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Bornstein discusses trans representation in media
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Bornstein discusses trans representation in media

Macalester hosted a panel on transgender representation in the media in John B. Davis Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event was part of the Department of Multicultural Life’s SPEAK! Series, which aims to bring influential speakers to Macalester for discussions about transnational social issues. The event was co-sponsored by Macalester and Hamline University….

Features

Style File: Zeam Porter, practicing powerful self-expression

After pausing to clarify gender pronouns, Zeam Porter ’20 stated, “They, them, theirs. Or Z, just call me Z.” This emphatic declaration displayed an easy confidence and an air of serious self-assuredness often uncharacteristic of those at the beginning of their college years. Porter is wise beyond their years and emits a warm glow of…

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Define your terms: on expressing dissenting political opinions

About once or twice a year, an op-ed appears in The Mac Weekly expressing dismay at Macalester’s hypocritically close-minded environment. Last week, Cody Olson authored such a piece, in which he described a time he was unfairly shut down in a classroom discussion because he cited a conservative source. He asked for Macalester students to…

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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Janet Mock shares keynote on activism

On Tuesday evening, the Department of Multicultural Life hosted trans* rights activist, social justice advocate and author Janet Mock, who gave a keynote address as part of the SPEAK! series and kickoff of Women’s History Month. Mock, a trans woman of color, spoke about her new memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love…