Department of Multicultural Life

DML Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) is to provide transformative leadership in creating a Macalester community that is equitable, inclusive, and socially just for everyone.

Goals

  • Foster and promote a welcoming and pluralistic environment that is inclusive of the entire college community.
  • Identify, assess, and promote social justice for the campus community.
  • Integrate and affirm the peoples, discourses, thoughts, and experiences of marginalized people into the fabric of the Macalester community.
  • Create partnerships with academic and administrative departments to infuse anti-oppression education throughout all aspects of campus life.

Special Events

HARAMBEE! Celebration
Our annual end of the year event celebrates and recognizes students, staff, and faculty for their contributions to multicultural education on campus throughout the year. 

Lavender Graduation
This annual celebration is a recognition and celebration of Macalester's LGBTQ graduating seniors. Sponsored by the DML, Campus Programs, Alumni Relations, and the Office of Student Affairs/Fund for Lavender Life.

Rites of Passage
This annual graduation ceremony recognizes and honors the contributions of Macalester's graduating students of color.  Sponsored by the DML and the Alumni Office.

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SPEAK! Series: Afro-latinidad: The construct of race and power

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 pm, JBD

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, SPEAK! Series presents Rosa Clemente, Hip Hop activist, journalist, community organizer, and leading scholar on issues of Afro-Latinx identity.

Rosa Clemente, a native of the South Bronx, is one of the most raw, honest, political, social, and cultural voices in the country. From Harvard to prisons, Rosa has spent her life dedicated to scholar activism. She is currently a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Dubois department of UMASS-Amherst. Throughout her scholarly career, Rosa has been a constant on the ground presence through the many political struggles facing Black and Latinx people in the 21st century.

Rosa is a leading scholar on the issues of Afro-Latinx identity. Her groundbreaking article, Who is Black?, published in 2001, was the catalyst for many discussions regarding Blackness in the Latinx culture. She continues to discuss cultural identity, political identity and racial identity in and out of the academy.

Sponsored by:  American Studies, Office of the President, Campus Activities and Operations, Latin American Studies, History Department, Educational Studies, Adelante!, Black Liberation Affairs Committee (B.L.A.C), Latin American & Caribbean Society, Title IX/Equity Office, and Lealtad-Suzuki Center.

More Than Words Inclusive Language Campaign

Whether or not we understand the power of our words, we still use them. So what kind of impact do you want to make?

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