients all the way to table settings and childcare in preparation for many curious community members to participating in a grass-root, crowd funded democratic process of voting for social projects.
Three projects will be presented this evening sharing gaps of social equality in Kalamazoo. The project that receives the most votes at the end of the evening will be awarded the cash prize. This money is then used to further their project goals and outcomes.
No long drawn out process for reporting. The winner only needs to attend the next FEAST and give a report on what progress was made with the monies received.
This democratic process is simple with no hidden agendas. The first FEAST will be held at the Hispanic American Council located at 930 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.
Kalamazoo–Activist groups at Western Michigan University will rally at the flagpoles on main campus on Thursday to promote equity on campus as part of national Campus Equity Week. The week after Western’s full-time faculty union voted to censure Provost Timothy Greene for failing to act quickly to correct a gender pay gap, faculty and student groups will demonstrate to raise awareness about multiple examples of inequity around the university.
Members of the Professional Instructors Organization (PIO), representing more than 650 part-time instructors at WMU will join TAU on Thursday, to raise awareness for the history of cultural inequities in the way WMU treats part-time faculty.
Participants will meet at Wesley Peace Center due to the rain at 12:30 pm this afternoon.