Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 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.
Holla Back CafE
At Holla Back Cafe, the C-House is transformed into a coffee house where Cultural House staff will lead participants through a discussion of a current topic or concern and explore action steps toward social change. Holla Back Cafe provides a space for people to "holla back" with their perspectives and concerns.
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, email@example.com.