Macalester’s Advancement team affirms the college’s antiracism statement and strives for equity and inclusion in all our work.
When faced with a challenge, members of the Macalester community rally together to help one another and those in need. While we recognize everyone is in a different space right now and having different experiences, we hope these pages offer you ways to connect, creative activities to keep you entertained, and ideas on how to help others. We hope this brings comfort and inspiration to you as it connects our alumni community. Macalester is always at its best when we take things on together.
We are #MacTogether
Make sure to check back to the website often for updates on events, helpful resources, and ways we can support our Macalester community during this time.
We will get through this together.
Alumni Town Hall with President Suzanne Rivera August 2021
We would like to take a moment to honor the fact that we at Macalester are on Dakota land. This is the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgment to honor the Dakota people, ancestors, and descendants, as well as the land itself.
*Land acknowledgments call on us to stop and think about the history of the land on which we live. They ask us to consider what was done in many of our names in the past and what our continual displacement of Indigenous people means in the present and future. Additionally, a land acknowledgement provides opportunity to explore the current impact of colonization and systemic oppression on Indigenous peoples. Land acknowledgements do not exist in past tense or a historical context as colonialism is a current ongoing process.