We see, hear, and feel the grief, anger, and loss in our Macalester family as we fight for racial justice. Our alumni community is incredibly engaged, active, and knowledgeable. We have a lot to learn from you. If you have suggestions, ideas, resources, insights, or feedback – please email us at alumnioffice@macalester.edu or complete this form.

We have compiled information on supporting liberation and efforts to rebuild communities and lift up people in the Twin Cities and beyond below and will continue to add more resources. #MacTogether

Professor emeritus Jim Stewart has developed a video series on anti-racism and white supremacy. The “Jim Stewart” you see in these videos is a widely-published scholar whose many books on the history of white supremacy are heavily researched, littered with footnotes and, well, pretty dull reading.   All that has made it impossible for him to explain what he actually knows about white supremacy to normal smart, well-informed people who live way outside the walls of his “ivory tower.”  Watch the video and click to subscribe to his channel if you would like to view more.

 

Supporting the Twin Cities

Twin Cities Engagement June 2020 – A Google doc from the Macalester Civic Engagement Center that includes some ways to support and join efforts in the Twin Cities in meeting immediate needs and advocating for change.

Community Match for Racial Justice –  In an effort to support Black communities, communities of color, and fight for racial justice, Macalester matched donations our community members made to organizations chosen in collaboration with student groups BLAC and BLM at Mac, as well as the Civic Engagement Center.

Resources to support the Minneapolis protests

Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Twin Cities – MSP Mag

Campus Resources

From the Department of Multicultural Life
Resources for Student Summer 2020 – includes direct action resources, pre and post self-care for people doing actions, and self-care for protesters.

Recommended Reading from the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Living in Minneapolis while black: How George Floyd’s city feels to me – Dara Beevas, New York Daily News

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not – Danielle Cadet, Refinery29

Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us – Roxane Gay, New York Times

DeWitt Wallace Library Research Guides
American Studies: Getting Started

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Group

Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms: International Roundtable 2018

POCI Community

POC Online Classroom – founded by alum Abaki Beck ‘15, this resource aims to “amplify the voices of marginalized communities, educate others and ourselves on critical social justice issues, empower marginalized peoples, and incite change. Comment end 

Call for unity by the Coalition of Asian American Leaders

South Asians and Black Lives – Deepa Iyer, Medium

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now – Michelle Kim, Medium

Faculty Interviews

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Race and Policing: History and Possibilities for the Future
Alumni webinar and Q&A with Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies


WBEZ – Root Causes of Recent George Floyd Protest
Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies

Big Questions Series: Why isn’t inclusion enough?
Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life
Donna Maeda, Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship

Alumni Interviews

Expanded Education Opportunities Program
Barbara Phillips ’71, Melvin Collins’ 75 with Brian Rosenberg

Student Videos

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Black Entrepreneurship: Course Project