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DML’s Trenzas program discusses prison reform

On Tuesday evening, over hot soup, breadsticks and Oreos, a small crowd of students and administration gathered in the living room of the Cultural House to discuss the failures of the U.S. prison system and the ramifications of the August 2018 prison workers’ strike. The event, hosted by the Department of Multicultural Life (DML), was…

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A Statement on Labor at Macalester College

The following is a statement composed by MacPIRG (Macalester Public Interest Research Group) students and delivered to Vice Presidents of Finance at Macalester, Patricia Langer and David Wheaton. It outlines the larger goals and immediate objectives of our campaign for a $15/hour wage for all work on campus. We, a growing coalition of Macalester students,…

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…

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