Lealtad-Suzuki Center Signature Programs

  • Allies ProjectAllies Project

    Participation in the Allies Project gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe environment and community for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, or ability. Allies of the Allies Project provide support and resources to individuals and/or groups who are exploring their own feelings and/or struggling with issues related to their multiple identities. 

  • Student Identity CollectivesIdentity Collectives

    Asian Women of the Diaspora; Black Women of the Diaspora; Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness; Latin American Women and Non-Binary Folk of the Diaspora; Men of Color; Mixed Race; Queer People of Color; Queer Women; Trans Identity; Transracial/Transnational Adoptees; White Identity; Women of Color; Working Class; and An Occasion to Understand Our Roots (OUR) Collectives provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues between all of the collectives.  The Identity Collectives recognize the multiple and intersecting identities we all carry and the importance of a supportive community as we explore our privileged and marginalized identities. Each collective group is facilitated by trained faculty, staff, and students.

  • Pluralism and Unity ProgramPluralism and Unity Program

    This program provides first-year students an opportunity to build strong and effective relationships within and across racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds. The P&U Program creates a community of people who are committed to exploring issues of culture, identity, and social justice.

  • Soup and Sustance Lunch Series

    A monthly lunch series program that brings students, staff, and faculty together around food and conversation.  An array of soups from across the world is provided, and participants engage in dialogues that center around topics related to various cultural heritage months.

  • SPEAK! Series

    Students Participating, Engaging, and Accessing Knowledge,” the SPEAK! Series engages the Macalester community in a series of intimate conversations with dynamic and influential speakers on important transnational issues. What makes SPEAK! a different type of lecture series is that the speakers talk with, rather than just to, students.

  • ExpressionsTapas Series

    A monthly student-facilitated series highlighting different issues around multiculturalism, identity, and diversity that are pertinent to the Macalester community.

  • ExpressionsXpressions

    An opportunity for Macalester students to express themselves and showcase their artistic talents. Xpressions aims to provide participants with greater appreciation and knowledge of different art forms, including spoken word, poetry, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, theater, dance, film, photography, research, and design.