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IfNotNow students speak against Israeli occupation at Mt. Zion

Rebecca Edwards

December 6, 2018

Last Sunday, Ari Jahiel ’19, Ethan Levin ’20 and local activist Leah Soule delivered a presentation at Mt. Zion Temple on behalf of IfNotNow – an organization that organizes for the end of American Jewish support of the Is...

Together we rise: on intersectionality and solidarity with Palestine

The Mac Weekly

November 16, 2018

By MacSUPER Intersectionality (noun): “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” (Ox...

El-Kati lecturer discusses black-Palestinian solidarity

Margaret Moran

November 8, 2018

Macalester faculty, students and guests from around the Twin Cities gathered in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom last Friday night for the annual Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship, this year featuring Dr. Marc LaMont Hi...

Graduation Flag “Passport Policy” Targets Diasporic and Arab Students

Zeena Fuleihan

April 19, 2018

As a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon, Macalester counts me in its internationalism statistics. On the “About Macalester” webpage, Macalester boasts that 25% of students are citizens of another country and 88...

Your Name Next to Mine: Confronting a Zionist Feminism


February 23, 2018

This time last year, excitement from the Women’s March popularized the International Women’s Strike in the U.S. The strike aimed to challenge the sexual, physical and economic exploitation of women worldwide. Movements su...

Lasso of Truth: Why Wonder Woman Isn’t the Feminist Film You’ve Been Waiting For

The Mac Weekly

September 29, 2017

Princess of Themyscira. Lasso-wielding badass. Feminist Icon. On June 2nd, comic-book lovers, women, and DC Universe fanatics alike flocked to theaters for the much-anticipated debut of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, a film that...

Palestinian-American activist Noura Erakat talks history of Israel-Palestinian conflict

November 7, 2014

On Tuesday Nov. 4, Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American activist and legal scholar, spoke about her experience and work in the Middle East and participated in a discussion with Macalester students about issues regarding the Is...

Debate over Israeli boycott comes to Mac

March 14, 2014

Over 80 Macalester community members attended a panel on the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions last Tuesday. The crowd overflowed Carnegie 06A, which seats 60. “It’s evident that peop...

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