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Macalester campus unites for  walk-in against hate
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Macalester campus unites for walk-in against hate

As morning classes let out on Nov. 16, Macalester students, faculty and staff moved en masse toward the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center for a campus-wide walk-in against hate. Attendees packed the balcony, the staircase, the atrium and the entryway to, per the event’s description, “stand up and speak out against hate in our community.”…

Angela Davis speaks on capitalism, feminism, and global politics
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Angela Davis speaks on capitalism, feminism, and global politics

Near the opening of her lecture, Angela Davis shouted, “Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains,” a famous phrase found in the Communist Manifesto, setting the tone for the rest of the event. Davis was invited to appear as the fall speaker by the Lectures Coordination Board. The event…

Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales
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Art and activism that heals: A talk with Ricardo Levine Morales

Wearing a soft green shirt and amused expression, Ricardo Levine Morales greeted Macalester students for “Art as Activism and Medicine,” an event organized by Adelante!, the Art and Art History departments, the Department of Multicultural Life and the Sustainability Office on Monday. The students sat facing a ring of posters that were the bullseye of…

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Black History Month Roundtable discusses history of activism

Four panelists discussed the theme of perseverance in Alexander G. Hill ballroom on Tuesday night. Organized by the American studies department and the Minnesota Vikings in honor of Black History Month, the event drew a crowd of about 60 people. The panel consisted of Stanford history professor Clayborne Carson, American Studies department chair Duchess Harris…

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Life post-election: MacCARES and the path forward

Dear Macalester Community, In the wake of the presidential election and other current events that remain at the surface of our collective conscience, we, members of MacCARES, have taken time to reflect. To acknowledge that we are not alone in this reflection, to further conversation, and to provide context for our perspectives, we write the…

CeCe McDonald talks trans identity, privilege and allyship
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CeCe McDonald talks trans identity, privilege and allyship

On a June night in 2011 in Minneapolis, CeCe McDonald fatally stabbed a man who was attempting to assault her and her friends. Since then, the Black trans activist’s journey has taken her from the courtrooms and prisons of Minnesota to the cover of Rolling Stone ­— and on Friday, April 1, the stage of…

Black Lives Matter Toronto organizer visits campus as LCB speaker
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Black Lives Matter Toronto organizer visits campus as LCB speaker

“What were you doing when Black Lives Matter was changing the world?” That’s what Janaya Khan wants students to ask themselves. Khan, also known as “future” within the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, spoke for over an hour in Kagin Ballroom on Tuesday, April 5. Khan is a founder of the BLM Toronto chapter and…

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Mac, Wells Fargo expand terms of use

Members of Kick Wells Fargo Off Campus (KWOC) are preparing for another semester of on-campus activism, but this summer Macalester and fellow ACTC colleges signed a document with Wells Fargo that will improve financial terms if each school continues to use the bank’s purchasing cards. “We participated in the discussions of the terms in good…

Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment
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Fossil Free Mac hosts demonstration advocating for divestment

A handful of members of Macalester’s Fossil Free Mac huddled outside of the Campus Center on a cold, blustery Monday afternoon, dressed up as whoopie cushions and oil executives with clown noses for their own April 1 celebration: Fossil Fools Day. The event was designed to raise awareness about the organization’s efforts to convince Macalester’s…