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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Big Questions 2021 in San Francisco

What can the “Harlem Hellfighters” teach us about Black internationalism? 

Black American history touches every corner of the globe. During World War I, the courage and fierce determination of Black soldiers in the U.S. Army's 369th Infantry earned them the nickname the “Harlem Hellfighters” from their German enemies. Assigned to the French army, the Black soldiers proved indispensable on the battlefield. Black soldiers also brought jazz and art to France, contributions that demonstrate the importance of Black internationalism. How does this concept relate to everything from study abroad at Macalester to our pillars of multiculturalism and internationalism? How is Black internationalism relevant now more than ever? 

Join Dr. Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies, and Dr. andré carrington ’03, associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, in conversation with President Suzanne Rivera.

Thursday, November 11 2021
Exploratorium in the Kanbar Forum 
Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
6:30 - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception 
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation 
8:00 - 8:30 PM Dessert Reception 

Proof of vaccination is required for all guests, no exemptions. Masks are required inside unless guests are eating or drinking.

Big Questions are events with Macalester President Rivera, faculty, staff, and alumni that celebrate the liberal arts with thought-provoking conversations about global issues, plus opportunities to connect with your fellow alumni, parents, and friends. See all Big Questions events

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Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Admission: Free

Sponsors: Advancement, Alumni Engagement, President, Special Events

Listed under: Alumni Events, Front Page Events


Exploratorium in the Kanbar Forum
Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111