Let Your Life Speak

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Lilly Program for Vocation and Ethical Leadership
Markim Hall 310
651-696-6738
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-12:00 noon

The Let Your Life Speak series provides a window into the life narratives of individuals from the Macalester community and beyond. The stories shared illuminate diverse paths towards living lives of conviction and courage. Speakers recount meaningful life moments that have shaped their individual purpose, perspective and commitments.


Past Presentions

April 2014 - When I Was... Unwavering
Molly Olsen, Professor & Chair, Hispanic Studies and Noah Westreich '14 and Danny Ross '15 were the guests.  They shared how moments of determination shaped their life's meaning, perspective, and commitments

March 2014 - When I Was... Different
Marissa Kurtz '15 and Neil Chugdar, Assistant Professor, English, spoke about how experiences when they felt like an outsider or out of step with the world around them.

February 2014 - When I Was... Unsettled
Christian Smith '15 and Sedric McClure, MAX Center Counselor, shared reflections related to the discomfort of losing the security of what was once known or believed.

December 2013 - When I Was... Wrong
Jeffrey Garcia '14 and Jim Hoppe, Dean of Students, shared reflections on self-understanding and humility.

October 2013 - When I Was... Afraid
Lucy Andrews '14 and Lin Aanonsen, Professor of Biology/WGSS, shared reflections on bravery.

April 2013
Joan Ostrove, Professor of Psychology, shared reflections on how our truest vocation often lies below our public accomplishments.

October 2012
Fr. Michael Lapsley, Anglican priest and founder of the Institute for the Healing of Memories, kicked off this series reflecting on his journey from freedom fighter to healer.