Cultural House

Multicultural Life
Kagin Commons
651-696-6243
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Cultural House

The Cultural House

Located at 37 Macalester Street, this is a safe space for domestic students of color and allies who are interested in learning from and contributing to a multicultural environment. The C-House strives to be a symbol of connection for people of color at Macalester and in the Twin Cities. Although the C-House is organized around the dismantling of racism, there is careful attention paid to the intersection of multiple identities, including gender, class, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and religion. Programming and many cultural organizations who utilize the C-House are structured in a diasporic manner that recognizes that race may have variant meanings in an international context.

The Cultural House Signature Programs

Cultural House Block Party

The C-House Block Party serves as a kick-off to the programmatic year for the Cultural House. It is an annual event that formally welcomes the Macalester community. Food, fun, and water games celebrate the new academic year.

In the Kitchen With...

"In the Kitchen With..." is a weekly program that brings students, staff and faculty together over food and conversation to build community and foster meaningful relationships.

Fresh Fridays

Fresh Fridays provides a space for students to explore issues of social justice and the intersections of identity in a creative environment. Fresh Fridays is a place to unwind and get to know others in an easygoing way.

An(other) story Circle

An(other) Story Circle is a once-a-semester program where a group of students are asked to share their experiences, or stories, with the campus community around a particular theme on identity, self, and society. The Story Circle program aspires to encourage the Macalester community to talk across difference and get to know each other through sharing personal narratives.

Poetry Slam

This annual tradition is a spoken word competition where students perform and the audience is the judge! The Poetry Slam is a time for the Macalester community to celebrate and reflect on the significance of oral traditions in communities of color and as means for political action in all communities.

For more information about the Cultural House, contact Demetrius Colvin, dcolvin@macalester.edu.