Community Aid vs. Policing Bodies Video Now Live on YouTube!

In this panel discussion hosted by Harry Waters, Jr., panelists discuss how during these tense times of the trials for the murder of George Floyd, recent unfortunate violence at George Floyd Square, ongoing attacks on communities, and environmental suffering, we have grown more aware of the great toll on the bodies of us all. The work of these activist artists, who use the arts and creative methods to care for each other and their communities, has resonance that is generally overlooked in traditional media. Traditional media outlets will feature the needed protests, marches, and public cries for justice. We’ll gather with these community leaders to hear how to take an active role in aiding those with the most to lose: youth, elderly, LGBTQIA2S, unsheltered, and others among the most vulnerable.

Understanding Authoritarianism in the U.S. and Abroad video is now live! Click image to view!

In the news and on social media, we see a worrisome rise in authoritarianism around the world, including here in the US. This rise sparks fears about the development of totalitarian regimes and raises questions about relationships between authoritarianism and democracy. Panelists offer multiple disciplinary approaches as they provide lenses for us to understand what we are seeing around the world and in Macalester's local contexts. Join panelists Professors Erik Davis, Religious Studies; Olga González, Annan IGC, Anthropology, Latin American Studies; Bill Hart, Religious Studies, American Studies; and Lisa Mueller, Political Science; moderated by Dean Donna Maeda, Annan IGC, American Studies.

Video Available! How Does Race Matter?: Anticolonial and Anticapitalist Struggles Across the Globe

How Does Race Matter?: Anticolonial and Anticapitalist Struggles Across the Globe, the second installment of our 2020 Summer Series, titled Untangling Racial Politics and Ontologies: Local and Global Antagonisms and Possibilities, took place on August 13! Click the picture to be taken to the Registration view the video!

CEC provides multi-faceted ways for students to engage with the larger community

Students in the Outdoor Environmental Education Course teach elementary school students at the Ordway Field Station. Each year, about 60 academic courses include a community-based engagement component, just one of the ways students can become involved during their time at Mac through the Civic Engagement Center.

2020 International Roundtable - Video Live on YouTube!

The theme for the 27th Annual International Roundtable is Facing Pandemics of Disease and Race: Radically Rethinking for Liberatory Futures. The main Plenary Speaker Session, State of Emergency or State of Opportunity? Tools and Practices for Self-Determination, can be viewed now by clicking the image above.

Video Available! The Pandemic of Anti-Blackness

The Pandemic of Anti-Blackness, the first installment of the summer series Untangling Racial Politics and Ontologies: Local and Global Antagonisms and Possibilities, presented by the Macalester College Annan Institute for Global Citizenship, American Studies, and Latin American Studies, is now live on YouTube if you would like to view it! Click on the picture above to view the video.

The Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship fosters global citizenship by advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action in our local, national, and international communities.

A unique feature of Macalester College, the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (Annan IGC) houses diverse programs that connect rigorous academics with hands-on experience and exploration outside the classroom. From the annual International Roundtable to study away, to civic engagement, our programs unite students, faculty, and community partners toward the common purpose of advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action. More


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